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2016 “Battle of the Raj” India v England Final In ICC World Twenty20, #ICCWT20?

by Anura Guruge


India v England ICC Twenty20 World Cup Final 2016 Anura Guruge

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As draws for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 goes ‘India v England‘ probably is as good as it gets now that Pakistan (or for that matter Sri Lanka) did not qualify for the Semi-Finals.

‘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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Changes In ‘TEN Cricket’ Broadcasts.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.tenlogo

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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.