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#2941 Agnostic

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:26 AM

Originally posted by xagversum
A few days ago there was a story about lefties taking over the batting world. Other than the round-the-wicket tactics, there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to counter this - it's much more easy for right-handers to bat left-handed than it is for right-handers to bowl left-handed, so it seems left-handed batters will always outnumber lefty bowlers. Having lots of lefty batsmen doesn't guarantee success of course as the Windies shows, but imagine what Hussey might achieve if he could open the batting with Gilchrist.:confused:

That said, Smith is regularly being taken out LBW by fast swingers from Lee.:ninja:



He takes a middle-and-leg guard and that is asking for trouble when facing someone with Lee's pace.

India 52/1 with Pathan on the burning deck.

Back to the TV.:bolt:
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 01:33 PM

Oh well, bad luck India. Well done Tend though.:)

Oh yes, well done Inzi. :D
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#2943 Arvind

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:29 PM

Originally posted by zxb
Oh well, bad luck India. Well done Tend though.:)

Oh yes, well done Inzi. :D



bad luck? BS. :D

pakistan would have definitely won the match. india should be happy that she was not defeated embarassingly.
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#2944 xagversum

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 03:50 PM

Originally posted by Agnostic
He takes a middle-and-leg guard and that is asking for trouble when facing someone with Lee's pace.

India 52/1 with Pathan on the burning deck.

Back to the TV.:bolt:


That's Smith's problem - if he stays on leg he'll be feeling too much outside off, so if he goes across the stumps he's going to be LBW very often. Only solution is to get a 6ft-wide bat.:confused:
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#2945 Agnostic

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 01:28 PM

Not if he can move his feet like David Gower. I would have loved to see Lee bowl at Gower in his prime.

If Smith wants a South African role model for footwork there is none better than Graeme Pollock.

BTW, India deserved to lose, Duckworth and Lewis notwithstanding.
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 09:11 AM

Oz 94 for 4. Hussey rubbing his hands in expectation already.:wonder:
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 12:34 PM

Great jumping Beef Pies! Hussey failed. And Sri Lanka won!!! :Party: yourock :congrats:
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Posted 11 February 2006 - 05:26 PM

And India thrash Pakistan. 10 run outs in 2 consecutive one day games. What's happen to international standards? :wonder:
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#2949 Agnostic

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 06:01 AM

Good to see so many youngsters trying to field like Jonty Rhodes.

And some moron has the infernal gall to go to the Supreme Court over Gangas non-inclusion...:wonder:

A Bench comprising Justice G.P. Mathur and Justice Dalveer Bhandari on Friday declined to fix the petition for early hearing, saying that scientists, doctors, engineers and other professionally qualified persons were not being given due place in the country as compared to cricketers.



As loony as an Indian... :wonder:
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 10:42 PM

Dropping Ganguly doesn't immediately strike me as a criminal offence. :confused:

Hitting Murali for as good as 10 an over off 10 on the other hand... :Bad:
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#2951 Agnostic

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 02:50 AM

Does he still chuck?;)
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 12:07 AM

I never expected India to go 2-1 up against Pakistan at home, but now it's finally happened. :Party: yourock :ghug:
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 06:26 AM

Among them was the President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, who lavished praise on Dhoni, joked about the wicketkeeper-batsman's hairstyle and had words of consolation for Pakistan.



Samson and Delilah... :wonder:
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 12:38 PM

Poor Arafat. It was the Hamas election you know. Must have been a great shock to him.

And then there is the phenomenon called Adam Gilchrist.:cool:
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:59 PM

Your under-19s arent too bad.:Bad:
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Posted 17 February 2006 - 05:46 AM

This guy is straight out of the under-19's and he off-drives like David Gower...

Suresh Raina.:kowt:

"...Raina blazing to the finish..."

Who needs floodlights? :Party:
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Posted 19 February 2006 - 03:27 PM

As long as India does not have quality fast bowlers, they will not win the World Cup. The current crop of Agarkar, Zaheer, Sreesanth are not good enough for world cup. RP Singh and Irfan are good in parts. None of them have the sheer pace of Brett Lee or Shoaib Akhtar.
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 05:16 PM

Maybe, although they did win in 1981 without one. But sides are better at batting in odis now...

Not to mention the batsmen. 4-1 to India! Slight contrast between the adults who knock off nearly 290 for only 2 wickets and the youngsters who are reduced to 9/6 chasing 110.:D
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#2959 Agnostic

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 05:28 AM

Originally posted by rockdrill
As long as India does not have quality fast bowlers, they will not win the World Cup. The current crop of Agarkar, Zaheer, Sreesanth are not good enough for world cup. RP Singh and Irfan are good in parts. None of them have the sheer pace of Brett Lee or Shoaib Akhtar.



The faster you bowl the ball (or if you are Shoaib, throw the ball) the faster that same ball reaches the fence. Ask Gilchrist or Flintoff or Dhoni.

Shoaib Chuckthar throws the ball. Indians are too polite to object. Ask any Aussie in this forum and he will tell you the difference between bowling and throwing.

Brett Lee bowls. All of us have TV and we can see the so-called
"straightening of the elbow to 15 degrees."

Shoaib is a shameless bastard who thinks that those who watch cricket on TV are blind. Allah forgive him his sins.

One ought to ***** him with a Danish cartoonist's crayons.:2cents:

Mohammed Sami is a thousand times better than Shoaib and has a textbook clean action, but I suppose that Shoaib has the support of the corrupt mullahs and officials in Pakistan and gets selected because he is more publicly Islamic but less of a cricketer/gentleman.
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#2960 Arvind

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 06:34 AM

Originally posted by rockdrill
As long as India does not have quality fast bowlers, they will not win the World Cup. The current crop of Agarkar, Zaheer, Sreesanth are not good enough for world cup. RP Singh and Irfan are good in parts. None of them have the sheer pace of Brett Lee or Shoaib Akhtar.



i think the body build arising out of genes of indians have something to do with it. indians reaching 6 feet are considered above average where with the blacks and whites, it is average. genes also have something to do with poor performance in olympics where indians do not get a single medal. the food indians eat, more veg than non-veg, also do not have much of protein. so the fact that india shines today, chess (a brainy game) and cricket (a lazy game by and large), shows this.
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