Congratulations to the Aussie T20 Men's team

 
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
Overnight the Aussie Men won their first ever T20 World Cup, to be honest, I didn't think that they could do it, in fact, I run a group on Facebook called Talking Sport, I created a poll which did not include the Aussies!, all the player's played their part to some extent, Dave Warner who is in sublime form at the moment! what about Mitchell Marsh, if not for his many injuries, he could have had a stellar career! hopefully all of his injuries are now behind him.  

Adam Zampa with his wrist spin was magnificent! best bowling figures for him of 5-19!! Hazlewood was also at his brilliant best, as was Cummins, Starc was a touch down throughout the tournament I thought.

But all round a great team performance.

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
A very good win. One striking feature was the vastly overrated Mitchell Starc bowling 4 overs for 60 runs and no wicket. Contrast with Hazelwood;- 4 overs, 3 for 16. Starc wasn't "a touch down"; he's been getting a free ride for too long.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
A very good win. One striking feature was the vastly overrated Mitchell Starc bowling 4 overs for 60 runs and no wicket. Contrast with Hazelwood;- 4 overs, 3 for 16. Starc wasn't "a touch down"; he's been getting a free ride for too long.
Valvegear
I was just a bit kinder than you, but yes I do agree about Starc, he has been down in form for a long while now.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Watched a very good win.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Well done. About time they moved from being five behind the women to four.
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

Stopped watching cricket in 2007 when the last of the Taylor/Waugh era legends retired. There is just too much cricket these days, it doesn't feel like it means anything anymore.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
The worst feature is the decline of the Sheffield Shield. It used to be regarded as the toughest domestic competition in the world. Now, very rarely do we see the all best players playing Shield cricket because they're off at ODI and T20 games anywhere around the globe.

T20 is designed for those with a short attention span; the next logical step will be T0. Turn up, watch the pre-game noise-makers, see the captains toss, winner of the toss wins the game and everyone can go home.

John Benaud got it right a few years back when he said that there are too many second class players playing first class cricket. Time was that Victoria would go to play NSW and be confronted by Miller, Lindwall, Davidson and Benaud in the attack, and Morris, Booth, Barnes et al at the batting crease. Those days are gone and Australian cricket is the weaker for it.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
For me it will always be Tests number 1, 50 over ODI 2, T20 last, T20 is a bit to hit and giggle for my liking.
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

The worst thing about T20 is that the commercial success of the BBL is allowing the sport's leadership to kid themselves into thinking that Australian cricket is in a healthy state with a sustainable future. Things are going too smoothly for there to be any urgency about reforms.

If T20 was to be split off as a separate sport, Australia would soon be on par with the West Indies.

The big threat over the next few years is women's football, which is going to start affecting the access of Premier Cricket to the prime suburban ovals. The AFL is scheduling it in summer because of the competition they want to take on, not the competition they want to avoid.
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

The worst feature is the decline of the Sheffield Shield. It used to be regarded as the toughest domestic competition in the world. Now, very rarely do we see the all best players playing Shield cricket because they're off at ODI and T20 games anywhere around the globe.

T20 is designed for those with a short attention span; the next logical step will be T0. Turn up, watch the pre-game noise-makers, see the captains toss, winner of the toss wins the game and everyone can go home.

John Benaud got it right a few years back when he said that there are too many second class players playing first class cricket. Time was that Victoria would go to play NSW and be confronted by Miller, Lindwall, Davidson and Benaud in the attack, and Morris, Booth, Barnes et al at the batting crease. Those days are gone and Australian cricket is the weaker for it.
Valvegear
Even in the 90s an NSW side had Taylor, Slater, Waugh, Waugh, Bevan, MacGill and McGrath in the lineup!
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Everyday 'cricket' moves closer to baseball - and that is not a bad thing, I might start to watch cricket again in the next ten years.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The worst thing about T20 is that the commercial success of the BBL is allowing the sport's leadership to kid themselves into thinking that Australian cricket is in a healthy state with a sustainable future. Things are going too smoothly for there to be any urgency about reforms.
justapassenger

Interesting viewpoint.  I guess it also depends on where cricket australia and the ICC believe success and the future lies.  I am hoping it is in Test Match Cricket but I fear it is now becoming the packaged entertainment variety.  I still believe there is space for all forms.

I will be buying tickets to the T20's in Australia next year.

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