September 14, 2012

Is Ten10 the future?

Andrew McGlashan

Two of England's Twenty20 matches against South Africa were reduced by rain - one to nine overs per side and another to 11. Plenty of jokes were cracked about removing 'the boring middle overs' but in the Daily Telegraph asks whether an even shorter format seriously has a future.

Furthermore, in the two abbreviated games there was a higher percentage of aerial shots than in the first, complete, T20. Aerial shots are instant excitement; they can bring out the best in the fielders as well as the batsman. Will the ball go for six? Will it be caught? Oh no, he has dropped it! And now there is almost a run-out as the batsmen race for a third!

Andrew McGlashan is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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