Re: Cricket Discussion Thread
What a game NZ vs Sri Lanka was, congrats to Sri Lanka, YOU BASTARDS, lol. As soon as we were 0/4 off 2 overs, I thought that was going to be the deciding factor in the game & it proved to be the case. There are only 6 overs of powerplays in this format & to score only 4 runs off a third of those overs was a disgrace. NZ probably have more lower order power hitters than any other team in the tournament, so why not send two of them in to bat first & give them a license to swing as hard as they can?
Open the batting with NATHAN McCullum & Southee, whos jobs are to not block at all & play nothing but attacking shots. If they hit a few, that's awesome, but if they don't & lose their wickets, there is no real damage done. Southee didn't even bat & Nathan did fuck all, so I'd prefer to lose those 2 wickets in the power play overs.
Taking the gamble of getting off to a flier with "unimportant" big hitters, which may or may not occur, then letting our most competent batsmen handle the non-powerplay overs is a far better option IMO. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
But anyway, what a game & once again, congrats to Sri Lanka, you bastards!!