Compared to T10, T20 looks slower: Stephen Fleming

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Author 2019-10-17 11:56:00

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ABU DHABI: Having first played for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and then gone on to don the mantle of the CSK coach for years, former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming will be lending his expertise as chief coach of Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 League that will be held between November 14 and 24.

Fleming was here in the city for the players draft on Wednesday and he is gearing up for the challenges that the shortest format in cricket has to offer. “Compared to T10, even T20 looks slower,” said Fleming. “We need to pick different types of players for T10,” he added.

"Nevertheless, the bottom line is every strategy needs to be implemented properly. We need to play positive brand of cricket. That is applicable to all formats of the game," insisted the 46-year-old.

The World Cup final at Lord’s between England and New Zealand in July went down to wire, both literally and figuratively, with the hosts winning on boundary count after even the Super Over could not separate the two sides.

However, the ICC amended this rule last week much to the relief of everyone concerned and another Super Over will be conducted if the first one fails to identify a winner from now on. "I am happy with the recent rule changes. It was unusual the way the final ended," said Fleming. "In fact it was the ICC’s worst nightmare that their showcase event had to end on such a note," he said.

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