‘India v West Indies‘ would have been popular BUT that will now be the Thursday, March 31, 2016 Semi-Final (i.e., semi #2). Unless Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels or Darren Sammy (among others) produces an absolute stunner, a 180+ strike rate 70+, India, playing at home, could/should pull off a win. They did well against Australia.
New Zealand have been unbeaten BUT upsets are easy in T20.
India v. England will elicit lots of pent up emotions. That would be a cracking final. I think India will win — though my record of predicting T20s is not great since luck rather than form plays such a HUGE role (and there are REVIEWS to overturn really bad umpiring decisions).
Can’t wait. Has been a good tournament.
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It had been 10 weeks since I last saw TEN Cricket.
It really was good to get TEN Cricket on my TV last night.
I only got to watch 50 minutes — a 60 minute (I think) highlight package of the June 30, 2013 WI v. Ind match from the Tri-Nations Series. It was a good match.
I immediately noticed that TEN has made some interesting changes to their broadcast — none of it good!
Display of run-rate and strike-rate statistics have been pared down to the bone.
When a batsman is out and is walking back and they show his innings you no longer get his strike-rate for that innings! You get score, number of balls, minutes and how dismissed. No strike-rate. That is crazy.
You also don’t get frequent updates of run-rate — current or required. Just occasionally.
This might have been just for that match — and it was a 60-minute highlight package. But basically there was a dearth of key statistics — the stuff we had come to expect: run-rates, strike-rates.
I will monitor this. Not sure what we can do. So this is just a heads up.