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    You meant England have only won 1 out last 5 and lost 4.

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    SL tour doesn't count. Tour Ind and Pak.. they would be 0-8
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    ^ Der Furher's not gonna like this Jodi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binning View Post
    You meant England have only won 1 out last 5 and lost 4.
    No, learn to count.

    Last 6 tests for England in the SC

    Lost in Chennai - 2008
    Drew in Mohali - 2008

    Won in Chittagong - 2010
    Won in Dhaka - 2010

    Lost in Galle - 2012
    Won in Colombo - 2012
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    Kallis a minnow basher you say?
    FTB you say?

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    you must count Dubai.

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    Dubai is in the Arab Peninsular, not the Sub Continent.
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    In geography terms, it doesn't count.

    In cricket terms, it COUNTS!

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    It's Pakistan's home grounds now so It must be counted. It's in Asia as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binning View Post
    You meant England have only won 1 out last 5 and lost 4.
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    In geography terms, it doesn't count.

    In cricket terms, it COUNTS!
    It frustrates me so much when people stereo type that certain conditions are the same. The conditions in the UAE were SO different it's a joke. It was slightly cold the pitch had a bit of nip, didn't take to much turn, and was decent pace. Sri Lanka was boiling, with turning slow pitches.

    If you think they're the same, your not paying attention.

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    Certainly weren't getting this in Sri Lanka

    7.5 Broad to Younis Khan, OUT, 87.2 mph, got him! Thick edge and this time Prior bags the catch at head height. A little bit of extra bounce from Broad, takes the shoulder of the bat and flies to Prior's right, taken comfortably with two hands. Younis was pushing away at it and it's a poor way to go


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    I want to start a petition for the AR to be a different term to the SC.
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    ^ Good one.. AR sounds good to me.
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    AR is a legend!!

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    I applaud Mukul Kesavan for calling it as he sees it on cricinfo:

    "How not to close out a great career":

    Sachin Tendulkar's media blitz in the wake of his 100th hundred has been unseemly and cheapens his legacy.
    Since scoring the 100th hundred Tendulkar has been on a spree of promotional events celebrating it.

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    Bear in mind that Tendulkar had had a poor season by his standards. He had scored no centuries, played no decisive match-saving innings, fought no heroic rearguard actions. His average over the eight Tests was 35: 20 runs below his career average. Dravid averaged nearly 47 in the same period and retired, while Tendulkar travelled to Bangladesh in search of his elusive hundredth international hundred.


    This is not to suggest that Tendulkar ought to have retired. Given how poorly the new generation of middle-order batsmen has performed, it's not as if he has an obvious successor. Virat Kohli has been the best of an indifferent lot and he isn't challenging for Tendulkar's spot in either Test or ODI cricket. But it is worth attending to the increasing divergence between Tendulkar's career, his opinion of himself and the fortunes of the Indian cricket team. There were a series of press conferences and public events starring Tendulkar immediately after his 100th hundred at Mirpur. In none of them did Tendulkar spend much time on the fact that
    a) India actually lost to Bangladesh,
    b) that one of the reasons India lost was that Tendulkar was so focused on getting his hundred that his run rate dropped as he approached this landmark, leaving the team short of the 300-plus target that was there for the taking, and
    c) that India were eliminated from the tournament before the final.



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    What I find funny is that in England and Australia, Tendulkar became the bunny of bowlers who most fans didn't even want in the team in the first place.

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    James Anderson has gone for over 4 an over only twice in a test innings in the last 2 years.

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    Sachin's Finger


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    wow thats horrible looking

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    Damnnn

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    Rob had already asked Doug to go easy on Sachin. He didn't listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binning View Post
    Nice!

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    Bangladesh could visit India for full series

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Mustafa Kamal has said he has received an assurance from the BCCI president N Srinivasan that India will host Bangladesh for a full tour later in the year, according to a BCB release sent out after an adjourned board meeting. Bangladesh haven't played a Test series in India since gaining Test status in 2000. They have, however, hosted India for a Test series on four occasions.

    "BCB President AHM Mustafa Kamal informed the Board that he has had favourable discussions with BCCI President N Srinivasan during his recent visit to India and has received assurance that India will host Bangladesh for a full tour later this year," the release stated. The presidents of the BCB and the BCCI met during the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the IPL.

    Bangladesh have toured India in the past for ODI tournaments, twice before they started to play Tests - the Asia Cup in 1990 and a triangular series in 1998 - and the Champions Trophy in 2006.

    India were the first side to tour Bangladesh for a Test series, in 2000-01, soon after Bangladesh were given Test status.

    Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/banglade...tml?CMP=chrome

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    I hope it's not a 4 Test series. 2 Tests should suffice.
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    Dude you need to boost the ranking points.
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    Should be good games TBH looking currently at India's bad form and Bangladesh's good form. Must be tight games.

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    ICC cuts off funding grants to USACA

    The ICC has suspended its Associate funding grants to the USA Cricket Association due to poor governance, sources have confirmed to ESPNcricinfo. USACA last received ICC funding, which is distributed on a quarterly basis, in the fourth quarter of 2011 but did not receive any money for the first quarter of 2012.

    Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com/usa/cont...ry/560801.html

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    That's the end for American cricket

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    Dam... Good bye USA cricket, Stupid ICC

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    ^ Its actually the fault of USA administration. Stupid politics

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    If only they asked me to represent them. The morons at USACA
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    Squash for the President

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    Squashy looking for some Moolah

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    Only...real this time...

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    Dhoni lacks intelligence for Tests: Azhar

    Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels that current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lacks "a bit of intelligence" when it comes to leading the side in Test cricket and there should be different captains for three formats of the game.

    "He (Dhoni) has always been a very good captain in ODIs and Twenty20s but in Test cricket, he lacks a bit of intelligence. May be when it comes to taking instant on-field decisions," Azhar, who is here to lead the Indian MPs in a friendly match against British MPs, told PTI in an interview.

    "So, I feel that he is very much suited for ODIs and T20s but for Test matches. I honestly believe that there should be three different captains for three formats," he said.

    "He is a very good player. Maybe, when he doesn't have captaincy pressure on him, he might play differently. I think, it's very hard for anyone to say whether he is able to justify his place in the Test team or not, but since he is a captain, you have to respect that."

    Asked about the Test series whitewashes against England and Australia respectively, he said, "Lack of confidence and lack of preparation were the key reasons. We did badly because the ball swung a lot in those conditions."

    The Hyderabad-batsman of yesteryear feels that Rohit Sharma should be an ideal replacement for Rahul Dravid in the Test team.

    Source: http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news...or-tests-azhar

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