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    IPL 4's and 6's - a farce

    I just noticed it, how the boundries have been shortened by a good 8-10 meters. It just makes me so mad and also makes me question the legitimacy of majority of those fours and sixes scored . Was watching Raina's Sixes, none of them would have been six on a normal Chennai ground.

    Not just that, it definately raises a question of legitimacy of the entire Twenty20 format (at least in the IPL context).

    Correction :- One of them would have been a six, in a proper ground, two of them would not.
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    Fours and sixes are the whole idea of Twenty20. Every single one of the 3 or 4 games I've watched (mostly only in part) has had similar ropes-in.

    Twenty20 is not designed to be a battle between bat and ball, as I've said. It's something which is simply about trying to get as many runs scored in 40 overs as possible. And it's why it doesn't feel in the slightest like cricket to me.
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    Yea, its obvious what they want, but I don't like this one bit. The lower scoring games are more often the most competitive and fun to watch.
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    Dont mind the big hits and boundaries galore of 20/20, but as said before, bringing the ropes in to increase it is just cheating the fans and the players. It may be a different format, but its still top level cricket, why deliberately bring the level down to that of a junior knockabout.
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    I enjoy TT quite a bit but I agree that this part of the game needs to be changed. To keep interest in the format you need a variety of totals and hitting boundaries should mean something. If every game becomes a 200+ bashfest I think interest will eventually fade. I think the average game should be with a par score of 150 with a few games above and below this. Pitches and boundary ropes should be set with that in mind. Bowler friendly pitches should be prepared around 20% of the time.

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    But den we wont see az many kewl sixes hyuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim
    But den we wont see az many kewl sixes hyuck
    Maybe we won't, but we may see a lot more catches, more stumps knocked back, etc. Sixes are already boring, the biggest cheers went for Warne and his three wickets, and for other bowlers who bowled.

    People overestimate how much the fans want the batsmen to succeed. Like anything, it loses its meaning if overdone. Maybe you do, I'm not sure, but the fans really enjoyed 3/19 from Warne as much as the 114 by Hussey.

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    Has it occurred that interest will fade far more quickly if Warne-style performances become commonplace than if 180-190 scores do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Has it occurred that interest will fade far more quickly if Warne-style performances become commonplace than if 180-190 scores do?
    Certainly possible, but I think a good balance of 130-160 run innings combined with some good bowling performances will keep the fans happy.

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    IPL is just a farce ,so are sixes and fours .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim View Post
    But den we wont see az many kewl sixes hyuck
    lolz i like 4z nd 6z..and doni, hez da king
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    it maybe raining 4s and 6s .. but if you look at kolkata's wins. there bowling line up leads the economy rates table. the top 5 contain 4 of there bowlers. this tells me there bowlers are backing up there batsmen.

    we are only two games in it will be interesting at the half way mark.

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