Originally posted by Rik
the number of poor shots being played because of the pressure of scoring reminds me of watching bowling pins just as the bowler releases the bowling ball.
I think that's what makes this competition good, with time people will improve under this pressure (though not the people who count i.e. the England ODI side) and being able to cope with pressure will stand them in good stead for all other forms of the game as all involve pressure.
Can't for the life of me explain why it's been done so none of the international side gets to play in this. Just hope the potential younger players get used to pressure and bring that through in future.