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    Anyone with a test batting average of 40 and a bowling average of 14 cannot be scoffed at. But Mcgrath can, because he's ****e.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Why are you picking on him?

    He's marmite.
    Very thin marmite too, with 12.5 in economy rate...
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    Turns out Harvey did score the first century, he's scored 2 centuries in Twenty20. Hodge was leading run scorer in 2003 and second highest run scorer in 2004 - all of the Aussies have done well in it unfortunately.

    The format for the English Twenty20 competition next year is supposed to be the same except for each county playing 8 games (4 home and 4 away), this kinda confuses me tho because there are 6 teams in the groups, seems a bit strange to play 3 teams home and away and two others just the once *if* that is what is happening...

    Would be nice to see Durham tuck into McGrath twice tho

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    It does sound strange, almost like the 22 game Championship of the late 80s!

    Play 10 teams once, and 6 twice in a mixture of 3 and 4 day games.
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    Similar bemusement to the 8 matches in 6 team groups from Andrew Miller on an article on CricInfo:

    http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_data...27OCT2004.html

    I hope the ECB don't fudge this and keep it relatively straight forward as a 20 over competition should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    Err no it's a shame because they struggle to get the ball off the square.
    As much as I want to comment on this.. I have managed to keep my mouth shut. Well.........no I won't start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara
    As much as I want to comment on this.. I have managed to keep my mouth shut. Well.........no I won't start
    Awww what a tease.

    Would it help if I said the women cricketers did well to keep up with the rule allowing a small amount of time for the next batswoman to get to the middle after a wicket, after all it usually takes women hours to get ready - those helmets/caps must really mess their hair up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    Awww what a tease.

    Would it help if I said the women cricketers did well to keep up with the rule allowing a small amount of time for the next batswoman to get to the middle after a wicket, after all it usually takes women hours to get ready - those helmets/caps must really mess their hair up too.

    No that wouldn't help. Not all woman are like that. Actually not even half are. And those girls wouldn't play a gam like cricket beause they would break there fingernails

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    it should just be kept simple

    why make it complicated

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Baconator
    it should just be kept simple

    why make it complicated
    Indeed, I think the ECB were going for a Blair-style middle way option instead of just keeping it the same or playing everyone home and away in the group stage.

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    Martin Crowe has said that in order to make 20/20 better, they need the "extra run zones", therefore reflecting the views I gave earlier about the zones that need to be placed on a 20/20 cricket field.
    Crowe's comments can be found at:
    http://nz.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CR...07NOV2004.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaka
    Martin Crowe has said that in order to make 20/20 better, they need the "extra run zones", therefore reflecting the views I gave earlier about the zones that need to be placed on a 20/20 cricket field.
    Crowe's comments can be found at:
    http://nz.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CR...07NOV2004.html
    I think he's just wanting it to be more like his own version 'CricketMax' which is understandable, but 20 over cricket doesn't need any (more) on-field gimmicks really. I think if I *were* to suggest something it would be along the lines of field restrictions, ie more fielders had to be in the circle throughout the innings so that good shots get full value instead of scoring 1 run more often than not (happens a lot in ODIs especially the middle overs). In England the boundaries are in far enough such that you pretty much get value for shots anyway, I dunno what it's like in other countries - South African domestic 20 over cricket seemed to be much lower scoring even when not many wickets fell.

    Anyway I'm still surprised how many 20 over Internationals are scheduled without one actually been played yet in the first place.

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    I think Crowe is quietly seething that the NZC elected to use the Twenty20 format instead of SuperMax for the NZ v Australia game in Feb.

    But to his credit he didn't exactly slam Twenty20.

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    As posted in another thread:

    20 over current World XI (batting order subject to change)

    Flintoff
    Gayle
    Symonds
    Gilchrist
    Sehwag
    Tendulkar
    Shahid Afridi
    Shoaib Malik
    Vaas
    Murali
    Harmison

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    I would go as far as not selecting Harmison and Vaas and replacing them with some more big hitters - slow/medium bowling and spin works in this game, and with that lineup youve got 4 from Flintoff, Gayle, Symmo, Sehwag, Shahid, Shoaib, Murali and even Sachin.
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