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  1. World cup schedule

    Last time the World Cup was in that part of the World had a few more venues like Hove which hosted India vs SA and no other international match since then. Also a match or two in Netherlands iirc. Looks like they've given up on that idea. Would have been nice to have incorporated a few more grounds instead of the same old Oval, Old Trafford etc. etc.
  2. I think the England tour is more important. Hopefully they are not burnt out after IPL . Winning in Australia is a lot harder considering the pitches
  3. Best Opening Batsman of All time in ODIs

    Lol Sachin played 344 games as opener and averaged 48 with the bat at a strike rate of 89. He's easily ahead of everyone in that list. Funny how Sachin was left out but grant flower included despite the fact that he used to play in the middle order a lot. Also 90's openers without Mark Waugh, Nick knight , Gary Kirsten or even Nathan Astle but bloody Tamim Iqbal. Not even good at trolling are you? :)
  4. India to play first day-night match against windies this year.

    I thought BCCI were against D/N tests?
  5. India vs Pakistan ICC WC 2019 match on June 16

    Round robin format. Everyone plays everyone. How is it fixing?
  6. Mate you were finished 4 years ago when you lost us the World T20. Please retire!!
  7. Was the quickest bowler in the last U-19 World Cup on average pace after Alzarri. In fact, Khaleel was the one bowling medium pace back the.
  8. Sran bowling 144 kph? Was a trundler when he last played for India. What has he changed?
  9. Quite a dumb innovation imo right up there with the 4 day test idea. They should just get a proper T20 league and it should attract youth. As it is we have too many formats now and it's taking it's toll on players.
  10. Surprised by the lack of IQ displayed by padosi posters. Afraid to play bilateral series against Pakistan? Didn't you just get whitewashed by Lanka in tests in the UAE and then in ODI's in NZ? Why would the team ranked number 1 in both formats be scared of playing mediocre teams? A genuine question.
  11. Adding on to this, we have Aaron,Ishant, Nagarkoti ,Khaleel and Avesh who can clock 140+ from those I've seen and Asif and Thampi from what I've heard. But the most impressive has been kaul pacewise. Has he improved a lot? Will he make it to the national team?
  12. Axar Patel to play County; Will join Durham for 6 fixtures

    No problem with this but i would have rather had our test prospects play county to get used to the conditions. Axar, as an LOI spinner, wouldn't really develop as a cricketer playing county cricket in England.
  13. Hasn't ball tampering always been a concerted effort?

    Great points. I didn't mean to accuse anyone in particular of tampering and im sure if the indian team did tamper then it would have been only against Pakistan since they knew Immy and co. would be doing and getting away with it. The point I was trying to make was that teams did occasionally tamper the ball throughout history but nobody has tampered the ball so blatantly as the Pakistanis have done over the years and that would explain the late booming inswinger s bowled by the likes of Imran. It was only after Pakistanis made it the norm, that teams began to tamper in every other match and even then most teams never got the kind of swing that the Pakistanis did.
  14. Hasn't ball tampering always been a concerted effort?

    This is because only the English and the Pakistanis knew how to tamper the ball AND use it effectively. Sarfraz was playing county cricket sometime in '68 and that is where he picked up the 'art' of reverse swing which really was just tampering in the real sense. He did perfect it though and passed it on to Imran. Imran devastated India in 1982 with reverse swing and it was only after that Indians too started tampering.
  15. Your pick for WC2019 semi finalists

    I'd say it i would be England, India,NZ and PAK. The only two proper batsmen in OZ have been banned and it would be hard for them to acclimatise quickly. Pakistan are dangerous for the first time since 1999. Most well rounded attack with a couple of aggressive batsmen up the order. If they peak at the right time, they can even make the final. England have a monster batting lineup but if there's assistance for bowlers, they will capitulate and their bowling is extremely unimpressive. India's batting is overrated. We failed to prepare for this WC since the last one ended and continued playing has beens like UV and now we have a weak middle order. If batting conditions are tough, i'd expect only Kohli and Dhawan to do anything. Bowling also blows hot and cold. On their day Bhuvi/Bumrah/Chahal/Kuldeep can be world class as a unit. But they can be hammered and backed by some pathetic catching this team won't go beyond SF. We might even have a shocker with us not qualifying especially when playing useless hacks like Jadhav. Which leaves NZ who in my view are quiet favourites. Explosive batsmen like munro and Guptill, proper bats in Williamson and Latham and a quality seam attack backed up by Santner and Sodhi. They can adapt to any playing conditions and are hard to beat. Even last time, it was only Starc and Johnson that they could not overcome. This time though, i suspect they might win the whole bloody thing. Saffers will have a shocker. Their team is too one dimensional and won't adapt if the pitches aren't flat.

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