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.They (India) struggled with their referrals, getting only one of them right, while Sri Lanka successfully challenged 11 decisions.
much better team this time round. bowling sounds much stronger and guptill must be a better bat than watling.
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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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
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.
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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