Thursday, April 24, 2008

Turn it down, please

Phew. That was tiring. I tried watching IPL highlights and gave up after a while. It's like having someone yell at you, or play music really loud, or type in all-caps. There are just way too many fours and sixes too. Boundaries should be rare in order to be appreciated; they should stand out against the background, as embellishments, as sparks, not as the main course (yes, yes, I know I'm mixing metaphors here but you know what I'm getting at).

8 Comments:

Blogger Scribbler said...

So you want T20 to be played as if it's Test cricket?

3:14 AM  
Blogger Straight Point said...

the day is not far when they will have to do it...retain the boundary i.e.

right now whats happening that our ever so hungry audience lapping up whatever is served (not saying now its bad) but once they will get used to it they will start making demands...and we will see some changes...

4:21 AM  
Blogger Straight Point said...

scribble...

actually you are right...from now on they should take 30 yards as boundary line... ;-))

4:23 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Scribbler: I don't want karela to taste like butter chicken; I just prefer butter chicken. And I don't want everything in the world to taste like butter chicken. I know some people in the world like karela; more power to them.

SP: I'd be really interested to see a two-inning, 25-over/inning version of the game. Or in general, to see how things pan out - hopefully, some changes will benefit the bowlers.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous Sanath said...

pls link my blog as I've daone regarding yours...tks a ton..TC

3:51 AM  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

mishits and limp shots gng for 6 -now that's a cardinal sin.

4:21 AM  
Blogger David Barry said...

I've seen in various places a suggested two-innings game, with each innings being 20 or 25 overs long.

I don't see that it's much of an improvement on T20. The result will be a mystery for longer, because the game will be longer. But it'll still be non-stop sixes.

Now six hours of sixes might be fun, and it's probably worth a try one day, but I can't see it helping bowlers in the slightest.

1:31 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

DB: Perhaps if it was one innings spread out over 2 25-over blocks? It might make wickets more valuable. On the other hand, its not clear that it does away with the basic problem of the fifty over game. Ah, forget it. Back to tests!

NC: With short boundaries, thats bound to happen!

9:56 AM  

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