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Post by prasen9 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:05 am

Finally, the ICC taking a look at scrapping the toss in Test cricket. I have been a proponent of this for a long time. It will be great to see this happen. Cricket will be fairer. That is, no team will start off with a huge advantage. The home team has the advantage of home support and a tailored pitch. Give the visiting team the choice of whether to bat or bowl first. More teams will win abroad. Or at least not lose. Good.

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Post by ornatebrute » Wed May 23, 2018 2:30 pm

AB de Villiers retiring from all the forms of international cricket has to be the saddest news we'll hear today. :damn:

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Post by prasen9 » Sun May 27, 2018 7:07 pm

Pakistan defeated England comprehensively at Lords. England has some crappy batsmen. Cook, Root, Bairstow, Stokes, and Butler are useful. They need two more. Stoneman and Malan are useless. Hameed is out of form. Gary Ballance showed some promise but he is not in form either. He also had some personal issues. They need a good opener. Maybe give Sam Robson another chance. Or Keith Jennings. Nick Gubbins of Middlesex may be an option. And maybe they will get back Moeen for the middle order bat.

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Post by PKBasu » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:57 am

In the first half of an English summer, the formula in tests is clear: bat first, lose test. Happening to Pakistan at Leeds now!

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Post by prasen9 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:11 am

Keith Jennings is getting more chances. He did okay but did not produce a long innings. I hope they do not fix their opening problems before the Indians come over :-)

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Post by PKBasu » Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:47 pm

And England complete a quick innings defeat. Bat first, get thrashed. QED.

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Post by PKBasu » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:26 am

Scotland beat England in a proper ODI yesterday by 6 runs. Scotland made a massive 371/5 in their 50 overs. England were 365/8 with 8 balls to be bowled, but melted down thereafter, losing their last two wickets without adding another run. Good for the plucky Scots!
(Mike Denness was a Scotsman who captained England, succeeding the Welshman Tony Lewis, so Scotland has produced the occasional cricketer of note).

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