Cricket: International Discussion Thread

Creag

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Herewith a thread to discuss international cricket.

If you are wanting to discuss South African / Protea cricket, rather go here: The Proteas - Our Team! :)

Various tours and international tournaments like the IPL, World Cup events, etc. will have their own threads for discussion ... and I would not like to infringe on them :p

Also, please do not come here to troll, as I reserve the right to evict you, permanently! :p

Please feel free to post any articles, pics, etc. (with linkys), good cricket internet sites you find.

So without further ado, I hereby launch this thread! :cool:
 

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Having launched this thread ... I thought I'd get right to the first test match in the West Indies; WI v NZ.

And it was awesome to see Gayle go to his first century after his sabbatical from the game:

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Welcome back, sire! :)
 

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I want to discuss the imminent demise of Australian Cricket.As I see it within the next 2 years or even sooner the once mighty Aussies will take a beating from any of the test countries,save for the Bangalies.
Apart from Clarke who in the Aussie camp is capable of dominating the test bowling or batting arena?
I see Ponting and Hussey retiring/getting dropped within the next year.

The question is, why has it come to this?
There is no one to fill the the boots of Langer, Ponting, Hayden, Waugh's, Warne, Gilchrist, McGrath and Lee for the forseeable future.
Same thing might happen to India.
 

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Aussies are certainly looking weaker with the departure of some of their greats. Going to be interesting to see if they can develop any real talent to replace the likes if Ponting, Hussey, etc. Their bowling department does look suspect without a decent spinner.
 

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Their bowling stocks look better than their batting, imho. The question is why? Is cricket dying as a summer sport at Australian schools, or what?
 

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New Zealand 351 & 272

West Indies 522 & 102/1 (19.3 ov)

Gayle 64 n.o.

West Indies win by 9 wickets
 
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Great to see the Windies in winning mode again.
 

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2nd Test (of 2)

Stumps day 1

New Zealand 260

West Indies 11/0 (5.0 ov)

West Indies trail by 249 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the 1st innings
 

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NZ bowlers did a fine job with the ball.


Problem is that its only day 2, chasing 300 + and Gayle could still steal this Test from their grasps...
 

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Aussies are certainly looking weaker with the departure of some of their greats. Going to be interesting to see if they can develop any real talent to replace the likes if Ponting, Hussey, etc. Their bowling department does look suspect without a decent spinner.

Their bowling stocks look better than their batting, imho. The question is why? Is cricket dying as a summer sport at Australian schools, or what?

Even their A side is taking a pasting from the English county minnows.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/542458.html
 

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NZ bundled out for 154. Windies in with a chance of going 2 - 0 up.
 
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I want to discuss the imminent demise of Australian Cricket.As I see it within the next 2 years or even sooner the once mighty Aussies will take a beating from any of the test countries,save for the Bangalies.
Apart from Clarke who in the Aussie camp is capable of dominating the test bowling or batting arena?
I see Ponting and Hussey retiring/getting dropped within the next year.

The question is, why has it come to this?
There is no one to fill the the boots of Langer, Ponting, Hayden, Waugh's, Warne, Gilchrist, McGrath and Lee for the forseeable future.
Same thing might happen to India.

Well simply they held on the above mentioned players for too long, not allowing youngsters to grow and develop their game in the Aussie setup.

Another reason is that cricket in Australia is competing against a number of other, more favourable and "exciting" sports such as Aussie Rules Footy, the no.1 sport in Australia.

It is kind of sad to loose such a competitive cricket nation seeing that cricket worldwide as become a three-way battle between South Africa, England and Pakistan ito Tests.
 

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Windies need 124 to win ...and plenty of time in hand. It's all about getting runs without collapsing. Go Windies!
 

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New Zealand 260 & 154

West Indies 209 & 206/5 (63.2 ov)

West Indies won by 5 wickets

The last day of John Wright's spell as New Zealand coach, not the way he would have wanted this to end. A forgettable tour for Ross Taylor and his boys, outclassed in all three formats, just one ODI win all tour.

Tim: "Big moment for West Indies and especially Darren Sammy" Seconded.
 

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It's always been about Kevin...from the time he left SA, and it was not about quotas as everyone likes to believe.

Throws his toys out of the cot all the time...backfired at Notts, when captain Gallian threw his gear off the balcony instead and told him to F**k off.
 
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