What things that used to be seen in international cricket (or FC) in the last several decades. For me it is:
- 1000 runs before the end of May in England or June, that sort of form would probably lead to a call-up if a spot suddenly came up;
- The long tours, New Zealand toured England in 1978 they were there from the end of May to September and yet they only played three Tests and two ODIs , or Australia's tour of England in 1948 where they had 12 lead-up matches, and another five afterwards. Does anybody know why that was the reason, especially IIRC three of those final games were against selection teams (ie South of England v Australians which must of been as meaningless as Sri Lanka's ODIs against Holland with all due respect to the Dutchman/women on here)?
- Uncovered wickets, bring back the sticky wicket I say, it would sort these modern day flat track bullies into their place.
- Playing for two countries in international cricket, perhaps it could happen in fairness, but it be very unlikely.
- Length of FC careers, people like Hobbs, Rhodes etc. had FC careers for over 20-30 years, be impossible now with all the cricket.