Another Cricket World Cup?

And so we are there at this 20-20 world cup. Somehow it doesn’t feel like the World Cup, at least to me. The format is a little bizarre, a bowler nightmare and also a perhaps a nightmare to teams like India, England and New Zealand who don’t chase very well. For a side like India, with the fielding being how it has been, their chances are bound to be further reduced.

Moving on, I think we will see sides like Bangladesh and Scotland getting the attention that they deserve; they both upset monsters India and Pakistan in the traditional World Cup in March and due to their capabilities of having a few very good overs, are likely to pull off some interesting “upsets”, if we are allowed to use the term in this form of the game; and I say that because, I think all teams have a equal chance here; experience of the game or the format won’t matter too much: for there is little time for tactics, strategy and things as such in a game whose format is very much “right-here-right-now”.

 As for the change in the rule with respect to the free-hits, I think we will see very little when experienced-quality sides like South Africa, Australia and their likes clash and are likely to see free-hits conceded by the “less regimented” sides like India, Pakistan and England. Don’t expect Bangladesh and Scotland to concede the free-hits, they might have had more practice geared towards the 20-20!

The series opener today will see South Africa and West Indies clash and think West Indies might bag this one!

I’ll sign off after a quick ‘un today, 20-20 style! Happy Slog-viewing!

One Response to Another Cricket World Cup?

  1. […] was very sceptic about the T20 format, before the T20 World Cup in Sept of last year, but this time I’m not sceptic. I’m dying in anticipation of the match, and hope that […]

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