If cricket were a Jane Austen adaptation…

Test cricket would be the venerable 6-part BBC series of Pride & Prejudice – all six hours of it, with plenty of time for plot and character development, meaningful scene setting and satisfying anticipation, climax and denouement moments over and over again.

One day cricket would be the still enjoyable but breathless film of Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley, where it feels like some characters have to talk faster than normal to squeeze in all they think they should, and whole sub-plots are thrown out for the sake of the highest of rollercoaster ride dramatic moments.

And Twenty Twenty? The film trailer – over-exposing all the best bits, with a total disregard for how we got there or what it means…

(so yep, when there’s no cricket on TV I’m mostly watching and re-watching my favourite DVDs..)


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