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Duckworth Lewis and Twenty20

In the World Twenty20 Sri Lanka won their game against Zimbabwe – a result that was a fair reflection of the match. England scored a massive 191 which would be a tough one to lose, until the Duckworth Lewis system entered the equation. West Indies got off to a flying start and with the match reduced due to the rain, it was a relative stroll in the park for the Windies. It is a massive disadvantage batting first and will cause many upsets and frustrations in future Twenty20 games.

I am not sure of the solution, however the ICL has already implemented an adapted version of the Duckworth Lewis method to try counter the unfairness of the method which was designed for the 50 over format. Certainly a few more results like today will ensure a new method is found sooner rather than later.

Twenty20 World Cup Squads

Group A – Pakistan (A1), Australia (A2) and Bangladesh
Group B – Sri Lanka (B1), New Zealand (B2) and Zimbabwe
Group C – South Africa (C1), India (C2) and Afghanistan
Group D – West Indies (D1), England (D2) and Ireland

Super 8’s Groups

Group 1 –A1, B2, C1 and D2
Group 2 –A2, B1, C2, and D1 

Here is the twenty20 World Cup Squad of India, Pakistan, Australia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, New Zealand, West Indies, Bangladesh, Ireland and Afghanistan. 

India twenty20 World Cup Squad: M S Dhoni (Captain & WK), M.Vijay, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla, R.Vinay Kumar. 

Pakistan twenty20 World Cup Squad: Shahid Afridi (Captain), Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal (WK), Misbah-Ul-Haq, Salman Butt, Umar Akmal, Khalid Latif, Fawad Alam, Hammad Azam, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Amer, Saeed Ajmal, Md. Hafeez, Abdur Rehman, Md. Sami. 

Sri Lanka twenty20 World Cup Squad: Kumar Sangakara (Captain & WK), Sanath Jayasurya, T.Dilshan, C.Kapugedara, Mahela Jayawardne, Angelo Mathews, Thissara Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, C.Jayasinghe, L.Malinga, N.Kulasekara, M.Muralitharan, Suraj Randiv, Ajantha Mendis, C.Welegedara. 

Australia twenty20 World Cup Squad: M.Clarke (Captain), Brad Haddin (Wk), David Hussey, M.Hussey, Tim Paine (Wk), David Warner, Daniel Christan, Shane Watson, Cameron White, M.Johnson, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Nathan Haurtiz, Shaun tait, Steven Smith.

New Zealand twenty20 World Cup Squad: Daniel Vettori (Captain), Brendon McCullum (WK), Ross Taylor, M.Guptil, Nathan McCullum, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Scott Styris, Aaron Redmond, Rob Nicol, Garath Hopkins, Kyle Mills, Ian Butler, Shane Bond, Tim Southee. 

 

England twenty20 World Cup Squad: Paul Collingwood (Captain), K.Pietersen, Craig Kieswetter (WK), Ravi Bopara, Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright, M.Yardy, James Tredwell, Graeme Swann, Ryan Sidebottom, Ajmal Shahzad, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan.

West Indies twenty20 World Cup Squad: Chris Gayle (Captain), S.Chanderpaul, D.Bravo, K.Pollard, Andre Fletcher, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Wavell Hinds, N.Deonariane, S.Benn, N.Miller, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Jerome Taylor.

South Africa twenty20 World Cup Squad: Graeme Smith (Captain), Jaques Kallis, AB Devilliers, Loots Bosman, H.Gibbs, JP Duminy, Albie Morkel, R van der merwe, Juan Theron, M.Morkel, M.Boucher (WK), Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, J.Botha, Dale Styen.

Bangladesh twenty20 World Cup Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Aftab Ahmed, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Md. Ashrafull, Tamim Iqbal, Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Naeem Islam, Mashrafe Mortaza, Jaurul Islam, Abdur Razzak, M.Rahim (WK), Sued Rasel.

Zimbabwe twenty20 World Cup Squad: Prosper Utseya (Captain), Elton Chigumbura, Chamu Chibhabha, Charles Coventry, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Andy Blignaut, Greg Lamb, Tatenda Taibu (WK), Graeme Cremer, Brendan Taylor, Vusi Sibanda, Chris Mpofu, Ray Price, Timycen Maruma.

Ireland twenty20 World Cup Squad: William Porterfield (Captain), Peter Connell, Trent Johnston, Alex Cusack, Andre Botha, Gary Kidd, Niall O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson (WK), Andrew White, Boyd Rankin, John Mooney, Nigel Jones, George Dockrell.

Afghanistan twenty20 World Cup Squad: Nowroz Mangal (Captain), Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Ahmadzai, Asghar Stanikzai, Mirwais Ashraf, Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Shahzad, Nasratullah Nasrat, Noor Ali, Mohammad Nabi, Shapoor Zadran, Shafiqullah, Samiullah Shenwari, Raees Ahmadzai, Shabir Noori.

Sri Lanka Smash South Africa

I have questioned Mickey and Smith before – what on earth makes you field in a day night game???? Without doing any research I can guarantee you the side batting second loses the game more often than not. Granted on the highveld it can be different but I will still go out on a limb and say the side batting second is disadvantaged. I will go one step further and challenge any reader to indicate a ground in a day night game that the side batting second wins more often than not????

 

Day games are different but on day night games unless the weather is terrible to begin with BATTING is the answer. I have mentioned before about Smith and Mickey choosing to field and LOSING – its not the right strategy and I would think SMothers has learnt from this but its a mistake that has been repeated often.

ICC Champions Trophy 2009 Squads

Squads:

Australia: Ricky Ponting (capt), Michael Clarke, Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Tim Paine (wk), Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

 

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England: Andrew Strauss (capt), James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Joe Denly, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wk), Adil Rashid, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright, plus AN Other.

Andrew Flintoff ruled out by injury  

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India: Mahendra Dhoni (capt), Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, RP Singh, Ishant Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Abhishek Nayar.

 

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New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (capt), Shane Bond, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Brendon Diamanti, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins (wk), Brendon McCullum (wk), Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey.

 

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Pakistan: Younus Khan (capt), Imran Nazir, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Yousuf, Kamran Akmal (wk), Umar Gul, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif, Rao Iftikhar, Saeed Ajmal.

 

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South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), Johan Botha, Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher (wk), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Albie Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Roelof van der Merwe.

 

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Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Thilina Kandamby, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga

 

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West Indies: Floyd Reifer (capt), David Bernard, Tino Best, Royston Crandon, Travis Dowlin, Andre Fletcher, Kevin McClean, Nikita Miller, Kieran Powell, Dale Richards, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Devon Smith, Gavin Tonge, Chadwick Walton (wk).