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Title: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: Buzz on September 19, 2020, 11:51:05 AM
Given the hit and giggle stuff from the UAE is the only cricket we will see over the next few weeks, I thought I would start a thread.

Nice Swan song for MSD this year?
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Post by: brokenbat on September 19, 2020, 01:58:42 PM
(Rant alert) I hate how they rebranded a simple six to the “yes bank maximum”. And now commentators (esp Nasser Hussain) love to say “maximum” instead of “six” in other games / series. Don’t know why, but I absolutely hate it.
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Post by: SOULMAN1012 on September 19, 2020, 03:31:53 PM
Is it available to watch on sky if you don’t have sky sports or BT sports
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Post by: Buzz on September 19, 2020, 04:01:23 PM
On Sky I believe
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Post by: nivaga on September 21, 2020, 01:00:20 PM
Delhi Capitals vs Kings Punjab last night provided a lot of giggle (with dollops of hit and lashings of drama on the side)

- Poor Chris Jordan went for 30 runs in the final over vs. Stoinis (remember the guy who couldn't make contact with him a few weeks ago when Australia just fell short v. England after cruising). Went for 56 in total without a wicket from 4 overs.
- Chasing, Kings are tied with 2 balls remaining.  1 run from 2 balls to win.  Instead that man Stoinis takes 2 wickets (from full tosses for added drama).  Guess who the last man facing was trying to get 1 run to win ... yep Chris Jordan looking for redemption.
- In the Super over, Kings go 2WW setting the amazing target of 2 off a super over and predictably lose.  (The biggest damp squib super over ever only made worse by the comedy chase that took 3 balls to get the 3 needed for victory!)
- Kings are now appealing a short run called against them during the match.  Guess who the poor guy was called for the short run?  Yep ... Chris Jordan.

It was match where some could do no right (Chris Jordan) - and some could do no wrong (Stoinis 53/21 and 2 wickets for 29 runs ... wickets taken bowling full tosses!) - and the result pretty much was summed up between these 2 players showdowns in the final overs of each innings.
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Post by: irrepressible on September 21, 2020, 01:53:28 PM
Kings XI missed out on winning the game in the allocated 20 overs due to an incorrect umpiring call on a short run to add to all that as well.
Title: Re: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: nivaga on September 21, 2020, 02:19:54 PM
Kings XI missed out on winning the game in the allocated 20 overs due to an incorrect umpiring call on a short run to add to all that as well.
Correct - sorry - swapped the DC for Kings in the chase. Corrected OP.
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Post by: rickjames on September 21, 2020, 04:08:47 PM
Enjoyed that Warner dismissal, Ashwin's gonna have a field day
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Post by: jimmy23 on September 21, 2020, 06:42:06 PM
How do they manage to drag the games out for so long?
Even with the time out break the over rate was 11 overs per hour yesterday in what is supposed to be the faster most exciting format. The score was 53-3 so it was hardly caused by boundaries.
Worse than a test match.
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Post by: rickjames on September 21, 2020, 06:50:25 PM
££££££££££££££££££££££££

Also that 'short' run was both hilarious and shambolic
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Post by: edge on September 21, 2020, 07:38:36 PM
Wake me up when some proper cricket's back on... Can't believe a World Cup got cancelled to make space for a lousy domestic league.
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Post by: nivaga on September 22, 2020, 07:33:15 AM
££££££££££££££££££££££££

Also that 'short' run was both hilarious and shambolic
I kinda don't feel sorry for KXIP given that they lost 4 wickets in 5 balls (final 2 balls of innings and 2 in 1st 3 balls of super over) ... 4 wickets for 2 runs.  Crying over the umpire's call for 1 run given the rest of *their* c0ck-ups in that match is just deflection of some poor performances with bat and ball.
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Post by: mo_town on September 22, 2020, 09:43:10 AM
Being an SRH fan, it was really sad to see us lose that game after being in such a strong position. If only Jonny had played out Chahal's last over, he would have done some serious damage against Dubey. Also, Mitch's injury didnt help. What has frustrated me over the last few years is the treatment Nabi gets in the squad. In previous years, we had Shakib so it made sense leaving Nabi out. But now with Shakib not available, surely Nabi should be a shoo in in the XI. He is the top T20 all rounder in the world. Hope Sunrisers come to their senses and give Nabi a continued run which he deserves.

Also, it was great t osee Devdutt Paddikal perform yesterday. He has been identified as a star of the future and he did his reputation no harm with that innings. Lovely fluent hits similar to Yuvi. Hope he goes well for RCB and India's sake.
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Post by: mo_town on September 22, 2020, 02:23:38 PM
Shame about Yashaswi Jaiswal...another wonderful batting talent in this IPL. Could have done the sensible thing of taking a single after the boundary but went for the glory. Read his story during the U-19 world cup. Truly inspiring, his love for the game. Hope he does well in this tournament.
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Post by: rickjames on September 22, 2020, 02:40:17 PM
Is the game even a contest with these ridiculously short boundaries
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Post by: mo_town on September 22, 2020, 02:59:48 PM
Is the game even a contest with these ridiculously short boundaries

Teams have struggled in PSL to score big in Sharjah. I assume as the tournament progresses, the pitches will start to wear out and stroke play will be challenging.
Title: Re: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: nivaga on September 22, 2020, 05:05:17 PM
Is the game even a contest with these ridiculously short boundaries
Haven't noticed in this IPL yet, but last year in the Caribbean Premier league, there were some ridiculously short square boundaries.  I think in 1 match it was something like 45m square on one side.  School kid boundaries.  T20 growing on me ... but not when they dumb the boundaries down.
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Post by: SurreySam on September 23, 2020, 09:46:26 PM
The fake crowd noise, is really doing my head in.
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Post by: ProCricketer1982 on September 23, 2020, 10:25:48 PM
Is this crap still going ?
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Post by: SOULMAN1012 on September 23, 2020, 10:34:35 PM
Only watched the highlights on sky’s YouTube channel and from what Iv seen the standard of fielding has been very poor, lots of drops and players just not reading the flight and all kinds of comedy fielding.

Was great to see Archer score 20odd from 4 balls as not really seen his batting for England yet come good.

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Post by: cesare_in on September 24, 2020, 04:21:45 AM
Somehow, just lost interest in IPL. Find it too artificial now - horrible flat pitches, nothing in it for the bowlers, all made to make batsmen look 'Superman'.

Little I have watched - Rohit Sharma has a fairly protruding belly & was coughing away by the 14th over.
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Post by: alexhilly1492 on September 27, 2020, 03:17:27 PM
Rajasthan being hit out of Sharjah by Mayank Argawal and KL Rahul

178-0 off 16
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Post by: rickjames on September 27, 2020, 03:28:06 PM
As I said the other day, Sharjah is nothing but a batsman's game...
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Post by: alexhilly1492 on September 27, 2020, 03:36:36 PM
It's boring... Been watching the Rachael heyhoe flint final which has been decent, one sided but decent and got so much time for one if the diamonds batsmen using an early 2010s GM
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Post by: Buzz on September 27, 2020, 05:40:21 PM
Decent fielding from Pooran just now.
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Post by: SD on September 27, 2020, 05:45:52 PM
Decent fielding from Pooran just now.

The step change in the standard of fielding has been remarkable.  I can't recall a discipline of the game that has improved beyond recognition as fielding has since the advent of t20 cricket
Title: Re: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: rickjames on September 27, 2020, 05:46:48 PM
Again, bowlers graveyard
Title: Re: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: ProCricketer1982 on September 27, 2020, 07:19:32 PM
The step change in the standard of fielding has been remarkable.  I can't recall a discipline of the game that has improved beyond recognition as fielding has since the advent of t20 cricket

Fielding is the only facet to have improved though .. at the cost of bowling and batting.. is a few flashy stops worth that skill fade ?
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Post by: csnew on September 27, 2020, 07:45:54 PM
Would say ground fielding has improved. The standard of catching in the last two years in international cricket has become worse
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Post by: SOULMAN1012 on September 27, 2020, 08:44:30 PM
Would say ground fielding has improved. The standard of catching in the last two years in international cricket has become worse

Standard of catching and fielding this year overall in the IPL has been awful
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Post by: Wozaboxa on September 28, 2020, 08:25:57 AM
One of the commentators mentioned the catching the other day, they put it down to the new type of flood lights they use at these grounds in Dubai, they're downward facing lights that go round the whole diameter of the ground*, not your traditional "crane" type lights, the lighting types means that you only get the light source below the light itself and don't get light pollution in the night sky, so if the ball goes above the floodlights into the night sky and then back down into the lights it's very hard to adjust your eyes too it.


*this isn't the case in the current ground.

Title: Re: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: csnew on September 28, 2020, 03:32:14 PM
ABD’s still got it despite having not played much cricket in the last year.
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Post by: Jimmy Tiwana on September 28, 2020, 06:03:25 PM
One of the commentators mentioned the catching the other day, they put it down to the new type of flood lights they use at these grounds in Dubai, they're downward facing lights that go round the whole diameter of the ground*, not your traditional "crane" type lights, the lighting types means that you only get the light source below the light itself and don't get light pollution in the night sky, so if the ball goes above the floodlights into the night sky and then back down into the lights it's very hard to adjust your eyes too it.


*this isn't the case in the current ground.

Well going point, lot of high catches being dropped in the current IPL edition
Title: Re: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: nivaga on September 29, 2020, 08:19:26 AM
Ever since reading Cricket 2.0 my appreciation for the contribution and strategies in T20 has grown - but that Sharjah ground is starting to do my head in.

Strips are roads and boundaries are so short that you may as well just put a batting cone there and let each batsmen have 2 swings and see who ends up with the most runs.

The thing that really gets to me is the spindoctoresque commentary and respective fans fawning spouting contextless statistics about how amazing the striking/SR/avg is of their favourite batsmen (... at this ground).  And getting excited about any new records and tournament stats from this ground!

Come on, hitting sixes on a road with a square boundary at a shade over 50 meters is what U-13s do - let's hold professional cricketers to some form of standard!
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Post by: richyreed on September 29, 2020, 08:28:13 AM
The IPL teams are putting out some good behind the scenes content on their youtube channels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ8p_SQaKIY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ8p_SQaKIY)
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Post by: brokenbat on September 29, 2020, 01:43:06 PM
The fake crowd noise is forcing me to watch on mute.
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Post by: Alvaro on September 29, 2020, 02:06:34 PM
The fake crowd noise is forcing me to watch on mute.

Not the commentary?
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Post by: brokenbat on September 29, 2020, 02:09:23 PM
Not the commentary?

Haha touché. That too. I am wondering if there’s a mandatory “get Coked up before entering commentary booth” policy.
Title: Re: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: Alvaro on September 29, 2020, 02:10:07 PM
Haha touché. That too. I am wondering if there’s a mandatory “get Coked up before entering commentary booth” policy.

You mean KP isn't just high on life?
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Post by: nivaga on September 29, 2020, 02:27:44 PM
Not the commentary?
I'd say the commentators signed clauses compelling them to check their brains at the door.
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Post by: rickjames on October 03, 2020, 05:52:20 PM
Oh look, another dull slogfest at Sharjah
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Post by: nivaga on October 03, 2020, 09:19:06 PM
Oh look, another dull slogfest at Sharjah
Yep ... 438 runs in 40 overs ... 14 sixes hit by each team.

Been a few days since the last match there and I was wondering whether it may have changed a bit but it seems not :(

While KKR made 210 in a losing chase, it was pretty brainless batting. 38 dots in their innings.

How do you make 210 runs when going scoreless almost 2 balls every over? So focused on the maximums at this ground that they forgot how to score any other way.

DC had 16 less dots in their innings which pretty much accounts for their 18 run win.
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Post by: SurreySam on October 19, 2020, 06:43:50 PM
Ben Stokes returns and Kevin Pietersen leaves. Meanwhile Anrich Nortje has got some wheels.
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Post by: Jimbo on October 19, 2020, 07:33:04 PM
I'm only watching highlights but dear god KP is a shocking commentator. Sounds like he's done about a pound of coke every time someone hits a boundary.
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Post by: Danny1981 on October 19, 2020, 08:06:15 PM
I'm only watching highlights but dear god KP is a shocking commentator. Sounds like he's done about a pound of coke every time someone hits a boundary.

You measure coke in grams and ounces.
Well,that's what Mr Hales told me anyway
Title: Re: Indian hit and giggle time
Post by: Jimbo on October 19, 2020, 10:33:33 PM
You measure coke in grams and ounces.
Well,that's what Mr Hales told me anyway

Apologies, he sounds like he's done 453.6 grams of coke  ;)
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Post by: mo_town on October 20, 2020, 09:12:40 AM
Not sure why people have to be such kill joys! We should commend the commentators for trying to induce a sense of excitement into a game played in an empty stadium. KP's comments would not seem so out of place if the game was being played in a packed Chinnaswamy stadium instead...

We should be glad to be able to view live cricket in such tough times. Instead we choose to ridicule things! Unbelievable!
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Post by: Jimbo on October 20, 2020, 09:52:47 AM
There's plenty of commentators who do that in an informed, interesting way without sounding hysterical about minor events in a game.
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Post by: csnew on October 20, 2020, 11:42:49 AM
If you think KP is bad, Swann is far far worse on the IPL post game shows. Absolute clown
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Post by: alba caerulea on October 20, 2020, 04:19:56 PM
Gayles just hit an over for 25, magic
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Post by: adb club cricketer on October 21, 2020, 05:10:38 AM
Not sure why people have to be such kill joys! We should commend the commentators for trying to induce a sense of excitement into a game played in an empty stadium. KP's comments would not seem so out of place if the game was being played in a packed Chinnaswamy stadium instead...

We should be glad to be able to view live cricket in such tough times. Instead we choose to ridicule things! Unbelievable!

Agree, people are entitled to their opinion and what they like/dislike, but to be able to watch IPL during these times is really a blessing IMO compared to not having one at all. Some of the games this year have been mind blowing (mi vs kxip maybe one of the best t20 ever). I feel sometimes there is too much focus on the 1% negatives, if any, compared to the 99% excitement the games bring.
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Post by: mo_town on October 21, 2020, 09:02:07 AM
If you think KP is bad, Swann is far far worse on the IPL post game shows. Absolute clown

This I do agree with!  :D :D :D
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Post by: jimmy23 on November 08, 2020, 02:27:58 PM
Stoinis going down the Bairstow route and not removing all evidence of what bat he is actually using??? No G Nics edge stamps and is it SG who have the sticker on the edge near the toe?

(https://i.postimg.cc/ncCxNV3q/4511-C9-F9-4-C8-A-48-D3-BA9-F-62-B99-F318-BE2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LnKG1SKs)
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Post by: t2ylo on November 08, 2020, 03:03:59 PM
That depends on how mischievous you feel.

I’d wager it’s one of Dhawans Kooks

So you are quite possibly correct
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Post by: alexhilly1492 on November 08, 2020, 03:53:08 PM
Definitely looks like a kook sticker at the toe
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Post by: adb club cricketer on November 08, 2020, 07:02:17 PM
Wonder why these guys use non-GN bats even after being sponsored by GN. I assume they would get SK made GNs which would be among the best, if not the Indian made GNs. Or maybe the sponsorship only says they need to use GN stickered bats, and they are free to use any bat as long as stickers are right?

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Post by: Yorkershire on November 08, 2020, 07:39:53 PM
Wonder why these guys use non-GN bats even after being sponsored by GN. I assume they would get SK made GNs which would be among the best, if not the Indian made GNs. Or maybe the sponsorship only says they need to use GN stickered bats, and they are free to use any bat as long as stickers are right?

Maybe just maybe... because all the best bat makers are not just found in Australia and the UK. Most of the sub continent batmakers including those in India have family roots back in Sialkot before partition. Which means some of the batmakers on the sub-continent have been making bats in their families at least since 1948. I remember as a youngster having curved CA bat and it was laughed at as all the English brands had straight blades.. and now everyone is curving bats...

I'd also imagine the sheer volumes of willow purchased by the like of SS and SG means they end up with more of of the top end willow... I'm sure players use bats from all over... if you were a pro.. I am sure you would want to try bats from everywhere...





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Post by: billyb on November 09, 2020, 05:46:07 AM
If I ever visit India or Pakistan, I would love to visit the factories there and pick out a bat. That would be a great adventure!
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Post by: skip1973 on November 09, 2020, 07:33:39 AM
Maybe just maybe... because all the best bat makers are not just found in Australia and the UK. Most of the sub continent batmakers including those in India have family roots back in Sialkot before partition. Which means some of the batmakers on the sub-continent have been making bats in their families at least since 1948. I remember as a youngster having curved CA bat and it was laughed at as all the English brands had straight blades.. and now everyone is curving bats...

I'd also imagine the sheer volumes of willow purchased by the like of SS and SG means they end up with more of of the top end willow... I'm sure players use bats from all over... if you were a pro.. I am sure you would want to try bats from everywhere...
Or maybe just maybe Melbourne have only just come out of months of lock down and he needed something quick, given Dhawan lives in Melbourne I wonder who makes his bats?
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Post by: Yorkershire on November 09, 2020, 09:24:02 AM
Or maybe just maybe Melbourne have only just come out of months of lock down and he needed something quick, given Dhawan lives in Melbourne I wonder who makes his bats?

Maybe...  ;)