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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. 3 points
    I was on vacation in my home city Mumbai when 26/11 -2008 happened. i was at CCI at Churchgate, literally 5 mins away from what happened in the South Mumbai area. International cricket should and will never return to that country who sponsored it - unless that country itself ceases to exist.
  3. 2 points
    mancalledsting

    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!!
  4. 2 points
    "We have a squad of 15, we'll look to give some of the other guys a go" That's what he said In the presentation after the 3rd game.
  5. 2 points
    How can any team score 600 in 120 overs, He knew light was a factor.There is no defending Dhoni's cowardice . Dhoni again proved his conservative captaincy by not opting to chase a small total in WI therefore negating your point about bowling strength. Team shoulds evolve what is good for 1970s-80s Indian team cannot be good modern Indian teams. Dhoni with his playing safe attitude pushed Indian test teams at least a decade back. Gavaskar and Srikanth's inept and cowardly batting cost Indian team a test/series win against Australia 1985, chasing 120 odd runs with rain in forecast they chose to be happy with draw denying Kapil Dev a chance for test win.India has never sniffed a chance of winning a series ever since. Allan Border made a bold declaration in 1986 Chennai tied test against a stronger Indian team and as a result Ausssie have never looked back.That tied test is viewed as their turning point , winning is an attitude which only a captain can force upon his team.
  6. 2 points
    To those who are defending the rapist Baba, wake up. Don't you have mothers and sisters in your lives? Shocking to see how low you guys will go just to score political points and create agenda. This asshole got what he deserved, a fraud pervert criminal rapist cum murderer has so many defenders even among the so called educated class....unfckingbelievable !!!
  7. 2 points
    Give it a decade. BD should emerge as a proper test side.
  8. 2 points
    Congrats Bangladesh. They are similar to how we were in the 60s. It will be criminal if BCCI still refuses to play tests against them. They deserve to play a 3 test series in India, no question. I think they are a better test team than present Lanka.
  9. 2 points
    1) Explains his high average. 2)
  10. 2 points
    Comment is in very poor taste. Shows himself as a bitter, sad guy with a massive inferiority complex.
  11. 2 points
    Don't Whine like the Srilankans, Ranatunga should have added.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 1 point
    I hope some new talent makes it fun, last time it was nathu n kuldeep.... N hope good pitches are given......wonder why dnt we have matches in Dharamshala or Jaipur. Pitches there have really good bounce
  15. 1 point
    @RasgullaDon't fight for LKC with @India-KXIP fan. He is the owner of it
  16. 1 point
    oH man this guy is insane :facepalm:..Those so called protestors went around and burnt down whole city to a standstill and he is like who is responsible for their death... crazy .
  17. 1 point
    I found it very strange that Stokes was not bowled much. The ball was not moving much on the last day ..... the 3 other English seamers were bowling 125 k to 133 k mark most of the times ..... medium pace with no movement does not work and it did not. Moeen was not getting much turn. Stokes has bowling the 135 k to 145 k range in this season and has been used as the " enforcer " when wickets have not fallen. He has bowled a bouncer to unsettle batters and a quick yorker to take a wicket on such occasions. Should have been used more.
  18. 1 point
    All rounder? more like a batsman than swears a bit.
  19. 1 point
    There is a huge difference between 320 and 600 .No one was asking MSD to declare when lead was 400 but wanted him to declare after lead went past 500.There was zero intent shown by Indian team then to force a win there.They looked like they were happy to win the series 1-0 and winning the test was secondary to them.Same thing happened in 2011 against WI. Winning a test match should not be an afterthought.A good captain should always play and go for a win every test they play, test wins especially overseas are rare and when you get a team down you should always go for a kill which was clearly missing when Dhoni was captain even against weaker teams.
  20. 1 point
    Gollum

    Two tier test cricket

    No, one tier system is ok. Fads like 2 tier tests, pink ball tests, 4 day tests must end. Don't want to pollute the greatest game on Planet Earth, these fads will serve better purpose in JAMODIs and T20 circus matches.
  21. 1 point
    putrevus

    Two tier test cricket

    I am in favor of Two tier system myself but two things to consider.Will England and Australia still play Ashes if either of the team falls to second tier. Second one is sanctity of stats.
  22. 1 point
    Eng have a very solid plan A with no plan B. If the other side pulls a rabbit out they have no answer.
  23. 1 point
    yea, n anderson wud 36 by next year as well .
  24. 1 point
    This kind of attitude is what works against honest assessement of your own side. Blaming and railing against other perceived big bad neighbour is a the lowest trick pulled by all standard politicians who are themselves incompetent and corrupt. He is trying to normalize the fan behavior in a way by saying we are better than others. This kind of thing has been going on in SL for past few year and it is not an isolated incident.
  25. 1 point
    This was an awesome match. Watched the last day till the end.
  26. 1 point
    I was one of them. Cricket enthusiasts would like to watch exciting contest regardless of teams. Plus west indies winning is like David vs Goliath matchup, who wouldnt like to see. Infact, hotstar has pretty good viewership overall. With so much data/bandwidth on offer nowadays, streaming culture is improving. P.S Another good game going on currently on hotstar. Bangladeshs are slaying another Giant.
  27. 1 point
    AS some others said I don't think you need to feel very bad. Nowadays most teams are not very solid in tests. They tend to lose in between and there are lot of collapses with the aggressive batsmen and flawed techniques. England is still really good with its great batting depth and good bowling stock
  28. 1 point
    Both hathkangha and Wade gone, Maxwell has to step up, but runs are too much on this pitch. Sent from my vivo 1601 using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    This is how Pak, bang felt when sehwag opened his mouth.
  30. 1 point
    He is a criminal. Period. There is no question about it. Several people were killed during the case and the verdict on those killings is yet to come. He will be in the jail for life.
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 1 point
    vvvslaxman

    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.
  34. 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.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Don't eat like Ranatunga- that message would have probably made him a bigger hero in Srilanka
  37. 1 point
    If windies win, we can undermine Pakistani 2 wins last year in england
  38. 1 point
    it depends who was batting at that time and doing well
  39. 1 point
    Stumped

    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.
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    hain ? WHen was in media ? Fact is Media person who started the investigation was killed ....Kuch bhi maatlab
  42. 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
  43. 1 point
    Trial by media? How? This case was hardly in news before the judgement.
  44. 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).
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 1 point
    After hurting harassing troubling doing to chandimal... Pandya knocks him off taking his wickets. That's total domination.
  50. 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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