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    Rank the Teams in Terms of Excitement

    Time to list the top 8 teams in terms of the entertainment value the deliver. So who is the most exciting and who is the least exciting?

    ODIs

    1. West Indies (Both West Indies and India have produced close games and exciting finishes recently)
    2. India (Same reason as the one outlined for WI)
    3. South Africa
    4. Sri Lanka (Have been quite exciting to watch recently)
    5. Pakistan
    6. NewZealand
    7. Australia (We always know who's gonna win)
    8. England (We always know who's gonna lose)

    Tests

    1. Australia
    2. Pakistan
    3. South Africa
    4. England
    5. India
    6. Sri Lanka
    7. NewZealand
    8. West Indies

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    I love the way you ignore England's biggest winning run since 1997 when you do this

    1. England - you never know what's happening next...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    I love the way you ignore England's biggest winning run since 1997 when you do this

    1. England - you never know what's happening next...
    I think that suits Pakistan more ...

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    without doubt its the pakistanis theyll either get bowled out for 100 odd ore perform outstandingly. evidence for this is the first 2 odis between s africa and pakistan.they are either crap or brilliant


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    1. England - you never know what's happening next...
    You can usually take a pretty good guess...

    Part One: All will be well for a season - maybe 2. A good team will appear to be collecting.
    Part Two: Injuries will strike on a massive scale, catches will start going down and there'll be a lengthy period of extremely poor results (not since 1988 and 1989 have we sunk to the depths we managed in 2006 when we failed to beat Sri Lanka at home and lost 5-0 in Australia - though we gave it a pretty good shot in 1992\93-1993 and July-December 1996).
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    Well I have no doubt in my mind that

    1. England (depending upon who is umpiring) or Number 8
    2. Ind (Test)
    3. SA (Test)

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    1. Australia
    2. Pak
    3. SA
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    Pakistan are the most exciting team to watch, because literally anything could happen. Cbf ranking the rest
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammay123 View Post
    without doubt its the pakistanis theyll either get bowled out for 100 odd ore perform outstandingly. evidence for this is the first 2 odis between s africa and pakistan.they are either crap or brilliant
    That doesn't make for an exciting team tho in my opinion, being involved in lots of one-sided games - pretty boring to watch really.
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    You will find that the majority of people will find their own team the most exciting to watch, which is fairly simple to understand.

    and anyway... excitement comes from an even contest, so it really takes two sides to contribute to create excitement.

    A better question would perhaps be - If you could choose two neutral countries to play each other in a series, who would they be?

    For me it would be

    Tests - Pakistan vs. Australia in Pakistan
    ODI's - West Indies vs. Pakistan in WI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    You will find that the majority of people will find their own team the most exciting to watch, which is fairly simple to understand.

    and anyway... excitement comes from an even contest, so it really takes two sides to contribute to create excitement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze View Post
    For me it would be

    Tests - Pakistan vs. Australia in Pakistan
    ODI's - West Indies vs. Pakistan in WI
    The certain type of Pakistani excitement is now rare . It's back to the normal and disastrous days . As long as we'll have captains who drift the game along ,the frequency of getting exciting compitition will be at it's minimum !

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    Pakistan and New Zealand in ODI's. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh when they fire.
    India and Australia in tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90 View Post
    Pakistan and New Zealand in ODI's. India and Australia in tests.
    Excellent and one of the best examples , though they need some modification e.g. ODI's= Pak vs NZ (In NZ) ,(Tests) Ind vs Aus (In Ind )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbinator View Post
    Time to list the top 8 teams in terms of the entertainment value the deliver. So who is the most exciting and who is the least exciting?

    ODIs

    1. West Indies (Both West Indies and India have produced close games and exciting finishes recently)
    2. India (Same reason as the one outlined for WI)
    3. South Africa
    4. Sri Lanka (Have been quite exciting to watch recently)
    5. Pakistan
    6. NewZealand
    7. Australia (We always know who's gonna win)
    8. England (We always know who's gonna lose)
    I don't see how you could rate India and Sri Lanka as more exciting teams to watch than Pakistan. Even the windies. South Africa have a case.


    For me, Pakistan are head and shoulders above the rest in terms of excitement.

    You have Afridi and Razzaq, which is always great excitement.. Imran Nazir is another. THen you have the class and elegance of Yousuf and Inzi, and Shoaib Malik is gd to watch too, as he's capable of anything.

    Bowling is also exciting, with Shoaib Akhtar and Afridi... Asif is exciting if you're a purist. Rana and Sami are exciting if you like watching boundaries fly to all parts of the ground.

    The fact that the team are capable of beating anyone at any time, as well as losing to anyone at anytime, means they are highly unpredictable, and there's always something interesting happening.

    On their day, they could beat Australia at it's best. That's saying something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    1. England - you never know what's happening next...
    And thats on a session by session basis, let alone a whole match.
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