Originally Posted by Athlai
Odd that the unforced errors have came off quality bowlers isn't it.
Flintoff and Anderson both threw in some high quality balls today that dismissed the kiwi top order, there has been a load of good balls throughout the tournament, Asif's had beautiful spells, Lee's hattrick was all his quality. I would say theres hardly anymore dismissals in this format to unforced errors as there is in ODI's (in the last ten overs particularily). I've watched 2 thirds of the matches in this WC and I honestly believe that good bowling is what is getting the majority of the wickets and not your "unforced errors".
Of course they will. If you are going to slog and miss the ball still has to be pitched on the stumps for you to be bowled.
I think you are not at all on the same page as me.
I am notsaying that the better bowlers or the better batsmen will nottake wickets or score runs respectively. Read a second and third time if required please.
What I am saying is that the standards 'required' for this format will be lower for obvious reasons and over time the overall standards will decline.
Of course in any format the better players will perform better. But what dfines better will change.
When wickets stopped being left uncovered, players who had the technique to play on stickies vanished. Now have stickies and the Tendulkars and Laras will scream 'blue murder' . But have stickies as a permanent feature and players who are the best of the best will learn to play on them.
Skills evolve with need butthey also disappear, over time, as the need disappears.
I rest my case. Since I have absolutely nothing more to add and repeating oneself is very tiresome