- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
I think the teams should be allowed to substitute any player, at any time they want, without having to tell the opposition who exactly he is going to be before the game starts, they didn't do this last time around, which made the rule unfair.
Last edited by pup11; 28-06-2009 at 08:44 PM.
But its not gauged towards test cricket. Thankfully cricket is versatile enough to 3 formats, thus having this rule in T20s would definately aid in making it more appealing to non-cricket audience, since T20 - is not proper cricket.
Last edited by aussie; 28-06-2009 at 06:52 PM.
You would expect substandard bowling from bowlers lacking in tactical thought (as is being described in the 'every other bowler that gor smashed around) to get punished and, thus fail inall formats of the game. Therefore if that this manifest itself in bowlers being hit about and more than 7.5 rpo In T20 cricket leads you to dismiss as not being proper cricket, then there is no such thing as proper cricket. Given that in test matches we do see entire bowling units failing to make 10 wickets fall in innings upwards of 150 overs out of the very same lack of skill and tactical nous that comes with being a quality spinner or fast bowler.
Aussie, you're saying it wasn't proper cricket because bowlers who aren't quality spinners and fast bowlers adept at death bowling, got smashed? That makes no sense, dude. If anything that's a plus.
Last edited by G.I.Joe; 29-06-2009 at 06:34 AM.
The type of fast-bowlers that bowl very well in this period are the good death bowlers. Other quality fast-bowlers whose strenght in taking wickets, is by swing, line & lenght are smashed. A batsman i never tested technically or mentally - its a slog fest.
For the spinners, its a spinner game as Shane Warne rightfully said the other day. So once these cats have enough variation & guile, they will always be effective in T20 when batsmen are in a ultra-agressive mode
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Well I disagree, but I guess we had this discussion a couple of weeks back. Just seems to me a bit like saying, "I have 20 pound, if I go to America that'll be 30 dollars, therefore America favours the rich"
The only reason to think 6 an over is too batsmen orientated is the history of ODI and test cricket and scoring rates in those.
Twenty20 should be judged as Twenty20 and 6 an over represents a decent performance by a bowler, ftr i don't think that would be dominating...you get plenty of instances of bowlers going for less than 20 in their 4 overs
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