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Discussion in 'Cricket Discussion' started by aussie1st, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Yash. Panel of Selectors

    Yash.
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    On a side note. Why was Bailey sacked from captaincy? I thought he did a pretty wonderful job considering he built the side that win the 2015 World Cup. Plus, why was he dropped anyway? He batted beautifully, especially against India in the 2016 ODI Series. Then, I didnt see him anywhere.
     
  2. Iodide International Cricketer

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    I think it was because Australia were looking for youngsters in the future who could occupy that position of Number 4. Even it surprised me when he was dropped but looks like they wanted a settled #4 before the 2019 World Cup. Bailey is 36, it might be tough to play the World Cup and tough if he gets injured before the World Cup and no one is reliable enough to take that spot and do what he did. But really ever since he left, young batsmen have struggled in that position.
     
  3. Field Marshal Sportsbookie

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    Just have a random cricket question in mind.

    Can a team field without WK? Like is it necessary that one player should always be in the WK position?
     
  4. PresidentEvil ICC Chairman

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  5. CricketQ20 ICC Board Member

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  6. Yash. Panel of Selectors

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  7. CerealKiller National Board President

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    Fantasy Cricket Team PCPL Xplicit PAK... Islamabad
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    Brings back some horrible memories :(

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  8. Ahmad94 Staff Member

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    Random thought!

    I strongly think that MS Dhoni managed to do what Afridi failed to do, in his career.

    There is no doubt that Afridi has a fine hitter and based on that criterion alone, I would put Afridi over Dhoni.

    But Dhoni quickly realised the important to sustaining pressure and utilise his role in the lower order. Its almost a sad state of Pakistani cricket than Afridi played for around 15 years at the top level but was never able to cement a role for himself in the batting division, a sad though if you consider the wasted potential.

    Whereas, Dhoni was managed a lot better and learned his skill to a tee. Without him, India wouldn’t be sitting so pretty in this age of cricket.
     
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  9. Yash. Panel of Selectors

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    There was never and will never be a finer hitter of the cricket ball than Shahid Afridi.
     
  10. CazCat PC Hostess

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    Not too off topic but a topic no less, what's the thing about Shane Warne and Lizz Hurley... ?
     
  11. Stil Club Cricketer

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    I'm an American cricket fan, been watching the game since I was an exchange student in England during an Ashes year. Something I don't understand is, why do people say T20 is exciting and will bring more fans to the game? To me, T20 robs the game of its context, discipline, and patience. If you know the bowlers have to bowl at the stumps more due to the narrower wides and the batsmen will be slogging for lots of fours and sixes, what exactly is exciting about that? Excitement often comes from someone doing something great at an unexpected time. If a batsman hits a six in a test match when the run rate is 2 or 3 runs per over, that's exciting. When they're doing it over and over in a T20 match because the format of the game is meant to allow it, it's just not the same.

    Granted, it takes me 3 weeks to watch a single test (watching in 20-30 minute segments, by which time the next test has already started, all while I'm trying to avoid spoilers), but I still prefer it!
     
  12. CerealKiller National Board President

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    I'd recommend watching highlights of each day. You can easily find them on the internet.
     
  13. Yash. Panel of Selectors

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    *** A CONTROVERSIAL OPINION ***

    I was going through the ESPN Cricinfo polls and found the recent one saying, which pitches are worst. Green tops were at the last, while rank turners being at no. 3

    Also I saw that there ICC has rated 4 rank turners as poor pitches, since 2006 and no excessivr green tracks.

    My question is, if the pitches which support Spin Bowling excessively, are rated poor, and the home teams are blamed for preparing such pitches, then why aren't the pitches that support page bowling excessively dealed the same.

    Just look at this : http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/...-test-australia-tour-of-south-africa-2011-12/

    The 2nd and 3rd innings are a complete example of what I am saying, still this pitch was not rated poor. In this match, balls showed way too much seam movement, but still it wasn't rated poor.

    Even the rules say,
     
  14. PrincessJade Little Miss Bliss

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    Hello. I'm new here. x
     
  15. Kumbis Panel of Selectors

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    Welcome .How long you are following this thread.
     

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