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    The tournament Overall

    I know we are not even into the semis yet but I think this edition of the T20 WC is probably the best there has been.

    The pitches have offered variety with some absolute belters to some real mines. Also the contest between bat and ball has been generally good accompanied by some of the usual brain implosions from pak, bang etc.

    Some awesome matches as well Ind vs ban, nz vs pak, sa vs eng, eng vs afg, and also some of the others.

    Thoughts?
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    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Really enjoyed the 2007/8 one which was excellent in it's own right. Really enjoying this one a lot. Have seen most of the matches when usually I skip almost any T20 tournament. Both these tournaments have their own significance too. While 2007/8 helped get T20 into the international and league stage, this gives T20 an acceptance of sorts as a serious cricket game among cricket fans to some extent.

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    yeah, I probably haven't enjoyed any T20 tournament as much as this one.

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    I did enjoy the first couple of Champions Trophies with T20 sides from various countries a fair bit. Those tournaments aren't bad conceptually. Just need to plan and execute them well. We have too many T20 tournaments right now, so glad we do t have it right now but wouldn't mind seeing it after a few years every few years if we can find space for it.


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    I never thought I'd say this in a million years, but I'm actually enjoying it more than last year's ODI World Cup. I got so bored of watching teams rack up 300-plus in almost every game, and it's been really refreshing to see bowlers have so much of a say in these games.

    Maybe I'm slowly becoming a T20 convert.

    But still, like every ICC tournament, it needs more associates.
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    Gotta agree with smali. It's been fun.

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    Some one mentioned the 2020 T20 World cup should have 20 teams..
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    20 might be to many really, but 10 is way to few, 4 groups of 4 would be perfect, but I know that will never happen, I'd settle next time for 12 sides, not ideal but better than 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I never thought I'd say this in a million years, but I'm actually enjoying it more than last year's ODI World Cup. I got so bored of watching teams rack up 300-plus in almost every game, and it's been really refreshing to see bowlers have so much of a say in these games.

    Maybe I'm slowly becoming a T20 convert.

    But still, like every ICC tournament, it needs more associates.
    Quite agree with this. The games generally have had a good balance between bat and ball and i would definitely rate this over the ODI WC last year. Which is saying something because for me Tests > ODIs > T20 generally

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    Add my name to the bandwagon of people who are enjoying this more than any previous T20. I'm not sure why. The fact that the Black Caps are 3 from 3 might have something to do with it. I think the truth is that this is the first time I have watched a T20 tournament while considering it a legitimate form of cricket.

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    yeah this has been good.
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    Completely agree, this tournament has been awesome so far, I don't really count the preliminary round with the minnows as part of the tournament personally. I feel teams should be decided prior to the actual tournament. Outside of that it's been awesome, the pitches have been wonderful so far (haters can keep hating), and more importantly perhaps, teams are a lot more equal than they have been in the past. Bangladesh and England are much improved, SL and Pak are lacking in quality a bit, but for the most part teams are relatively even. I also like this format instead of the 4 groups of 3 where the points don't even carry over from the first round to the second.

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    I'm enjoying it so far but feel as if I shouldn't, what with it being T20 and all.

    So meh
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    Feel like it has had some very exciting games, but overall think the quality is low.

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    Fit Starc, in form Boulthee and a 2010 Malinga would be awesome. The fast bowling seems lacking a bit in this tournament.

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