All the talk at the moment is that AFLX will be fast fast fast.
I wonder if AFLX will be a bit like when T20 first started. Remember the first few games Australia played of T20. The batsman tried to smash every ball for 6 and the the bowlers tried to blast the batsman out with each ball. It was like everything had to be done hard and fast helter skelter.
A year or two later and the players realised its not all bash and speed. Batsman now realise just like longer forms of cricket there needs to be a certain level of calm and control. Yes there needs to be some urgency but you still have to build an innings, give respect to the good balls and try to smash the bad. Slow bowlers and spin bowlers can be match winners.
I wonder if AFLX will be like that? Will the teams that run around like blue-arsed flies win or will it be the more methodical teams?