Friday 8 October 2010

New words and phrases

The game has demanded more of its language as change has ripped through it in the last few years. There are some obvious examples - doosra, Dilscoop, zooter, DLF Maximum, Citi Moment of Success*, and did WG ever 'clear his front leg'? - but the arrival of the two Test series demands another.

What do we call tomorrow's second game between India and Australia? It's not a decider, is it, because the series has already been decided - India can't lose it and have thus retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. But it's not a dead rubber, either, because Australia can still draw.

In matchplay golf, they'd say that India were 'dormie one' - so maybe that's it. Hail the rise of the Dormie Test.

* Ok, maybe those two aren't, you know, official. Yet, anyway...


Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog said...

I know one thing for certain is that it is ridiculous and ICC need to do something about it.

There should be a minimum of three tests in a competitive series like this.

The Old Batsman said...

there really should.

Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog said...

If only to see Australia lose 3-0.

Can't believe I wrote 'competitive series'!

What was I thinking?