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I like them because I think they make an ODI marginally less formulaic, which is one of my biggest gripes with the format.
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I actually don't mind the power plays.
Maybe the whole 20 overs instead of 15 is an issue, but the idea of the fielding team choosing when to use the powerplay overs at his discretion works. And people complaining that its not used enough, and that its always the first 20 overs, is such a stupid complaint.
If its tactically not needed, then why should they have to? But in those rare situations when a team is going at 7-8 an over after the first 10, then let the fielding captain do it.
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I think that the longer that they hang around, the more adventurous (sp) that the captains will get with them. As we saw with the more inventive captains in recent times, if a team is going well, it can pay to hold off on them until you get a wicket. And even if you don't get that pole, you can bring on the power-play while a partnership is on a roll - and when they see the field in they get too adventurous (sp - again) and gift their wicket away.
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Last edited by LA ICE-E; 18-05-2007 at 10:35 PM.
I reckon what Jono and Jack said are my thoughts on this issue too. I don't mind them at all.
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why would you want to get rid of powerplay? it makes what most of you call boring ODI's more interesting.
also i think the powerplay symbol is a bit girly.
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