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    Anyone attending Hyderabad test?

    There's a lot to moan about the ECB for but credit where it's due the way they organise selling tickets is excellent. Even if the tickets themselves are expensive. Tickets for all England matches (ex CWC) next sumner are on sale now and sent via email or post. Ashes is through a ballot system. Haven't entered as I already have tickets through Yorkshire membership and having bought tickets for Edgbaston and OT this summer, but haven't heard any complaints about it. Unlike for the WC run by the ICC which has been a disaster I hear. I've been quite lucky compared to others but only England match I managed to get was Afghanistan
  2. Some people say the key to saving cricket is getting China involved. Guess the game is dead. Incidentally my boss is Chinese and he used to play club cricket in Leeds before he had to give up with knee problems. Perhaps I should encourage him to play again. He might get in the China side
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    Where in UK is this test being shown?

    Shame that. I never trust my internet connection for streaming. Not too fussed about the one sided WI series but would be a shame to miss some bigger series in the future. Maybe they'll introduce a way to watch on TV. Maybe put it on one of the Star channels on Sky. Pak V Aus is on Star Gold tomorrow which is weird as it's an Indian station.
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    Where in UK is this test being shown?

    Very disappointed with Sky. Seems they're showing hardly any cricket this winter. Just the England matches that I have any interest in. Not interested in SA pumelling zim and certainly not interested in the women's world T20
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    Favorites of the 2019 WC?? (Poll)

    Aussies are always strong at world cups. The Germany of cricket (yeah I know it could be their Russia 2018 ) And they'll have the cheats back
  6. Doesn't even look like Sky are showing this. When it's the English off season and the only other cricket is SA v Zimbabwe which they are showing.
  7. Wow. Yorkshire attract three times that number for a day of county cricket. Americans don't care for the rest of the world's favourite sports. Just their own which the rest of the world don't care for.
  8. Quota system? Never heard of this in India. Is that an unofficial system rather than the official one passed down by the SA government which I currently making SA teams much less competitive than they should be.
  9. Throw Rishabh Pant and Shaw into the mix and the aforementioned teams might be a little more nervous but not by much. Bowling still looks weak
  10. Thought it was unbelievably arrogant at the time and even a few decent posters got caught up in it all. Looking from the outside India's current strength in depth is poor for a country of it's size where cricket is undisputed king of all sports. If today's XI rocked up to play a SF against NZ, England, Aus or SA at full strength I think those teams would be licking their lips
  11. Wasn't there a thread on here a while ago saying India A should play in world cups/CTs/WT20s and would get to the final against the full India team? Wish I could find it again
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    What's the highest level you've played?

    Not sure where Bradford League 2nd xi club cricket would rank on that list. Don't know about India but in the UK if you are a cricket fan you usually play organised cricket quite regularly for a club in a local league or if you're old you will have done in your younger days. Some leagues amd clubs take it more seriously than others but in the North most clubs take things seriously and It's quite hard to find a club that accepts less than It's not 100% commitment every week. Initially I just wanted something casual like a Sunday league but ended up playing league cricket every week as I still do. It's definitely not really a sport for armchair fans (like football) in this country. Which is why most English fans are very appreciative and knowledgeable
  13. Really good game of cricket (saw most of the chase). Afghanistan really have something building here and while they're unlikely to beat the top 5 ODI teams at this stage they will be fascinating to watch at the WC next year. Will definitely try to get a ticket for Afghanistan v Pakistan at Headingley now. ODIs where 250 is a good score, yet still chasable with good batting, are the best kind Imo
  14. What a **** place to play cricket. Even for India v Pakistan there's no atmosphere inside those soulless bowls
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    How Shameful is this??

    Not as shameful as losing to Scotland. Also nowhere near as shameful as losing to Ireland and the Netherlands in major tournaments!
  16. Wow my Sunday is actually going to be ruined isn't it? Hope the weather is nice so I can have a walk in the park or something
  17. Star should refund all it's subscribers if India go out before the last 4. I only subscribed to watch India v Pak this Sunday FFS
  18. Subscribed to that Hotstar thing to watch this tournament and to watch the match today rather than the Lancashire scum in T20 finals day. Crashed already. What an absolute sack of shite.
  19. Spinners are always happy to help their brethren whatever country they're from and whoever they play for. Warne and Mulralitharan are always doing it. They see their art as some sort of gospel that must be passed on
  20. Some of you may remember after the first day of the first Test at Edgbaston I had a few rants about Kohli and his conduct. Namely the send offs of Root and Bairstow. I just wanted to say how he's won me over. Such a fascinating character. He may be intense and fiery on the field but his honesty and grace off the field has been exemplary. Always seems to have time for people. After day 1 at Edgbaston I wanted to wait outside the entrance on day 2 to abuse him. Now I want to meet him tomorrow at the Oval and give him a pat on the back and say what I really think of him. Virat in the unlikely event you are reading this. Thank you. Thank you for your passion for the game and especially Test cricket. Thank you for entertaining us this summer and showing us your skills. Thank you for leading your side so well to play hard but fair. On behalf of the English cricket community I thank you again and wish you every success against the Aussies.

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