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  1. 4 points
    This is why test cricket is best, there are no flukes and wins like these are so memorable.No odi wins except world cup can be compared to this.
  2. 2 points

    Shai Hope- take a bow!

    First player to score a century in both innings of a first class/test game in Headingly (127 year period). In a sizeable 4th innings chase, on one of the most difficult batting tracks in the world against a very good attack. Has good technique and temperament. Really hope he can help bring respect and dignity back to West Indies test cricket. Massive respect!!
  3. 2 points
    Comment is in very poor taste. Shows himself as a bitter, sad guy with a massive inferiority complex.
  4. 2 points
    Don't Whine like the Srilankans, Ranatunga should have added.
  5. 2 points
    Well sure Indian crowds have some bad behavior in the past. But the comment is still in poor taste. And thank God Indian players don't behave like the Lankan ones. Bowling intentional no-balls etc.
  6. 2 points
    Potential? OP asks who is currently the best allrounder in the world. Fast bowlers who can bat well enough for the top 6 are rare, and are rightly valued and sought after. But are also over-rated due to this. There's a wide gulf between the Shaqib and Stokes as test bowler - Shaqib can play as the 1st choice spinner for any test team in the world, not just Bangladesh. And even if you give the batting edge to Stokes over Shaqib, that particular gap is nowhere near as wide. Overall, Shaqib is just a better test cricketer than Stokes, period. Does Shaqib get more "opportunities" with the bat because he bats for a weaker team? Sure. But he also gets more pressure. Take the ongoing Toyger-Aus test as an example. He walked in at 10/3. Stokes by contrast, gets to walk in and play his "natural game" 8 times out of 10. Nobody will point a finger at him if he fails to cross 40 5 times in a row. Not the case with Shaqib. I actually have a bit of a negative bias against the Bangles players, and especially their fans. Their players act like superstars because they get a lot of crowd adulations, even those that haven't really achieved much with their cricket. And the less said about the majority of Toyger fans' silliness, the better. But you got to be objective and give credit where its due. Shaqib is a bit of a tool, but is undisputedly the best test allrounder at the moment.
  7. 1 point
    riots used to happen every where in the world back then ,now security has tightened up ,it is down to crowds interest in the game ,once you become "logical" you wont be that interested any more ,wi used to have riots i remember a pic of kepler wessel and other aus all locked up in the dressing room as they feared being attacked ,now the grounds are empty as they dont care any more , in ind as well interest levels have gone down significantly as the crowd behavior has improved ....funny how things work
  8. 1 point
    He is right though, as we have had history of crowd trouble which even abandoned the match midway, Kambli crying like a sick puppy comes to mind. Don't run like Runnertunga , is more apt coming from him.
  9. 1 point

    Shai Hope- take a bow!

    Now that is called match winning performance. Showing up in both the innings much like Dravid did multiple times in his career. You cannot show up in one inning and go missing when a little bit of effort is needed in the 2nd innings.
  10. 1 point
    A big over reaction there. England is still a very good team, coming from a neutral. They are a flawed team like many others and WI have played some good cricket the last couple of years. If WI play their best cricket they can get these kind of solitary wins against any side in the world, so no need to feel bad.
  11. 1 point
  12. 1 point
    Don't eat like Ranatunga- that message would have probably made him a bigger hero in Srilanka
  13. 1 point
    If windies win, we can undermine Pakistani 2 wins last year in england
  14. 1 point
    it depends who was batting at that time and doing well
  15. 1 point

    Bishoo no-ball discussion

    Problem with checking the no ball after it's been called is the batsman can claim he only went for that shot because the umpire called no ball.
  16. 1 point
  17. 1 point
    hain ? WHen was in media ? Fact is Media person who started the investigation was killed ....Kuch bhi maatlab
  18. 1 point
    Ravindra Jadeja has the ranking the 3 300s the "sir" moniker the stats and he might be the 2nd coming of Jesus but he is still not an "allrounder" At best a decent lower order batsman
  19. 1 point
    Trial by media? How? This case was hardly in news before the judgement.
  20. 1 point
    Wow. even SC confirms the HC ruling on confiscation of dera properties. This better form a precedent for future rioting or courts are fecked (IMO courts are already hanging by a thread).
  21. 1 point
    ICF doesn't promote abuse, name calling and insults to players and other members no matter what. It should have been clear to all members by now. We have been requesting everyone to follow this. We have been lucky that we don't have do much for this, but sometimes if we feel that things are going out of hand, necessary actions are taken to ensure that core values are maintained. Mods can't spend whole day on ICF, so support of all members matters a lot.
  22. 1 point
    There are only a handful of posters who are active here, go ahead and discourage them too from posting here, good job admin. On Topic: Phateechar places like pakistan should never be allowed to hold another cricket match again, it is only a matter of few decades now before pakistan implodes and ceases to exist.
  23. 1 point
    I don't think Eng, NZ, Aus, Ireland will go there for a long time, maybe ever again, probably viewing the security situation as too dangerous for Westerners. I don't think we should tour them, but you never know what the Indian government will authorize. I can see some of the teams like Bang/ AFG/ WI/SL/ Zim touring there much sooner, whether because the boards are satisfied with the security situation or they don't look past the monetary reward. SA is the big team that may tour Padosiland, IMO. Faf is part of the world XI touring them correct? If he gives a positive review of the situation, that may be good enough for the rest of the Saffers.
  24. 1 point
    Places like pakistan somalia etc where there is lack of governance security and barbarian populace should first aim for proper governance first before trying to bring in sports...all that is 20 to 30 years away for 4th world places like that.
  25. 1 point
    So they are using real bullets here, but they are too afraid to in Kashmir. What BS. Nakli human rights walas are also silent.

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