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    Who will replace s africa for the boxing day/new years eve test

    Srilanka?

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    Probably either NZ or SL, possibly WI. Dont really have much choice, those three teams usually get early summer billing, along with Pakistan. Last summer was odd in that we've never had both WI and Pak touring here for tests in the same summer before. Always going to be an issue anyway, we cant rely on SA, India and England being strong and coming here for Boxing Day. But, we are hardly in the top tier now anyway so maybe we deserve a lower ranked team for our big xmas/new year tests!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
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    SA don't want to tour Australia at boxing day anymore as they plan on making it a traditional game for them at home. Hence asking who will replace them for some boxing day tests.


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    Would hope to see SL.
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    SL would certainly be better than NZ or WI. There were pretty good crowds last time SL played a Boxing Day test, well more than I expected anyway, seeing as they were a minnow back then.

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    Those were Murali's fans tbf.

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    He didnt have many fans then! well maybe after day 1 of that test he got a few.....the hype was all Aravinda before that series, and he sure failed to deliver quite spectacularly.

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    Seems like a long time that i have seen Pak play a test in SA...
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    NZ usually open for india series.
    Srilanka looks odds on,they are 5th or we're 2nd,nz tho sentimentality might get it.

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    NZ playing the Boxing Day Test would be awesome. I just wish we had our own Boxing Day Test
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisal1985 View Post
    Seems like a long time that i have seen Pak play a test in SA...
    3 years.

    Recent series between both sides could have been hosted in the Republic as well but the PCB wanted road warfare instead.

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    Soon CHina would be playing . The best bet would be SL or Pakistan

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    Are South Africa a fixture their for boxing day test every 3 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Are South Africa a fixture their for boxing day test every 3 years?
    No. South Africa have told Australia they won't be touring Australia over Christmas, as Australia have refused to do it for them.
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