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    The nadir of each test side

    Cant think of any at the moment but basically I post a team and what I think they're nadir was.
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    Ind's inability to win tests abroad b/w 1986 and 2000, iirc
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    WTF is a nadir.

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    Nadir
    For West Indies, it's probably the 5-0, 6-1 thrashing in South Africa in 1998/99. That said, the experience in England and Australia in 2000 was pretty heartbreaking too.

    Ironically it was that series that got me interested in cricket.
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    Oh dear, this is the nadir of my day.

    I was thinking that Shoaib Nadir was a really awful player, so a Nadir is someone who is crap, the opposite of a Bradman.

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    I don't think there's much doubts about anyone bar one TBH...

    England - February 1986 to August 1989 (P 40 W 3 D 18 L 19)
    Australia - March 1984 to February 1989 (P 46 W 7 D 20 L 18)
    South Africa - March 1889 to November 1902, a time they weren't a Test-class team (P 11 D 1 L 10)
    West Indies - June 2000 to June 2007 (against Test-class teams P 75 W 8 D 19 L 48)
    India - any time away from home except the late-1960s\early-1970s and 2001 to current day (P 129 W 4 D 65 L 60)
    New Zealand - Jaunary 1930 to March 1959, a time when they weren't a Test-class team (P 52 W 1 D 24 L 27)
    Pakistan - difficult to say
    Sri Lanka - December 1986 to September 1992 (P 19 D 10 L 9)
    Zimbabwe - May 2003 to September 2005, a time when they weren't a Test-class team (against Test-class teams P 14 D 1 L 13)
    Bangladesh - everything they've ever played (against Test-class teams their record reads P 49 D 3 L 46, with 2 out of the 3 draws seeing severe rain disruption)
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    For Pakistan, the nadir was last year when they failed to beat Ireland and were kicked out oft he World Cup.

    For Australia, it must be losing at home to New Zealand in 1985/86.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kweek View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by subshakerz View Post
    For Pakistan, the nadir was last year when they failed to beat Ireland and were kicked out oft he World Cup.
    Was thinking about Test nadirs TBH. And it'd need to be more than just a single game TBH, else I suppose you could maybe say The Oval 2006.
    For Australia, it must be losing at home to New Zealand in 1985/86.
    That was contained in the period above, and was indeed probably the lowest point of it, but the whole of '84-'88/89 was wretched for 'em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ret View Post
    Ind's inability to win tests abroad b/w 1986 and 2000, iirc
    Yea, that part was bad, but we were consistently very good at home during the nineties - the current curators could learn from the pitches from that era. In any case, I would still probably agree, though I would say we've been pretty consistently horrible throughout our history in terms of match winning ability abroad, with Ganguly and Wright really starting to put an end to that era. And obviously that small period of time in the early seventies when we were among the best (before Lillee came along in Aus). So pretty much agree with Richard.
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    I've often read of England's nadir being when we were ranked 9 out of 9 in 99...but it wasn't our worst side. Inclined to agree with Rich, from what I have read, even though in that period we won the Ashes in Australia which has never looked like happening again...they weren't too hot then either though

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    The worst "low" I've ever seen from a major test nation was definitely the tour of Australia in 00/01 by the West Indies. They were just so bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    The worst "low" I've ever seen from a major test nation was definitely the tour of Australia in 00/01 by the West Indies. They were just so bad.
    This is the worst showing by England I have seen with my own eyes. If I remember correctly England were so demoralized they forgot to appeal for a definite nick from Steve Waugh.

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