Thursday, June 21, 2007

NBA vs CRICKET

I have been watching NBA for the past 4 yrs. The first season was won by detroit pistons by beating los angeles lakers. The next season, san antonio spurs by beating detroit pistons. The next, miami heat by beating dallas mavericks. This year its once again spurs beating cleveland cavaliers.
This sport is played in the USA with a total of 30 teams divided into 2 parts(eastern conference and western conference). Its like pools that we have in ICC worldcup. NBA season starts sometime during 1st week of november every year. League matches go on among the two groups and 8 teams from each group will be selected for the next round called playoffs. 4 teams from each conference are filtered out for conference semis. And among these two teams from each conf are filtered out for conf finals. Then starts the FINALS. Between the eastern conference finalists and western conference finalists. A total of 7 games will be played to decide the NBA champion of the season. And the nba season ends during mid june.

The losing teams studies the strategies of winning teams in such a way that the losers of current year will in no way be defeated by the same competitor again in the coming season.(they never follow the same strategies but prepare the counters).The time that they have to analyze the opponents strategies and building new strategies against them is hardly 5 months. Most of the time you won't see the same team winning the title in consecutive year.

Can't this scenario happen with cricket in our country?
We have 3 yrs to make a team and plan the strategies to defeat very few teams and to win a title.
Why are we still failing?

P.S.: No doubt that USA might have started preparing a team for ICC world cup next time. And its no surprise even if they win it within no time.

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