11 May 2010

Momentum means little in Twenty20

Paul Collingwood has rightly said he wanted to beat New Zealand despite already having qualified so that England kept up their momentum. And Graeme Swann is talking up the team's chances. But the reality is that one off Twenty20 games aren't always won by the best overall side, but more the best on the day - something that will be beneficial to England if they play Australia.

So how much does momentum really matter?

1 comment:

Good Cricket Wicket said...

I think momentum matters more in the shorter formats because there is less time for the team without to affect a change.

In T20, a good start in the first 5-6 overs can be enough to ensure a win.