T20 Evolving fast (Guardian)

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T20 Evolving fast (Guardian)

Joined: December 28th, 2003, 2:48 am

July 23rd, 2017, 2:45 am #1

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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July 23rd, 2017, 6:31 am #2

Really enjoyed that article, worth a read for those who are dismissive of the format as being overly simplistic
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

July 23rd, 2017, 8:57 am #3

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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A very interesting article.
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July 23rd, 2017, 10:33 am #4

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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I love the point made that t20 can revive the specialist keeper because numbers 7 - 11 face so few balls. I firmly believe Hodd should be in our t20 side - it's very easy to imagine Handscomb missing a crucial stumping at a key moment.
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July 24th, 2017, 7:13 am #5

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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Though I understand the natural reaction to try and play a proper keeper. I'm not sure how it can work unless the keeper is a good enough batsman.

If you're hiding a keeper at 7 to 11, hoping they don't have to bat, that will be one less specialist bowler you can play.
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July 24th, 2017, 7:45 am #6

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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I reckon those specialist bowlers would rather have a specialist keeper behind the stumps.
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July 24th, 2017, 8:53 am #7

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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For us to pick Hodd in the current team it would mean dropping a top order batsman such as Leaning/Handscomb/Kohler-Cadmore or dropping the 6th bowler, Coad/Carver/Waite/Fisher. We have been very good in one day cricket this year with 6 bowlers. So is Hodd good enough to bat in the top 6? Which brings us back to the wicketkeeper-batsman conundrum.
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July 24th, 2017, 9:03 am #8

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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Brilliant, a Hoddy fan club. All he had to do was get left out for a match or two.
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July 24th, 2017, 9:24 am #9

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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Hodd a number 10 or 11 in T20.

Call time on Handscomb and get this Sarfraz deal concluded.
Call for TKC..
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Joined: April 2nd, 2009, 12:57 pm

July 24th, 2017, 10:34 am #10

T20 is evolving so fast it is radically redefining cricket

"Twenty20 cricket is easy to deride. This is a format invented by a marketing survey. Its surrounding razzmatazz – everything from pitch-side jacuzzis to cheerleaders to all those nicknames, deliberately ludicrous and yet instantly forgettable – has often seemed designed to make spectators forget that they were actually watching cricket." - The Guardian

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First rule of WRF Club:
A players reputation increases in inverse proportion to his number of recent appearances.
The less he plays - the quicker his reputation grows.
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