- Aug 22, 2006
I honestly think that there is too much emphasis on limited overs cricket, the players are taught to go hell for leather from ball one and have lost the art of the forward/backward defensive and the leave... the majority of our wickets have gone to poor shot selection... rather than rip snorter bowling from the shackle-draggers... we need to get away from games like "The Hundred" (my views on that format are well known) and T20... get our players more in tune with the 4/5 day game, more forethought and less crash bang wallop
It’s not going to happen though is it, the white ball game is lucrative, it’s fun (for newcomers and some long standing fans, although I appreciate some diehard test fans hate it) and it’s on the rise.
If the 100 was stopped here, it would only pop up somewhere else and draw players. Maybe white ball cricket could introduce a bonus amount of runs for wicket longevity and for the team that loses the least wickets, but I can’t see them agreeing to that, as it would detract from the spectacle.