How to make 20-20 bowler friendly (Suggestions for the 20-20 WC)

How to make 20-20 bowler friendly (Suggestions for the 20-20 WC)

Post by Shiva IYE » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 07:58:22


With the 20-20 WC coming up in RSA, here're some suggestions (I had
posted this
on Dec-2006 on RSC and which IMHO could be reconsidered now)

20-20 is a slug fest right from ball-1 and the bowler becomes nothing
but a rag doll
to be slaughtered at will.  That is why 20-20  should have a limit as
to how many
people get to bat in each innings.  In my opinion, that number should
be 5 even though
all the 11 should field.  This means that, if at any time before the
lapse of 20 overs, 5
wickets have fallen, it would signal the end of the batting innings.
or in other words, the batting team gets bowled out.  (I believe that
it is ridiculous to attempt to take 10wkts in 20 overs)

The fielding team
should then chase that total of the batting team has achieved at the
point and again
will be given the full 20 overs (even if the batting team lost five
wickets in, say, 15 overs)
to do that but again will have only 5 wickets at hand to achieve
victory.

The batting 5 should be the discretion of the batting side captain
and it is not necessary that the top 5 bat.  It can be any 5 out of
the
11 and depends
on the captain of the batting side as to whom he should send next
at the fall of
a given wicket and this decision should be based on the situation at
hand.  This will
introduce and element of tactic into this game and make it more
exciting.

The advantages are manifold:

Most importantly, it would give the bowlers something to bowl for
rather than
the almost impossible task of going through an entire batting line-up
of 11
in 20 overs.  Also the bowlers can bowl to a plan and concentrate on
getting
wickets and getting the batting team out within 20 overs.

The batting team would now have an added pressure of preserving
wickets
rather
than treat this as a sham run_fest.

The choice of the batting 5 by the batting team captain, depending on
the situation
at hand, would add a tactical element to the game.

Shiva IYER
280707

 
 
 

How to make 20-20 bowler friendly (Suggestions for the 20-20 WC)

Post by Rishi » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 08:41:12


Quote:
> With the 20-20 WC coming up in RSA, here're some suggestions (I had
> posted this
> on Dec-2006 on RSC and which IMHO could be reconsidered now)

> 20-20 is a slug fest right from ball-1 and the bowler becomes nothing
> but a rag doll
> to be slaughtered at will.  That is why 20-20  should have a limit as
> to how many
> people get to bat in each innings.  In my opinion, that number should
> be 5 even though
> all the 11 should field.  This means that, if at any time before the
> lapse of 20 overs, 5
> wickets have fallen, it would signal the end of the batting innings.
> or in other words, the batting team gets bowled out.  (I believe that
> it is ridiculous to attempt to take 10wkts in 20 overs)

> The fielding team
> should then chase that total of the batting team has achieved at the
> point and again
> will be given the full 20 overs (even if the batting team lost five
> wickets in, say, 15 overs)
> to do that but again will have only 5 wickets at hand to achieve
> victory.

> The batting 5 should be the discretion of the batting side captain
> and it is not necessary that the top 5 bat.  It can be any 5 out of
> the
> 11 and depends
> on the captain of the batting side as to whom he should send next
> at the fall of
> a given wicket and this decision should be based on the situation at
> hand.  This will
> introduce and element of tactic into this game and make it more
> exciting.

> The advantages are manifold:

> Most importantly, it would give the bowlers something to bowl for
> rather than
> the almost impossible task of going through an entire batting line-up
> of 11
> in 20 overs.  Also the bowlers can bowl to a plan and concentrate on
> getting
> wickets and getting the batting team out within 20 overs.

> The batting team would now have an added pressure of preserving
> wickets
> rather
> than treat this as a sham run_fest.

> The choice of the batting 5 by the batting team captain, depending on
> the situation
> at hand, would add a tactical element to the game.

> Shiva IYER
> 280707

The whole reason 20/20 is exciting to some people is because it is a
slug-fest and batsmen just throw their bats around. With just 5
wickets to play with, it would end up like watching a 20 over segment
of a 50 over game. And that's not why people want to watch it....
IMHO.

-- Rishi.

 
 
 

How to make 20-20 bowler friendly (Suggestions for the 20-20 WC)

Post by Geico Cavema » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 09:16:46

Quote:

> With the 20-20 WC coming up in RSA, here're some suggestions (I had
> posted this
> on Dec-2006 on RSC and which IMHO could be reconsidered now)

I have a simpler way.

Replace all bowlers in 20-20 with bowling machines. They will bless you for
it.

 
 
 

How to make 20-20 bowler friendly (Suggestions for the 20-20 WC)

Post by Mike Holman » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 10:05:23

On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 17:16:46 -0700, Geico Caveman

Quote:

>> With the 20-20 WC coming up in RSA, here're some suggestions (I had
>> posted this
>> on Dec-2006 on RSC and which IMHO could be reconsidered now)

>I have a simpler way.

>Replace all bowlers in 20-20 with bowling machines. They will bless you for
>it.

Isn't it marvellous that a whole bunch of people who have seen very
few 20-20 games, none of them between sides who are skilled at that
form of the game, are enthusiastic to change it based on their
fleeting and mostly wrong impressions, while those who have actually
watched lots of 20-20 games between sides which know what they are
doing are perfectly satisfied that it's a very bowler-friendly form of
the game, much more so than 50-50?

Cheers,

Mike
--

 
 
 

How to make 20-20 bowler friendly (Suggestions for the 20-20 WC)

Post by sdavmo » Sun, 29 Jul 2007 14:21:41

Quote:

> With the 20-20 WC coming up in RSA, here're some suggestions (I had
> posted this
> on Dec-2006 on RSC and which IMHO could be reconsidered now)

> 20-20 is a slug fest right from ball-1 and the bowler becomes nothing
> but a rag doll
> to be slaughtered at will.  That is why 20-20  should have a limit as
> to how many
> people get to bat in each innings.  In my opinion, that number should
> be 5 even though
> all the 11 should field.  This means that, if at any time before the
> lapse of 20 overs, 5
> wickets have fallen, it would signal the end of the batting innings.
> or in other words, the batting team gets bowled out.  (I believe that
> it is ridiculous to attempt to take 10wkts in 20 overs)

> The fielding team
> should then chase that total of the batting team has achieved at the
> point and again
> will be given the full 20 overs (even if the batting team lost five
> wickets in, say, 15 overs)
> to do that but again will have only 5 wickets at hand to achieve
> victory.

> The batting 5 should be the discretion of the batting side captain
> and it is not necessary that the top 5 bat.  It can be any 5 out of
> the
> 11 and depends
> on the captain of the batting side as to whom he should send next
> at the fall of
> a given wicket and this decision should be based on the situation at
> hand.  This will
> introduce and element of tactic into this game and make it more
> exciting.

> The advantages are manifold:

> Most importantly, it would give the bowlers something to bowl for
> rather than
> the almost impossible task of going through an entire batting line-up
> of 11
> in 20 overs.  Also the bowlers can bowl to a plan and concentrate on
> getting
> wickets and getting the batting team out within 20 overs.

> The batting team would now have an added pressure of preserving
> wickets
> rather
> than treat this as a sham run_fest.

> The choice of the batting 5 by the batting team captain, depending on
> the situation
> at hand, would add a tactical element to the game.

> Shiva IYER
> 280707

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How to make 20-20 bowler friendly (Suggestions for the 20-20 WC)

Post by alve » Mon, 30 Jul 2007 07:58:47

Allow bowlers a free hit. On the batsman.

alvey

 
 
 

How to make 20-20 bowler friendly (Suggestions for the 20-20 WC)

Post by Rishi » Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:53:41


Quote:

> Allow bowlers a free hit. On the batsman.

> alvey

Bowlers should be allowed to bowl with 2 balls... Oh wait...