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    Is England a minnow one day side?

    I was reading a piece by Bhogle where he brings out the definition of minnow from the MacMillan dictionary:

    "unimportant persons or organisations."

    Coming to the point.. is England a minnow one day side according to you?
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    no, even though they are not as good of a ODI side, they still are important. They are not a minnow just like bangladesh isn't.
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    No, I don't consider them as a minnow side. I just don't think they are very good, much like the West Indies.
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    If both teams played in whites in today's game, and we couldn't recognise any of the players then you probably would have said quite comfortably that England were a minnow...

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    Made it to the Supers 8s and won their last ODI series (CB Series), which was against the best side in the world. People have short memories it has to be said. They have some issue with their current side, but really so do India, Pakistan and West Indies.
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    They beat Australia in Australis a couple of months ago you nutter!

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    No, of course not. Only Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are 'minnows' in the one day game out of the Test playing nations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simmy View Post
    They beat Australia in Australis a couple of months ago you nutter!

    This thread is so pointless.
    Not taking anything away from them but besides the finals, England weren't crash hot either. Everyone makes it like England had an amazing CB series when in fact they scraped through to the finals and only then played well. Again, not taking anything away from England's victory, it just annoys me that history has sort of been rewritten in such a short time.
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    They are certaintly not minnows as such. But some of there recent results are quite minnow-esque.
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    Quite frankly, I'm growing a bit tired of debates over which teams are minnows and which aren't. It's not a definite cricket terms with any importance - it's simply a word that has been thrown around to distinguish the countries which clearly are clearly inferior from the others. England don't have a very good team at the moment by any stretch of the imagination, but they are not a "minnow" side.
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    It's silly to suggest so, just as it's silly to suggest the CB Series victory was anything grandilesquent.

    Almost as silly as the term "minnow" ITFP. Substandard side is far, far better.
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