Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 24 April 2004 - 10:29 PM
Its fitting and proud for a NZ coach to do well overseas because i remember how dismal the Kiwi cricketers were in the 1990's.
Fitting because it was an Australian coach, Steve Rixon who set NZ cricket back on the path to recovery.
Posted 24 April 2004 - 10:43 PM
"More centuries than his age."
But can he get more first class double tons than his age?
Posted 25 April 2004 - 03:38 AM
Tendy's tentative target is a century of centuries. Personally, I dont think he will go for doubles, triples, and quadruples. Just imagine how Yankee crowd would have reacted had it had the privilege of witnessing Lara's 400. The trend is changing. Give me the choice of watching a 50-ball 100 and a 800-ball 400 and I'll go for the former any day. When Tendulkar retires he can be prime minister if he wants. Even the Don couldnt do that. And in India the Don is God. Even Tendulkar couldnt get 29 centuries in 52 matches.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 03:44 AM
To hell with that.
While on batting, one should also spare a thought for bowlers. Everybody talks of Warne and Murali, but my ultimate hero will always remain another Kiwi, Sir Richard Hadlee. Not until someone else takes more than 431 wickets in less than 86 tests, will I even start comparing the two.
Posted 25 April 2004 - 03:11 PM
My ultimate hero would be Gearge Lohmann. 117 wickets in only 18 Tests. Average just 10.5. If we extrapolated his career statistically he would have 546 wickets from 86 matches. With a heavier schedule, and fitness levels approaching todays, lord knows what he could have achieved with the ball. But, I don't think his health would have stood, it, and he would have died even earlier than he did.
"Personally, I dont think he will go for doubles, triples, and quadruples"
I agree. Better to get for example, 2 tons in 4 Tests, than 1 double Ton in 4 Tests.
"Tendulkar retires he can be prime minister if he wants"
Ag, now that Zimbabwe have collapsed for 35ao, what do you make of the current crisis there? :confused:
Posted 26 April 2004 - 01:12 PM
Posted 29 April 2004 - 10:46 PM
Posted 30 April 2004 - 12:29 AM
Legends like beshin Bedi, people who know spin said immediatly that murili was a chucker.
ie: a cheat.
Posted 02 May 2004 - 10:31 PM
Posted 03 May 2004 - 03:35 AM
If Harmison is world-class material, we ought to be connoisseurs of some other game like, maybe, baseball or ice hockey.
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