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    Best International Test team in 20 years?

    I believe that the best test team in 20 years time will be either South Africa, England or NZland.

    What do you think?

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    Very hard to say, but I don't think it'll be Australia. South Africa could well be a very good call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Very hard to say, but I don't think it'll be Australia. South Africa could well be a very good call.
    I chose SA because domestic cricket there is good, thus the chances of them creating a good quality test team are high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazza
    I chose SA because domestic cricket there is good, thus the chances of them creating a good quality test team are high.
    Most of the South African public couldn't give a toss about Tests - so I doubt it'll be them, not that their domestic cricket is that good either. Being boring I think Australia and England will certainly be up there, a lot depends on how some of the poorer countries develop (as in going from third world to a developed country, that sort of thing).
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    I still believe australia will be on top

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    Quote Originally Posted by King_Ponting
    I still believe australia will be on top
    There will be many who believe Australia are on top in 2025, even if they're bottom of the rankings.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    Most of the South African public couldn't give a toss about Tests - so I doubt it'll be them, not that their domestic cricket is that good either. Being boring I think Australia and England will certainly be up there, a lot depends on how some of the poorer countries develop (as in going from third world to a developed country, that sort of thing).
    The south-african domestic cricket isn't as bad as you think it is. They have their own version of twenty20 and have very good quality sides.

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    Are we assuming that 2020 will be the only form of cricket then, then?

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    Then you see that Hashim Amla scored truckloads of runs in it.

    Let's be fair, most of the guys playing Test cricket in 2025 will be six or seven years old now. So it could be anyone. Possibly not Norway.
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    Pietersen could conceivably still be playing...

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    yeh....... highlighting the depth of english cricket........... having to rely on someone well into there 40s because they dont have any talented younger players

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    Better one in their early forties, than almost a whole team in their mid thirties...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazza
    The south-african domestic cricket isn't as bad as you think it is. They have their own version of twenty20 and have very good quality sides.
    That's the thing, South Africa doesn't seem that interested as a whole about Test cricket and since this thread is about who will be the best Test team in 20 years that approach won't help them in this context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg
    Better one in their early forties, than almost a whole team in their mid thirties...


    Anyway, who said it would be Kevin Pietersen? Why couldn't it be his son, Kevin Jr, who will be born in three years?

    Or maybe Charl Pietersen.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg
    Better one in their early forties, than almost a whole team in their mid thirties...
    Genius!

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