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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 14 Jun 21 1.41pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Test Cricket is dying out, in favour of the slogging. I expect it to fully die out if they don't become more relevant.

When I was in pakistan, England toured there for the first time in many years. The one day games were sellouts and many tried to get in without tickets. We writing the test in Karachi and the ground was nearly empty and this is in a country that are totaobonkers about cricket

 

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Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Watching Chris Gayle or A. B. De Villiers in full flow is thrilling but
T20 is so weighted in the batsman’s favour; shortened boundaries, fielding restrictions, limited short bowling, free hits, anything remotely wide is called, bowlers don’t have time to set batsmen up, limited number of catchers behind the wicket or close in, no time for conditions to change, reverse swing very unlikely… there are others but none of this helps trying to bat for two days.

Or bowl.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

Often wonder how the likes of Hick and Ramprakash would have got on against the quality of bowling attacks in test cricket today. My bet is they would be scoring runs by the truck load.

I may be wrong but it's the one sport that seems to me to not be played to the standard it was in the past. Fielding and fitness have improved. However, there were better bowlers, in particular, in the past. They were genuinely quick and hostlie. Correspondingly there were batsmen who flourished. Even the Aussie team of 20/30 years ago would thrash the current side - and they're one of the best.
The West Indies teams of the past would easily beat any team today,probably within a day or two. The best current side are India but don't get me started on their pitch doctoring - which they don't need to do, as they are plenty good enough. However, they just can't help themselves.
Think of players like Pope, Stones, Crawley - they are nowhere near the standard of the seventies and eighties sides, yet have had a thousand times the coaching.

 

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Originally posted by s2art1e

Think of players like Pope, Stones, Crawley - they are nowhere near the standard of the seventies and eighties sides, yet have had a thousand times the coaching.

Perhaps that's part of the problem

 

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