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Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Rules in ODI Cricket?

7 ODIs and 2 T20's!!......While England are getting their asses whooped by the OZ's, I wonder if it should be the other way round......I mean it should have been 2 ODIs and 7 T20's.....

TEST CRICKET is the real deal......We have talked about that a few times....especially Lucy and me have had a few arguments on that.......So lets leave TEST cricket in its pristine form. I dont care what people say......"5 days!!??"....."Yes....5 days....."

......To me, there is nothing more exciting and intriguing than the first day, first session of a Test match.....

But how about new rules in ODIS......

My proposal is as follows:

--Divide the 50 overs into two 25-over innings.......
--The 2nd innings will continue from where it left off in the first innings. Which means that the batsmen who got out in the first innings CAN NOT bat again in the second innings.
--The team that wins the toss for the 1st innings automatically looses the toss for the 2nd innings.

What are the adavantages of it?
--Changes the "What is getting boring" ODI format. New tactics. Teams would want to loose the toss as they would get to choose for the 2nd innings!!
--Toss factor gets reduced. In day-night matches, both teams would have to bat under lights.
--If there is rain after 50 overs, the winner could be dclared based on the first innings.


Any comments?.......

Does the idea suck? or
It wont make too much difference. ODIs are dying anyway? or
Any other suggestions to improve the format?

5 comments:

akash said...

nice idea... but what about powerplays ?

amazonguy said...

yeah, i love the proposal. what about duckworth in the first inning?

giri said...

powerplays...hmm......interesting.......

2 options:

1)first 10 overs.....and then 5 overs of batting team's choice and 5 for the bowling team......

or
2) it could be 5 overs in each half for both , the bowling and the batting side.....=> that there would again be 20 overs of PP


I prefer the latter

giri said...

if there is rain after first innings...... yes we do need D/L....since the first team bats assuming that they would come back to bat ......

Cricket Bats said...

Your right 7 20/20 games and to 50 over games makes much more sense.