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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Guess with 60% chance of rain on every single day for ten days we can chalk this test down as a draw. Although having heavy overhead conditions means it will suit Southee and Martin as swing bowlers.

    Perhaps they can get a result within 2 1/2 days...

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    What does Dhoni think the UDRS was invented for? Um..... gee.... I don't know, maybe to improve the standard of umpiring, perhaps?

    They (India) struggled with their referrals, getting only one of them right, while Sri Lanka successfully challenged 11 decisions.
    OK, now I understand the Indian resistance to the UDRS. Hilarious! If you don't know how to use something properly then just dismiss it.

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    The UDRS is not here for the umpires to make more mistakes. I think that was Dhoni's point.
    This was a serious post:

    Quote Originally Posted by Blocky View Post
    As for Sharma, sorry but he's the only Indian bowler outside of Khan who has consistently managed to take wickets away from home and trouble good batsman. Shami looks highly promising but India don't have better seam options than Sharma at the moment in test cricket. Quite simple.
    RIP Craigos. Owe you a beer.:(

    http://www.cricketweb.net/forum/2186298-post7381.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    The UDRS is not here for the umpires to make more mistakes. I think that was Dhoni's point.
    So how do you make umpires make fewer mistakes?


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    Get better umpires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Get better umpires.
    From where? The Umpires on the elite panel are supposedly the best in the world. Is there a problem with the umpire selection process?

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    much better team this time round. bowling sounds much stronger and guptill must be a better bat than watling.

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    Dunno, just think it's wrong to argue against improving the overall quality of umpires.
    UDRS doesn't improve the quality of umpiring, it just gives teams a chance to overturn a bad decision.
    Improve the quality of umpires and then the number of bad decisions go down, regardless of UDRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Dunno, just think it's wrong to argue against improving the overall quality of umpires.
    UDRS doesn't improve the quality of umpiring, it just gives teams a chance to overturn a bad decision.
    Improve the quality of umpires and then the number of bad decisions go down, regardless of UDRS.
    OK, but how?
    The ICC has been trying to improve the standard of umpires ever since the ICC has existed. It's not like the ICC are going to read Dhoni's comments and say, "Of course! We should improve the standard of umpiring! Gee, why didn't we think of that?".

    What do you suggest should be done to improve the standard of umpiring, that isn't already being done?
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    Liking comments from Vettori and Greatbatch in the stuff article, they aren't just content with the first test and they say theres a lot they want to improve, hopefully they can do so

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    Was really impressed the way NZ competed in the first Test, but I do hope they don't just change Franklin for Bennett for the second Test. Got to look at bringing in another seamer for Patel aswell to offer greater balance to the attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Good calls on the bowling. Not sure about Guptill. Who'll bat no.3 in that lineup? Ryder?
    Ah, Martin Guptill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    Was really impressed the way NZ competed in the first Test, but I do hope they don't just change Franklin for Bennett for the second Test. Got to look at bringing in another seamer for Patel aswell to offer greater balance to the attack.
    Black Caps opt for second test seam attack | Stuff.co.nz

    Patel makes way for Northern Districts workhorse Brent Arnel, a 31-year-old who earns his third test cap to share the seam bowling duties with his provincial colleague Tim Southee, in for the injured Hamish Bennett, and new ball spearhead Chris Martin.

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    Cheers mate, makes sense. Haven't personally seen enough of BJ Watling to form an opinion on whether that particular change for Guptil is a good one or not.

    The attack should have more control and give Vettori more reliable options, in theory, I'm not a big fan of Franklin, but I suppose you know what you're going to get, and they'll be praying for a bit of swing to assist both him and Southee.

    Southee's a good selection, looking forward to seeing how he goes.



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