Monday, March 1, 2010

Super Over Shenanigans

After watching the Aussies tie with the Kiwis in the 2nd T20 match, I was about to turn the telly off when it became apparent that the match wasn't over. There was to be a Super Over for each side. I didn't like the sound of it, and after watching it unfold, I definitely don't like it. It's much more ass than class. Obviously it's better than the monstrosity that was the Bowl-Off...honestly, whoever came up with the Bowl-Off should be driven out into the desert and left there to ponder their own stupidity. But to me, the Super Over format just doesn't involve enough players. Four overs bowled by four different bowlers and faced up to by four different pairs would be a lot better and would bring into play more than just 6 of the 22 players...but then you add another hour to the game. Thinking about it, that wouldn't be such a bad thing if the cricket is of the same quality as that match. A four-over per side Super-Over-Power-Play if you will. That's what I want, and if I can't have it, then I'll take the tie. Bowl-Off indeed...

6 comments:

Dan said...

Also, Tait as your bowler? This is fine if you're going to try and get two wickets in the over. Well, maybe not 'fine', but some sort of plan.

But if you're going to go with this plan, then give him some slips, Pup.

I still say they should have bowled David Hussey. He would have been five balls into the over before the Kiwis had even taken guard.

Dan said...

Oh, also, can commentators STFU about Pup's fielding. Every single time there's a run out chance, he throws and misses the stumps and the commentators say 'Oooh, only just missed there. Very risky to take Clarke on, he almost never misses'.

Commentators? He always misses. Seriously. When was the last time Pup effected a run-out with a direct hit?

Captain Carnage said...

Yeah Tait only needs to lose the radar for two balls and it's Super Over over. Like finishing a huge night on the piss at Pancakes, a very risky choice...

Just when you start lamenting the loss of Boof Lehmann's slow 'spin' bowling and 45 second overs, along comes D. Hussey! That would have been the ballsy option for Pup, but he appears to have no balls as well as no radar. He missed the stumps at least 4 times in that match. Just reading the news this morning...perhaps his mind is elsewhere...

Dan said...

Hmmm... I reckon Pup has not hit the stumps since he started dating Bingle.

I offer no explanation, just the observation

Captain Carnage said...

The Professor also just suggested to me something similar to indoor cricket, where if you lose a wicket, you lose 5 runs. I like it. That way D. Hussey-esque economy can be negated by Tait-esque wicket-taking.

Captain Carnage said...

That is, if Tait has a 5th over in him...that appears doubtful. Yeah, I'll stick with D. Hussey there...My point is though that there should be greater ramifications for a batsman swinging freely with his eyes closed in what is a one over lottery...