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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 113417 times)

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #315 on: March 10, 2019, 08:23:20 PM »
This is superb bowling from Willey to be fair, he's great with the new ball.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #316 on: March 10, 2019, 08:54:24 PM »
Yep, super stuff.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #317 on: March 10, 2019, 09:14:38 PM »
Windies 116-20

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #318 on: March 10, 2019, 10:31:55 PM »
That was so easy

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #319 on: March 19, 2019, 12:16:39 AM »
This has annoyed me far more than it probably should have. I just think its a really bad idea.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/18/ashes-new-era-tests-names-numbers-shirts-cricket-england-australia#comments

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #320 on: March 19, 2019, 06:48:05 AM »
This has annoyed me far more than it probably should have. I just think its a really bad idea.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/18/ashes-new-era-tests-names-numbers-shirts-cricket-england-australia#comments

I think itís a good idea and that there are other issues in test cricket that are more important such as slow over rates. Anything that makes test cricket more marketable without succumbing to the razzmatazz of white ball cricket must be a good thing.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #321 on: March 19, 2019, 08:15:46 AM »
This has annoyed me far more than it probably should have. I just think its a really bad idea.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/18/ashes-new-era-tests-names-numbers-shirts-cricket-england-australia#comments

I don't see anything wrong with this

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #322 on: March 19, 2019, 08:46:08 AM »
This has annoyed me far more than it probably should have. I just think its a really bad idea.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/18/ashes-new-era-tests-names-numbers-shirts-cricket-england-australia#comments

I don't see anything wrong with this

Same, cosmetic changes to help fans identify players are ok by me.

Offline taylorsworkrate

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #323 on: March 19, 2019, 12:15:47 PM »
I think it will just look a bit daft to be honest. I've always liked that test cricket hasn't had no's and names on shirts, as i've always liked Rugby just having no's and no names at international level. I mostly think it just looks better. I cringe a bit at names and numbers being on first class teams shirts.

I'd also say that being able to identify players isn't an issue. The scoreboard and announcers keep you abreast of who is bowling and batting, and id say the field settings are far more important than who is in each position.

I'd also say if the ECB wanted to help promote test cricket, then a commitment to 2 tests a summer on terrestial tv would be a much better start.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #324 on: March 19, 2019, 05:04:54 PM »
I find numbers on back of cricketers shirt in one day and T20 helpful in identification. So letís get on with it. (Says in a Brexiteer tone)😊

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #325 on: March 19, 2019, 05:21:56 PM »
They have names and numbers on the back of the white shirts in 4 day county cricket. It doesnít spoil my enjoyment of that form of cricket.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #326 on: March 19, 2019, 07:12:13 PM »
They have names and numbers on the back of the white shirts in 4 day county cricket. It doesnít spoil my enjoyment of that form of cricket.

I wouldn't say it spoils enjoyment for me, but I just find it a little cringey. As I say, I've never been overly bothered about identifiying who is fielding at fine leg, and the bowler will generally be announced by scoreboard/announcer/commentator

There's still something special about test cricket and I find little things like this are stripping away at the tradition. I only hope this doesn't pave the way for more sponsorship logos on the front of test shirts.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #327 on: March 31, 2019, 12:33:25 PM »
Jonny Bairstow absolutely hammering the ball in the IPL today.

40 degrees in Hydrabad

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #328 on: March 31, 2019, 12:39:23 PM »
Century up for Bairstow

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #329 on: April 12, 2019, 06:28:20 PM »
Great to see Hameed get a hundred. Hopefully he can put his horror show of last year behind him.