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Another home test series
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:10:04 AM »

Just seen that India are starting yet another home test series. They must have played almost every other nation at home this year?

Surely thats making a mockery of the test ranking system as they will be taking in the points.
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 12:24:46 PM »

sssshhhhh!

If you let on you know, they'll pull the plug on the world game and take their balls home!!!!
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 07:08:45 AM »

Mid 2016 to end of 2017 - India has played close to 18-20 test matches with most of them being home series. Luckily Kohli became test captain in early 2016. The real test starts with the tour of South Africa in 2018. I don't understand why Sri Lanka bothers to play. I don't see them making an effort even to compete. Matthews, Chandimal, Thirimanne are veteran players of this Sri Lankan side, and they keep gifting their wickets. They are better off gifting trophies to opposing teams and stay at home.
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 06:48:30 PM »

Yup, it is so boring. Instead of crying that test cricket is dying, ICC should rather encourage more games between evenly ranked teams. it is a sureshot way to revive Tests.

I still dont understand why SA dont do a full 5 test series in Aus and vice versa often, Will be much more fun than the current Ashes Eng squad vs Aus. Would love to see if the aussie indulge in aggresive talk the way they are doing now..India should do 5 test series in Aus, Sa and Eng as well on true tracks and then evaluate the Ind batting prowess.. Just so many exciting possibilities, but alas, we only get the Ind vs SL, Sa vs Zimbabwe etc...
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 09:14:55 AM »

The biggest drama of this series so far with the Sri Lankans fielding in health masks and then refusing to play to do the smog. Topped off with them laughing as kohli was forced to declare. Clearly Sri Lanka did not want to continue to get smacked around
https://mobile.twitter.com/CricketKaVideos/status/937236541931261952/video/1

Again toothless cricket from the umpire and unable to control the match. As far as Im concerned if Sri Lanka refused to play, its a forfeit. Im sure they wouldve preferred that anyway
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 09:16:40 AM »

Who wants to put in a bulk order for some pro fielding masks  :D  :D
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 09:22:13 AM »

Sri Lanka is not interested in playing, they should just forfeit and go home.
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 09:23:04 AM »

Again toothless cricket from the umpire and unable to control the match. As far as Im concerned if Sri Lanka refused to play, its a forfeit. Im sure they wouldve preferred that anyway

Umpires should have red-carded the entire Sri Lankan playing XI  :D
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 10:15:49 AM »

3rd double hundred for sharma in ODI's. Second 100 off 36 balls. 7 sixes in 10 balls
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 10:23:04 AM »

3rd double hundred for sharma in ODI's. Second 100 off 36 balls. 7 sixes in 10 balls

what a player he is! unreal feat that.
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 10:28:17 AM »

what a player he is! unreal feat that.

Once he's in makes it look far too easy - clears the boundaries with ease
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Re: Another home test series
« Reply #11 on: Today at 03:30:14 AM »

Once he's in makes it look far too easy - clears the boundaries with ease

True. Some of his shots look like a lazy attempt to me, but it would be clearing the boundary ropes in reality.
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