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T-20 Is An Awful Format - Height Of Cricket Sucky-tude
« on: February 14, 2020, 08:00:47 PM »

T-20 effing sucks. There, I said it. I love to watch batting but in a T-20 game, it is just poop! Contrived shots when there are none. Muscle every ball over the rope. Slog. Soft dismissals of "class" batsmen. I can go on and on.

I only watched a couple of game highlights of BBL because Finch had had some good innings - he batted really well. Another one was Chris Lynn's team mate , I can't recall his name but he was hitting the ball cleanly.

I don't follow any T-20 tourneys anymore.

Love ODI and Test batting, so aesthetically pleasing.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 08:05:18 PM »

Rubbish, t20 is great. I'd go to a t20 over an ODI every day of the week! Neither have anything on tests, but t20 is a great format.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 08:15:04 PM »

Complete rubbish. Im a purist and prefer tests

T20 gets the kids interested and its exciting, theres a format to suit most who like the game, T20,ODI or tests

Wake up and smell the coffee, we love test cricket but with just test cricket the game would die...

No one wants that.

The World Cup 50 over win was amoungst the best sporting game Ive ever seen and Im a bit old
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 08:37:16 PM »

Don't worry, the hundred will be the format for you.
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Re: T-20 Is An Awful Format - Height Of Cricket Sucky-tude
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 08:38:07 PM »

I dont mind t20...its just the right length to take non cricket family and friends...

Now this 100 and T10...not a fan... be home runs soon...
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 09:32:23 PM »

Who knew Michael Holding had an account on here?

I dont mind T20. I do think it is very much a dumbed down version of the game, created for those with a short attention span, but I do look on in amazement at some of the innovative shots the top players play. I also cannot deny that it is fun to play on a balmy Wednesday evening through the summer though.

The biggest issue I have with it is the fact that the bowlers are a bit of a sideshow to the main event, which is the batsmen trying to hit them out of the park. That and Bumble turning his annoyingness setting up to 11 from the usual 8.5.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2020, 09:43:33 PM »

The last 2 t20 games this week have been the best edge of your seat cricket since the Ashes last summer.

The major franchise tournaments like the IPL or BBL just get a bit boring after the first few games and no one really cares by the time the final arrives.
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 11:38:54 PM »

T-20 is similar eating chocolates, every day, all day, for every meal. Boring.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2020, 03:57:12 AM »

The major franchise tournaments like the IPL or BBL just get a bit boring after the first few games and no one really cares by the time the final arrives.

Certainly the case with the BBL this year.  Attendance figures were pretty ordinary all year, but awful during finals.
08/02/20    BBL Final: Sydney Sixers d Melbourne Stars    Sydney Cricket Ground    10,121
06/02/20    BBL PF: Melbourne Stars d Sydney Thunder    Melbourne Cricket Ground    13,067
01/02/20    BBL KF: Sydney Thunder d Adelaide Strikers    Adelaide Oval    15,995
31/01/20    BBL QF: Sydney Sixers d Melbourne Stars    Melbourne Cricket Ground    13,275

Fair enough on the grand final because it was raining all day, but no weather excuses for the other three.
SCG holds 40,000, MCG 95,000 and Adelaide 55,000, so no surprises that there looked to be a lot of empty seats.

A couple of years ago the Adelaide minor round games were packed out.
It does seem that even the T20 format isn't enough to capture the short attention span of today's cricket 'fans', and the general public is voting with their feet.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2020, 03:58:30 AM »

T-20 is similar eating chocolates, every day, all day, for every meal. Boring.

Ok so why dont you eat healthy (tests) every day and then treat yourself to the occasional cheat meal (t20).. youll enjoy it more.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2020, 08:25:34 AM »

Problem with the BBL is that they doubled the matches and its become a long boring tournament
The quality of overseas players has also declined sharply - Samit got a gig this year as a front line bowler, says it all
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2020, 08:59:58 AM »

T20 is dumbed down slogging. However, its good for beer heads and the casual non cricket fan so is very much required. ODIs are pointless now as they are just 2020 but longer or thats the format to die.
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2020, 09:30:21 AM »

T20 is the reason a lot of kids at my club ever so much as thought about playing cricket. They love the pace of it and the constant excitement and it has meant they've become genuine cricket fans and committed players. Anything that encourages a new generation of cricketers is fine with me.
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2020, 09:39:38 AM »

Its a bit like the latest Star Wars instalments.

Us who remember the originals (test cricket) think they are cr*p but they are aimed at trying to engage a younger audience who will create a bigger repeat/secondary spend.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2020, 09:58:15 AM »

International T20 is good and I genuinely love the blast early bbl was ok never liked the ipl
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