Originally Posted by Jono
If there's such a great contest between bat and ball in 20/20 cricket, then why the hell are there no slips after 2 overs?
I've seen plenty of sides have a slip fielder not only after the second over but even after the six over point. To put that into some kind of context, how many times do you see a slip employed after the PowerPlays in ODI cricket? Not many a time... And even in recent one day series between India and England, Paul Collingwood was routinely getting rid of his slips after only two or three overs. As Scaly said, slips are not a prerequisite to have a contest between bat and ball, especially on wickets which are slow and low.