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Old August 3, 2009, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by alibangali
I have not seen bd play a t20 match the way it should be played. its always being ugly and disrespectful (bar a few individual performances).

On the contrary to what many people believe T20 is not trash cricket, its actually more demanding than ODI. It takes a lot of skill to win these matches. If you look at the best T20 sides you will see that there is a lot of balance and variation in the type of players and style of play. The players themselves are very skilled at what they do. You get specialist batsmen who can hit boundries by playing good cricket strokes as well as using initiative to create their own unorthodox shots, batsmen who can build and hold an innings by taking regular singles and twos thus keeping their strike rate 100+, exlposive allrounders that can exploit the last few overs to accelerate scoring. You get wicket taking bowlers, RR restrictive bowlers, bowlers that excel in death bowling and the best sides have variation in bowling. The best T20 teams build innings by taking powerplays to their advantage and scoring runs quickly, then decelerating and stabilising the innings after the PP so that too many wickets are not lost and also keep the scoreboard ticking. then the last 4-5 overs they accelerate the RR to get to a good total. The best sides play according to the pitch condition and adjust their strategy according to the situation. As you can see from above it takes a lot of skill to construct a winning T20 match and like all the other format batting and bowling play a crucial part.
The teams that rubbish T20 are the ones that cannot (and/or lack the skills to) play a T20 match, teams like us.
Thank you thank you thank you. At least one other being on this board recognizes the finesse, craftiness, cunning and sophistication of good T20 players/teams.
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