Originally Posted by honestbharani
On the other hand, SJS, I think a certain amount of field restriction is needed in T20.. Only then, even on a bowlers' wicket, will they keep slips and the sort... Attacking captaincy is becoming more and more of a risk that many ppl are just unwilling to take and the only way to get all this in is through such rules.
But I do agree abt that 2 piece ball thing.... Some commentators have been harping on it for years, dunno why the admins don't lend them an ear.
I mentioned the slips in conjunction with the two piece cricket ball. It wil make sense to have slips if more edges are expected.
The field restriction is not making for slip fielders, nor is it making for an attack which is using the close in fielders as an attacking force.
All that is happening is that the inner ring of fielders are being spread around to increase the probability of stopping a larger number of shots. Some times fielders outside the circle can also be an attacking option. For example a leg spinner flighting outside the off stump making the batsman hit him with the risk of being caught by a deep cover.
They have to think of putting the fear of losing his wicket back in the batsman's mind. The limited overs format will still continue to make run scoring the major preoccupation of the batsman but knowing the risks of mindless batting he will have to develope the skills to counter the risk
Its that which will make the game exciting as a contest between bat and ball. To reduce it to a contest between bat and ba
t can never be good for the game in the long run.