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Everything posted by Stumped

  1. Joe Root

    Scored 2 50s in the 2 games he played before getting injured for the last but I could pull up a series for any of the players you're suggesting he's in competition with where they've suffered a similar series fate with similar results. Yes he's the golden boy but he's the golden boy and undroppable for a reason, because he's the best batsman in the team.
  2. The joys of posting opposing viewpoints to someone here, if you do you're Pakistani... Think I've already passed that test a few times.
  3. Joe Root

    I'm not sure there's much at all between Smith, Root and Williamson in ODI cricket right now. Don't think I'd personally put Faf in the same tier as them. You also keep going on about Root's conversion rate but he's still got more ODI 100s than all 3 of them in less games.
  4. What do you want to do instead? Just wait til the century is up when we're both in our graves and then look over what will probably be irrelevant event allocations from 80 years ago?
  5. Joe Root

  6. Joe Root

    Haha, I know or we have our arguments but let's not sink to trolling levels... There's absolutely no argument at all for Billings or Bairstow to slot in for the most solid batsman in the team who's averaging nearly 50 in ODI cricket and racking up runs for fun across all formats. Yes if there's 10 overs left and a wicket falls it may be more preferable for someone like Buttler to come in, but that's true for the majority of top quality middle order ODI batsmen in the world. Cook was not suited to modern cricket, Root clearly is and is thriving right now.
  7. No because as I quite clearly stated in my post I was listing all tournaments played or allocated so far this century.
  8. Was referring to the following India this century (completed or allocated) : 2006 champion trophy 2011 world cup 2016 t20 world cup 2021 champions trophy 2023 world cup More events than any other nation.
  9. Joe Root

    Will get back to you on this one when he finishes as the tournaments leading run scorer . Will try and get back to you again once he has a blistering test summer but I may have forgotten about this thread by then.
  10. And I presume India, who of the tournament's played and allocated so far this century have more than anyone else and the most profitable combination, will be donating their world events to other counties. @chewywhat was wrong with the world cup?
  11. No refund given the amount of overs that were played.
  12. Its raining on Sunday

    Common sense dictates that a country isn't going to want to host an identical tournament 4 years immediately after they've described it as a 'financial burden'. India may fill up for their home games as hosts but they'll still struggle for the neutral games. TV revenue all goes to the ICC and not the hosting board. As I've pointed out before whilst we go around in circles, the only reason the ECB are hosting it this year is because the BCCI pushed their stakeholders view to replace the test championship with yet another champions trophy, not in the interest of the ECB.
  13. Its raining on Sunday

    The BCCI described the champions trophy as a 'financial burden' and were having stadiums turn down the offer of hosting games because of the losses they would generate last time they held it, of course they wouldn't want 2 in a row even if it was pushed on them as a less financially lucrative alternative to a tournament they already had the rights to like it has for England. And if India view it as a financial burden what would smaller nations view it as nowadays?
  14. Its raining on Sunday

    Shifting goalposts would be actively criticing the ECB for hosting the tournament due to those conditions when the board you're trying to defend will be doing the exact same thing in 4 years time, no? The fact of the matter is the ECB were originally going to host the world test championship which for them would've been more financially attractive than the champions trophy it's been converted to because of the ICC and BCCI stakeholders.
  15. Its raining on Sunday

    All the test cricket fund is is a small amount of extra funding per year for the 'small 7' with the word test cricket chucked in as a buzz word to make it look good and like a proactive effort. It's being removed but there'll still be a net increase in funding to all the boards that received it making it redundant. I don't see anything that's been exposed and neither have I been trying to defend anything here. In this case I was just pointing out the blatant hypocrisy of the BCCI and it's fans in whining about boards voting for the proposal that gives them a financial incentive when that's exactly what the BCCI have been pushing the likes of Sri Lanka to do for years.
  16. Its raining on Sunday

    Where's the suggestion to remove that fraction come from? After all all the boards will be getting far more than the tiny test fund they've been allocated under the new proposals. Funny how the tables turn when the BCCI suddenly can't get away with bribing teams such as Sri Lanka, West Indies etc. with tours for votes as they have done over the years.
  17. Its raining on Sunday

    Cutting everyones funding then giving a fraction of it back in the form of a fund with the buzz word 'test cricket' in it isn't exactly doing much...
  18. Its raining on Sunday

    Lost a bit of form, he'll be back with a big innings soon .
  19. They're playing less games per wicket this year to prevent the wickets breaking up or becoming overly dry like they did in the 2013 edition.
  20. Its raining on Sunday

    No, and neither would the ECB if the BCCI hadn't pushed through their broadcasters desire to have an ODI tournament rather than a test tournament with the ICC due to the increased Indian market for the shorter format.
  21. Its raining on Sunday

    Because the tournament was directly replaced with it. The same way India will be hosting the 2021 champions trophy (or if you prefer so their team can get some practise for the 2023 world cup they're hosting ).
  22. Its raining on Sunday

    It was meant to be the inaugural world test championship. Believe at what would've been the cut off it would've been India, Australia, Pakistan and England in semi finals at The Oval and Edgbaston with the winners facing off in the final at Lords.
  23. Its raining on Sunday

    They can't risk ruining the pitches so early on in the tournament, Edgbaston appear to have 3 pitches prepped for their 5 games.
  24. Having been around the edgbaston practise ground before I was a bit doubtful about this and Google maps distance measurer backs it's up. From one side of the strip you'd have 40+ yards for a runup (the article claims they need 30 yards) and from the other side you'd have roughly 30 yards depending on which strips they've been allocated.
  25. Morgan was highly supportive of him in the pre-match press conferences.

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