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#1721 traveller

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 12:10 AM

concur a little belrick, take oz's record in India.
The true mettle, eh?
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Posted 26 July 2004 - 01:07 AM

Quite so. India are the only side to have been able to counter the Australian dominance in the past few years, and that something to be proud of.
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#1723 Agnostic

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 02:18 AM

Just joking Belrick.:D
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 12:29 PM

We are in the finals, though Jayasuriya should have been the Man of the Match.
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Posted 29 July 2004 - 01:21 AM

Ideally, it would have been a shared MotM. :)
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#1726 traveller

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 11:49 AM

Flintoss's turning out to be the new Botham! Go the Poms.
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Posted 30 July 2004 - 02:33 PM

Horrifically good innings. :D

As yet, his bowlings not as good as Boths. :)
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Posted 31 July 2004 - 11:23 AM

More important in the long run, Flintoff established another tall tale about his prowess as he was dropped by his own father Colin who was sitting in the front row of the Ryder Stand when his son powered one of his huge drives into a pair of hands reputed to be bigger than his son's.



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#1729 zxb

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 08:16 PM

Didn't have quite as good an impact in the second innings, but who cares. Another heavy win for England. Pressure growing on Lara to resign... :confused:
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#1730 Belrick

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 01:14 AM

Why is Lara held accountable for the entire team? Hes been handed a cr@p team to work with. Hes there best player and most experienced. No captain on this earth can make the windies look good.

The problem for WI IMHO stems from young age coaching and attitudes.
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#1731 Agnostic

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 01:38 PM

Plus their silly inter-island rivalries.
Barbados vs Jamaica vs Trinidad vs Guyana vs Antigua vs Who-knows-what-else.

Brian Lara is not a man of the people. He is aristocratic and aloof from the players. Such a leader has never served the cause of WI cricket well. You need someone strong like Clive Lloyd at the helm.

Lara is unfit to be captain. They ought to give Chanderpaul a chance. He captains Guyana and he is a fighter.
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#1732 zxb

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:51 PM

I agree. Lara does have a seond rate team to lead, but still, they are not doing themseves justice. Lara, for all his tremendous ablility as a batsmen, will not be a very good captain. Although, the west Indies didn't do any better overseas with his predecessor at the helm. :confused:
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Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:06 AM

Nice article on the decline of West Indian cricket.
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 10:52 PM

'Nother Ton for Spearman, albeit in a dead match. Let's hope he can play for England soon. :)

Whats this I hear about Patel getting eased out as keeper? Or is it just a reserve? :confused:
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Posted 07 August 2004 - 02:00 AM

Not eased out but I think they are trying something new. :)
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Posted 09 August 2004 - 02:59 PM

My favorite:

"He turns round to Kaluwitharana and asks him what I'm bowling. Kalu says offspin. Border hits the next one, but he's not confident. He asks Dean Jones, the non-striker, what I'm doing, and he says legbreaks." Muttiah Muralitharan recalls Allan Border's reaction on facing him for the first time, in 1992



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Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:08 PM

Apparently Murali has been injured and is not playing in the final test. Perhaps god wants Warney to hold the record for himself, for a little while? :D
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Posted 12 August 2004 - 02:10 AM

It is a nice off-spinner versus leg-spinner contest.
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Posted 15 August 2004 - 11:49 AM

South Africa squashed by well over 300 runs. I almost think that our tour in the winter will be a cake walk, though I don't suppose it really will be. ;)
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Posted 15 August 2004 - 03:02 PM

SA must improve if they want the #2 spot back. Poms doing ok; can't wait for the ashes!!!
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