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    The Future of Twenty20 Leagues

    It would happen eventually. You do have a situation festering where a franchisee owner from India has stake in the IPL, South African league, ILT20 and the WI league. It is a matter of time before they start sizing up and offering truckloads to players to come and play. I foresee a situation (if...
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    General Cricket Discussion

    Its got nothing to do with Covid, mate! Proliferation of league cricket has meant extra moolah for the players. Do remember that not every board pays its cricketers handsomely. The BCCI and Cricket in India are in a different league altogether. Even the likes of ECB and CA jointly cannot cope...
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    General Cricket Discussion

    I was actually up late last night and came across some ideas to save ODI cricket. Let me know what you guys make of this: Make these games 40 overs. 50 might be a tad too much for people to digest nowadays. Trail the game with the Pink ball. Have the fielding restrictions for the first 10 and...
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    The Future of Twenty20 Leagues

    Cricketers are becoming free agents on account of the monies put forth by these leagues. In order to avoid a situation similar to what FIFA faces, the IC alongside the Top member boards needs to do the following: 1. Contracted players can only play one T20 league (this is what the BCCI does) 2...
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    General Cricket Discussion

    In my opinion,Rudi Koertzen was one of the very best to have umpired the game. I don't recall a single instance where he got wrong decisions or was lambasted by opposition captains. In the aftermath, do feel that he never really got the praise he so richly deserved. #RIP
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    India Team Discussion

    I actually do not mind SKY opening. He did a decent job in WI. @NILAYSHAH60 VK opening too might not be a bad idea. In fact, this was something that the ex-management under Shastri had been toying with. If VK needs more deliveries to settle (maybe try him for a game or two during the Asia Cup)...
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    Asia Cup 2022 - Sri Lanka (UAE)

    On what basis are people asking for Mohd Shami's return? Just cause Bumrah isnt around? Shami did well in the IPL! Period! I guess thats as far as he goes. I do amdit the bowling looks weak on paper and that could very well cost us the trophy, but Shami still isnt T20i material for me. India...
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    Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe 2022 - 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs

    So, Tamim Iqbal to be sacked after this? Wouldn't put it past the BCB Chairman to not to do this :laughter: That apart, I think Zimbabwe have turned up with an entirely different mindset that was missing in their arsenal since the glory days of 1999. Understand, they've only played Bangladesh-...
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    Brian Lara Shield PRESEASON - Game 1 - Bad Boys vs The Boys @ Lord's Cricket Ground

    Its game time....Doesnt count as a debut, does it?
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    India Team Discussion

    Compare the strike rates of Kishan and Rahul, you will have a winner. Rahul is a stat-padder, more bothered about his personal records rather than the team's benefit. Point out even a single match that KLR won for India single-handedly? His stat=-padding has costed us in the past, costs us in...
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    World Series PRESEASON - Game 1 - Punjab Kings vs The Boys @ Inderjit Singh Bindra Stadium

    Good win! Ticked all boxes tbh. Have a pretty good feeling here
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    India Team Discussion

    Iyer doesnt fit in the T20 setup unless they sack Kohli. He tends to take his time to settle in and then playout an innings- still believe he is the ideal #4 in ODIs after Kohli or can even be considered for the CWC2023. The only way he might make the squad is based off his 'off-spin bowling...
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    India Team Discussion

    I should have been a bit more articulate there. Dhawan's ODI form scoring rate too isnt that fluent. When you compare that with KLR, they seem at par. Given Rohit's recent statement on how he wants India to attack more, I do not think KLR should walk in directly. Based on what? Form that he has...
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    India tour of West Indies 2022 - 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is

    Shouldn't this series be used as a proving ground for the newly instituted USA Cricket organization? Yes, they've hosted games in Florida in the past, but for the new board, it makes this one a litmus test- cause India would bring in the monies. Furthermore,they are due to host the World Cup in...
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    India Team Discussion

    It's absolutely ridiculous. I just tweeted about it. The logical way forth would have been to institute a tri-nation tournament,but NO! Would have been far better to play this in Australia instead of playing in India. Wonder who's the brains behind this genius of an idea :facepalm2:
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