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Drekkus
08-06-2009, 08:23:58
And do the english suck really bad at that?

Greg W
08-06-2009, 11:07:20
A Twenty twenty World Cup, yeah. I would like to say that England suck, but apparently Australia isn't much better. :cute:

Funko
11-06-2009, 08:48:01
England lost to the Netherlands, but then thrashed Pakistan and stayed in the tournament. Australia lost all their matches and were humiliatingly knocked out. :lol:

Drekkus
11-06-2009, 11:40:30
Is Holland still in the tournament?

King_Ghidra
11-06-2009, 11:59:50
no.

Greg W
12-06-2009, 01:22:07
England lost to the Netherlands, but then thrashed Pakistan and stayed in the tournament. Australia lost all their matches and were humiliatingly knocked out. :lol:We really seem to suck at 20/20 cricket. Probably cos out international players just don't get to play much. And I don't think the selectors have really picked a side purely for 20/20. No real surprise to me that we got knocked out tbh...

*End Is Forever*
13-06-2009, 10:23:47
I remember what happened the last time Australia came to England and lost a 20/20 match.

Funko
15-06-2009, 08:01:52
Fill the rest of us in.

England were good yesterday. I like 20/20, actually exciting every game.

fp
15-06-2009, 17:26:46
20/20 is cricket for people who don't like cricket and, as such, is doomed.

Funko
16-06-2009, 08:34:47
I don't understand your logic. That would make it cricket's saviour?

I love it because it's unpredictable enough that you get regular upsets, like football, one or two good performances on a day can win a game. Or even one or two moments of brilliance.

Greg W
16-06-2009, 08:51:51
I actually think that it is the 50 over form of the game that will die out. Between overs 20 and 35-40, the game is simply boring. Grind out 4 singles an over, with the very rare boundary and hold on until the last 10 when you can put the pedal down. There's a reason the Mexican Wave happens a lot at one day matches. :sleep:

20/20 is a much more vibrant game. More exciting, more thrilling, more unknown. And you can have a match over in 3 hours (or however long they are) so you don't have to tie down an entire day watching it.

And people who don't normally like watching cricket like it. So, much larger crowds. Yeah, it'll offend a few of the stodgy old farts who think it's too radical, too different from "normal" cricket, but then I bet they said the same thing when World Series Cricket revolutionised the game.

Funko
16-06-2009, 08:58:44
Yeah, interesting point, I like 20/20 and the tests. One day cricket is the most meh.

There's so much more pressure on the bowling in 20/20. One loose delivery in a 40 or 50 over match can probably be compensated. During the rain delay yesterday they were saying how interesting it was that almost everyone who'd e-mailed in with their 'best player' suggestions for the tournament had suggested a bowler when, when it started, 20/20 was seen as a batsmans game.

MOBIUS
22-06-2009, 09:48:25
Well I have been totally converted!:bounce:

Greg W
28-08-2009, 02:00:59
I actually think that it is the 50 over form of the game that will die out.PYJAMA cricket, as one-dayers were called at their inception, was further put to sleep when England officials decided to dump the 50-over format from their domestic schedules.

The move is tipped to spark the collapse of 50-over cricket altogether, despite the International Cricket Council scheduling a World Cup in 2015. In effect, England players will no longer be playing a format in which they intend to contest major trophies such as World Cups, instead playing a revised 40-over game to be introduced next season.Linky (http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2009/08/27/1251001992710.html) in an Aussie paper mind you...

I'm a prophet! Bow down to me! :lol: