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Okay so I'm not going to make a big post talking about fixtures and formats and stuff - nobody cares. We're just tuning in to watch batsmen biff it against helpless(ish) bowlers.

And my, what a start to the tournament we've had. Choke met counter-choke, but in the end the team with normal hair beat the team with colourful hair by five wickets
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"AS Bangash" appears to be the same Abdul Shakoor who has achieved almost nothing in his career as UAE keeper-batsman. His cymbals and short sleeves behind the stumps give it away.

Honestly, I really like the T10 league. It's junk food cricket and I also love junk food, so maybe it's got something to do with that
 

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I was having a think about what my T10 eleven would be if I was a coach, and I think I'm going to go something like this:

:eng: :bat: Ed Pollock
:wi: :bat: Sherfane Rutherford
:sco: :bat: Calum MacLeod
:aus: :ar: Nic Maddinson
:uae: :bat: Waheed Ahmed :local:
:eng: :ar: Benny Howell
:uae: :wk: Saqlain Haider :local:
:aus: :ar: Chris Green :c:
:wi: :bwl: Krishmar Santokie
:sri: :bwl: Kevin Koththigoda
:ind: :bwl: Shivil Kaushik

I tried to pick players who're not in the tournament, but honestly I didn't bother checking so I might have poached one or two people
:tick: Nic Maddinson stars in the role of "Australian Michael Yardy"
:tick: Pace off the ball
:tick: Bowling attack has all four kinds of spinner
:tick: Lots of weird bowling actions in the hope they'll confuse the batsmen
:tick: Calum MacLeod to slog-sweep every ball he faces from any spinner
 

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Pretty hyped for this game as well. Pune seem to have gone all-in on being a meme team, as well as investing in wacky bowling actions. Deccan have decided to pick actual good cricketers, but more specifically good cricketers with cricket bellies. Can't wait to watch Shahzad and Azam bat together
 

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This Maratha Arabians bowling attack is barely club standard. Absolutely dreadful, but some nice easy runs for Evin Lewis
 

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I never really enjoyed this. Just looks pretty abysmal quality bowling against some good batsmen..
 

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I never really enjoyed this. Just looks pretty abysmal quality bowling against some good batsmen..
Oh yeah that's entirely fair. T10 cricket can be great but the T10 League isn't a great product at all

I do think there need to be some tweaks to the format to bring bowlers back into the hunt a bit.

I'd go with the teams are allowed fove fielders out of the circle at all times except:
:bat: The batting powerplay - one over when the batsmen can choose to face only two fielders outside the circle
:bwl: The bowling powerplay - one ovef where a bowler gets to bowl a third over rather than the usual two

Also, if the series is going to be based in one city, it needs something to keep people interested. I'd suggest a T10 Wotld Series, something like this:
Please excuse the ridiculously dumb team names
:uae: :wk: Abdul Shakoor
:ire: :bat: Paul Stirling :os:
:eng: :bat: Phil Salt :os:
:afg: :bat: Najib Zadran :os:
:uae: :bat: Waheed Ahmed
:uae: :ar: Rohan Mustafa
:uae: :bat: Chirag Suri
:uae: :bwl: Ahmed Raza
:uae: :bwl: Fayyaz Ahmed
:uae: :bwl: Junaid Siddique
:uae: :bwl: Zahoor Khan
:afg: :wk: Ramanullah Gurbaz
:afg: :wk: Mohammad Shahzad
:afg: :bat: Darwish Rasooli
:sri: :bat: Dasun Shanaka :os:
:afg: :ar: Mohammad Nabi
:sco: :ar: Michael Leask :os:
:afg: :ar: Karim Janat
:afg: :ar: Azmatullah Omarzai
:aus: :bwl: Aaron Summers :os:
:afg: :bwl: Mujeeb ur-Rahman
:afg: :bwl: Noor Ahmad
:guy: :bat: Sherfane Rutherford
:guy: :bat: Shimron Hetmyer
:guy: :bat: Chandrapaul Hemraj
:eng: :bat: Tom Abell :os:
:guy: :ar: Christopher Barnwell
:guy: :ar: Keemo Paul
:guy: :wk: Anthony Bramble
:pak: :ar: Aamer Yamin :os:
:guy: :bwl: Romario Shepherd
:guy: :bwl: Devendra Bishoo
:ind: :bwl: Pravin Tambe :os:
:ban: :bat: Mohammad Naim
:wi: :bat: Andre Fletcher :os:
:ban: :bat: Afif Hossain
:ban: :bat: Mosaddek Hossain
:ban: :ar: Nasir Hossain
:ban: :wk: Nurul Hasan
:ban: :ar: Muktar Ali
:ban: :bwl: Mahedi Hasan
:saf: :bwl: Imran Tahir :os:
:bar: :bwl: Fidel Edwards :os:
:ban: :bwl: Taskin Ahmed
:nzf: :ar: Anton Devcich :os:
:eng: :bat: Luke Wright :os:
:uae: :bat: Rahmeez Shahzad
:uae: :bat: Mohammad Boota
:uae: :bat: Asif Khan
:uae: :wk: Vriitya Aravind
:nzf: :bwl: Mitch McCleneghan :os:
:uae: :bwl: Kashif Daud
:uae: :bwl: Palanaiapan Meyiappan
:uae: :bwl: Sultan Ahmed
:uae: :bwl: Hafeez-ur-Rahman
:sri: :bat: Avishka Fernando
:wi: :wk: Johnson Charles :os:
:sri: :bat: Bhanuka Rajapaksa
:eng: :ar: Samit Patel :os:
:sri: :ar: Thisara Perera
:sri: :ar: Wanindu Hasaranga
:sri: ::ar: Isuru Udana
:sri: :ar: Dhananjaya Lakshan
:sri: :bwl: Kevin Koththigoda
:sri: :bwl: Lahiru Kumara
:oma: :bwl: Munis Ansari :os:
:saf: :bat: Cameron Delport
:saf: :bat: Rilee Rossouw
:saf: :bat: Colin Ingram
:saf: :bat: Marco Marais
:saf: :ar: Chris Morris
:saf: :ar: Wayne Parnell
:saf: :ar: David Wiese
:eng: :wk: Ben Cox :os:
:saf: :bwl: Hardus Viljoen
:ned: :bwl: Paul van Meekeren :os:
:pak: :bwl: Usman Shinwari :os:
:pak: :ar: Shahid Afridi
:aus: :wk: Ben Dunk :os:
:pak: :bat: Mohammad Hafeez
:sco: :bat: Calum MacLeod :os:
:pak: :bat: Asif Ali
:zim: :ar: Sikandar Raza :os:
:pak: :ar: Sohail Tanvir
:pak: :bwl: Hasan Ali
:pak: :bwl: Anwar Ali
:pak: :bwl: Mohammad Irfan
:pak: :bwl: Waqas Maqsood
:tat: :bat: Lendl Simmons
:tat: :bat: Evin Lewis
:tat: :wk: Nicholas Pooran
:tat: :ar: Kieron Pollard
:tat: :ar: Sunil Narine
:wi: :bat: Darren Sammy :os:
:tat: :ar: Dwayne Bravo
:tat: :bwl: Rayad Emrit
:aus: :bwl: Ben Laughlin :os:
:tat: :bwl: Ravi Rampaul
:nep: :bwl: Sandeep Lamichhane :os:
:usa: :wk: Steven Taylor
:png: :bat: Tony Ura :os:
:usa: :bat: Monank Patel
:usa: :ar: Corey Anderson
:eng: :ar: Jordan Clarke :os:
:usa: :ar: Narsingh Deonarine
:usa: :bwl: Hayden Walsh
:usa: :bwl: Prashanth Nair
:pak: :bwl: Dilbar Hussain :os:
:usa: :bwl: Ali Khan
:usa: :bwl: Kyle Phillip
:jam: :bat: Chris Gayle
:jam: :bat: Brandon King
:jam: :wk: Chadwick Walton
:jam: :bat: Andre Russell
:jam: :ar: Rovman Powell
:jam: :ar: Fabian Allen
:jam: :bat: Kennar Lewis
:aus: :ar: Chris Green :os:
:sri: :bwl: Jeffrey Vandersay :os:
:pak: :bwl: Haris Rauf :os:
:jam: :bwl: Sheldon Cottrell
:eng: :bat: Tom Kohler-Cadmore
:eng: :wk: Tom Banton
:eng: :bat: Dawid Malan
:eng: :bat: Laurie Evans
:eng: :ar: Ravi Bopara
:nzf: :ar: Jimmy Neesham :os:
:hkg: :bat: Babar Hayat :os:
:eng: :ar: Chris Jordan
:ban: :bwl: Jubair Hossain :os:
:eng: :bwl: George Garton
:eng: :bwl: Sam Wisniewski

As for a format, in order to stick to the present format (ish) I'd go with the following

Group Stage
Two groups of six; five games each

Super League Stage
Top six in League A; bottom six in League B. Three more games each.

Knockouts
Quarter Finals
1 - League A 3rd vs League B 2nd
2 - League A 4th vs League B 2nd

Semi Finals
1 - League A 1st vs QF2 winner
2 - League A 2nd vs QF1 winner

Final
- self-explanatory
 

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Yes! I knew it reminded me of something but I couldn't get my head around what that was
Not really a big fan of the format or of this league. Not having any thing in it for the bowlers is one part of it, but also T10 seems kinda pointless when there's a better version of it out there in T20.

But if this league or format can plan any hand in getting cricket to the Olympics, then may this succeed on the highest of levels.
 

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Not really a big fan of the format or of this league. Not having any thing in it for the bowlers is one part of it, but also T10 seems kinda pointless when there's a better version of it out there in T20.

But if this league or format can plan any hand in getting cricket to the Olympics, then may this succeed on the highest of levels.
Yeah, I like the idea of a cricket match that fits neatly into a 90-minute window, but this format would definitely appreciate a couple of tweaks to bring the bowlers a bit more into it
 

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Given Jamie Overton's past disciplinary record, he probably won't be too chuffed to get taken to the cleaners by a team with the demographics of the Northern Warriors

EDIT - That very nearly aged like raw chicken left out in the sun
 
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