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    What an awful concept

    Thanks ICC!!!

    Just to fill in your coffers you have been able to devise a format where class cricketers like Pollock and Nitini will become a liability for their team and mediocre FTB like Gayle and Kemp will rule the roost..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Thanks ICC!!!

    Just to fill in your coffers you have been able to devise a format where class cricketers like Pollock and Nitini will become a liability for their team and mediocre FTB like Gayle and Kemp will rule the roost..

    Get over it, if you don't like Twenty20 then don't watch it. I beleive there is a whole society where you can moan and whinge all you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Get over it, if you don't like Twenty20 then don't watch it. I beleive there is a whole society where you can moan and whinge all you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Called France. I mean TTIBS


    TBH, wasn't Ntini fairly hopeless in the real World Cup too.

    I did think West Indies terrible performance in the field, did take a bit of gloss off the match. No-one enjoys watching ineptitude in Tests, ODIs or Twenty/20.
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    It didn't take as much gloss off it as all the other bull****. Teams play poorly from time to time, and it wasn't that much worse than I've seen the West Indies play at other times.

    But yeah, it was kind of dismal seeing Ntini bowl two overs while the mighty Philander sent down the 20th. Says a lot about the format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    But yeah, it was kind of dismal seeing Ntini bowl two overs while the mighty Philander sent down the 20th. Says a lot about the format.
    Philander was bowling better. Obviously he isn't the better bowler, but in terms of Twenty20 and this particular game then I think he is. It does say a lot about the fromat, that you have to have different skills and abilities as you do to be a successful ODI or Test bowler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Philander was bowling better. Obviously he isn't the better bowler, but in terms of Twenty20 and this particular game then I think he is. It does say a lot about the fromat, that you have to have different skills and abilities as you do to be a successful ODI or Test bowler.
    Didn't you just say he was "obviously" not a better bowler? What you say is true, you do need different skills to be successful in 20/20, but the aims and desired skillset for bowlers in particular is far divorced from what is traditionally considered cricketing skill. Certain moments where that becomes particularly apparent leave a bad taste in my mouth.

    Seeing a bowler of Ntini's class first bowl to a completely defensive field with a new ball and then be overlooked in favour of a medium pacer at the death was one of those moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Philander was bowling better. Obviously he isn't the better bowler, but in terms of Twenty20 and this particular game then I think he is. It does say a lot about the fromat, that you have to have different skills and abilities as you do to be a successful ODI or Test bowler.
    That says a lot about this format, it basically encourages rubbish bits n pieces take pace of the ball and then slog like mad cricketers over the more classical ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Didn't you just say he was "obviously" not a better bowler? What you say is true, you do need different skills to be successful in 20/20, but the aims and desired skillset for bowlers in particular is far divorced from what is traditionally considered cricketing skill. Certain moments where that becomes particularly apparent leave a bad taste in my mouth.

    Seeing a bowler of Ntini's class first bowl to a completely defensive field with a new ball and then be overlooked in favour of a medium pacer at the death was one of those moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Didn't you just say he was "obviously" not a better bowler? What you say is true, you do need different skills to be successful in 20/20, but the aims and desired skillset for bowlers in particular is far divorced from what is traditionally considered cricketing skill. Certain moments where that becomes particularly apparent leave a bad taste in my mouth.

    Seeing a bowler of Ntini's class first bowl to a completely defensive field with a new ball and then be overlooked in favour of a medium pacer at the death was one of those moments.
    Understandable, and I certainly see it from your point of view. In the same regard I like to see bowlers who are able to adapt to Twenty20 cricket and who can defeat the batsman, or do the job for their team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    That says a lot about this format, it basically encourages rubbish bits n pieces take pace of the ball and then slog like mad cricketers over the more classical ones.
    Twenty20 isn't Test cricket, so there will be aggressive sloggers who are successful in this format of the game. Equally, we have seen in the past that those players willing to play genuine cricket strokes and ooze aggression can also be successful. You don't have to be a slogger to succeed, you just have to be able to play your shots.

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    Gayle, of course can make good bowlers look crap in Test cricket too (CT 2004, Hoggard hit for 24 in an over at the Oval in 2004) and no one says Test cricket is crap. If you don't like 20 20 don't watch it (and this is coming from someone who was against it before it started in 2003). It's not Test cricket and one will struggle to remember it a week later but its good fun on the night - and anyway Polock (definately) and Ntini (maybe?) aren't as good as they were...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post

    But yeah, it was kind of dismal seeing Ntini bowl two overs while the mighty Philander sent down the 20th.
    Why would South Africa bowl Ntini at the death considering he doesnít have that responsibly anymore in fifty over cricket? And Philander isnít as slow as you would think, his quickest ball last night was clocked considerably faster than anything Ntini had sent down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    That says a lot about this format, it basically encourages rubbish bits n pieces take pace of the ball and then slog like mad cricketers over the more classical ones.
    Last nights best bowlers bowled at 90mph plus (Powell, Edwards, Morkel, van der Wath), it was your supposedly 'bits n pieces take the pace of the ball' champions, Dwayne Bravo and Smith who were smashed into Pretoria. Also I canít recall neither Justin Kemp or Gibbs playing too many slogs, Kemp played an aesthetically pleasing innings as did Gayle for that matter.
    Last edited by TT Boy; 12-09-2007 at 08:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poker Boy View Post
    Gayle, of course can make good bowlers look crap in Test cricket too (CT 2004, Hoggard hit for 24 in an over at the Oval in 2004) and no one says Test cricket is crap. If you don't like 20 20 don't watch it (and this is coming from someone who was against it before it started in 2003). It's not Test cricket and one will struggle to remember it a week later but its good fun on the night - and anyway Polock (definately) and Ntini (maybe?) aren't as good as they were...
    Precisely.

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