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WalkingWicket37

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And so it begins
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:52:55 PM »

We will soon see the first 4 day test consisting of 98 overs a day

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.aninews.in/news/sports/cricket/98-overs-to-be-bowled-in-inaugural-south-africa-zimbabwe-four-day-test201712151855320001/%3famp=1

Test cricket should be played over 5 days, not 4. Awful idea, end of discussion...
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 11:19:21 AM »

Cricket is dying, accept it. The game cant survive with tests and 2020because they are totally different skill sets and mentalities. No system is set up to produce test cricketers so there are few capable players now, that decline will only get worse as less people are exposed to the skills and mentalities required at all levels.

Jut enjoy what you can while its around.
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 11:29:01 AM »

I enjoy the shorter formats but my first introduction to cricket was sitting watching test matches with my Grandad during the school holidays. Test match cricket will always be the format i'd choose over anything else
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 11:43:30 AM »

TBH twenty twenty bores me

This ashes series has re ignited my love for the longer game
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 12:22:38 PM »

TBH twenty twenty bores me

This ashes series has re ignited my love for the longer game

It's great fun watching Australia bat all day 😂
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 01:43:13 PM »

Cricket is dying, accept it. The game cant survive with tests and 2020because they are totally different skill sets and mentalities. No system is set up to produce test cricketers so there are few capable players now, that decline will only get worse as less people are exposed to the skills and mentalities required at all levels.

Jut enjoy what you can while its around.

The problem is it is completely different depending where you are in the world. It isn't dying in England, AUS or India, Tests are consistently sold out. Where as SA, WI and NZ struggle to fill stadiums unless those 3 are playing against them.

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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 04:27:50 PM »

Well, Cricket is not dying, rather Test cricket is dying.. T20 seems to be increasing everywhere..unfortunate but it is what it is
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 07:14:59 PM »

T20 has moved cricket from sport to entertainment. It has its economic benefits but the fabric of cricket has definitely changed with the advent of T20.

4-day test matches with 98 overs is a BS idea. What next? Have 22 players and refresh players with substitutes for every 4 hours?
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 07:17:21 PM »

The problem is it is completely different depending where you are in the world. It isn't dying in England, AUS or India, Tests are consistently sold out. Where as SA, WI and NZ struggle to fill stadiums unless those 3 are playing against them.

WI struggles because of their own cricketing board. Gayle, Simmons, Bravo, Pollard => top quality players are now T20 mercenaries and the second class team plays their international assignments. WI used to be feared opponent in the 90's when they tour India. Nowadays no one goes to watch WI matches even in India. Zimbabawe and Bangladesh matches draw more crowd to the stadium.
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2017, 11:30:10 AM »

Gayle is a test class player, Simmons and Bravo have never been and Pollard's never even played a test! Don't make excuses for the WI, 90% of their t20 stars aren't good enough to cut it in tests anyway.
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2017, 02:45:54 PM »

South Africa have been the main ones pushing for 4 day tests, crowds dying there alongside the likes of WI and SL
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2017, 06:33:44 PM »

Philanders unplayable in these conditions. Doing way too much in my opinion
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2017, 07:19:56 PM »

Well the 1st ever 4 day test lasted...... less than 2 days  :( :(
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Re: And so it begins
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2017, 09:13:20 PM »

To be honest when I found out it was against Zimbabwe I did wonder if 3 day tests might be too much.
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