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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Ian Chappell says Twenty20 will become a poor impersonation of baseball

I have no idea what any of this means…guess I should have read Greg Shaw’s Bomp! Records liner notes better.

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that Twenty20 cricket has made the game more batsmen-centric and more needs to be done to maintain a balance between the bat and the ball. According to him, if this continues it could lead to the demise of the sport.

Chappell in his column in the Daily Telegraph feels the organisers are putting more emphasis on big hitting and bringing entertainment through bowlers being battered all over the park.

“While sixes are becoming as common as cheerleaders at T20 matches, over 30 percent of the runs at Bellerive were registered via rope-clearing shots. This is more than 10 percent above the previous highest yearly average for international T20 matches. The number of games and the on-ground fireworks aren’t the only explosions occurring in T20 cricket,” Chappel said.

“T20 sixes are on the increase and while this may sound exciting for the patrons, the administrators need to ensure they retain the right balance between contest and entertainment.”

The former prolific batsman points out that this sort of imbalance between the bat and ball could have dire consequences for the sport.

...“Batting is an art but with the boundaries being reduced and bats improving at a rapid rate, there’s plenty of incentive for players to completely ignore technique and concentrate on raw power. If this trend continues, T20 will eventually become a poor impersonation of baseball,” Chappell said.

“There’s definitely a place for hitters who excel but some batting artistry must remain for the game to resemble cricket.”

Repoz Posted: February 01, 2014 at 04:59 PM | 24 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

USA Cricket: David Warner to give baseball a shot

Australian opener David Warner has attracted the attention of American baseball scouts and was considering it, The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday. Warner has been in superb form throughout the Ashes and scored his second century in the third Test and his sixth this season.
[...]
Warner has endorsement deals with Gray Nicolls, Asics and ANZ Stadium and could sign deals to the tune of $5 million based on his current form.  He is also expected to fetch $2 million at the next IPL auction. “His talent is second to none in raw ability and now he’s combining it with a great work ethic,” [Warner’s manager Tony] Connelly told the Telegraph. “If he was any good at baseball, he could double or triple what he earns from cricket.”


 

 

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