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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Was pretty annoyed last night when my mate told me we've got a ****ing seven match ODI series in India after the five in England. Means there'll only be 19 days turn around from Bangalore to the Gabba, probably with precious little first class practice in between for the Test players. Seriously, who schedules these ****ing things? I don't even want to watch five ODIs, let alone bloody seven.
    Seems crazy, would imagine Clarke, Warner, Smith, Starc and a few others will be in that squad. Could be underdone for the first test while England will have 3 warm up games and should be ready.

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    I'd rest all the Test players for India tbh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    I'd rest all the Test players for India tbh.
    Depends what is in the contract with BCCI.

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    No test players will play the backend of that series at least, might play the first three or four. People moaning about too much cricket is a bit of a pet hate for me really, you'll get to see a few second string players get a go. No bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    No test players will play the backend of that series at least, might play the first three or four. People moaning about too much cricket is a bit of a pet hate for me really, you'll get to see a few second string players get a go. No bad thing.
    Too much cricket isn't the issue, it's too much of the wrong kind. A 7 match ODI series is ******* scheduling.
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    The scheduling is down to CA. The same mob who responded to a test loss with BB hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Was pretty annoyed last night when my mate told me we've got a ****ing seven match ODI series in India after the five in England. Means there'll only be 19 days turn around from Bangalore to the Gabba, probably with precious little first class practice in between for the Test players. Seriously, who schedules these ****ing things? I don't even want to watch five ODIs, let alone bloody seven.
    I heard about this on here yesterday too......I did chuckle

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    Didn't the same thing happen before the last series? Or was it just the Tests.

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    the boys will be fine, the proper players will come home around the start of November and play 1 or 2 SS matches I imagine.

    And about too much cricket - I reckon it's a problem, I don't wanna see second string players slug it out in low profile matches, it just devalues the prestige of international cricket, why not just build more hype for the big matches that matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Didn't the same thing happen before the last series? Or was it just the Tests.
    Tests, but there was also 3 ODI's before the series.

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    Test series in India for Australia before Ashes have been worse than any ODI's ever will be tbh. Last two times it's resulted in batsman's confidence getting shot and their best spinner getting dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Didn't the same thing happen before the last series? Or was it just the Tests.
    It was supposed to be a 7 match series but then the BCCI realised that India needed to actually play some Test cricket to retain their no 1 ranking so changed it to a 2 Test, 3 ODI series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    It was supposed to be a 7 match series but then the BCCI realised that India needed to actually play some Test cricket to retain their no 1 ranking so changed it to a 2 Test, 3 ODI series.
    Think it was just a 2 Test series. IIRC we played 3 ODI's against Sri Lanka.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Think it was just a 2 Test series. IIRC we played 3 ODI's against Sri Lanka.
    haha yeah, Malinga and Matthews pulled off a miracle in the first game I remember, only SL fans bothered turning up.

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    **** yes I remember that game. Mainly because Doherty took 4 on debut.

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