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Thread: Idea for a revamp of Test Cricket

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    I would like Pakistan to play Afghanistan more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Call it whatever but have them play #10-12 against each other, and the lower Test countries who sometimes have trouble filling up their calendar anyway.

    Bangladesh and Zimbabwe should be playing five day matches against teams like Ireland on a relatively frequent basis, with other top ranked countries playing them sporadically (say a one off test against a top six opposition per year, to be increased if they show improvement).

    Icc mandate that each top eight country should play at least one test every 15 months or so with someone outside the current test sides.

    But at least, bangladesh and Zimbabwe should be playing countries below them as much as countries above them. That gives Bangladesh and Zimbabwe players more exposure to different conditions as well as much more practice in playing the longer format, and it gives countries below them experience and something to aspire to as well as a goalpost to judge their own standard and performance. Right now, outside of icc limited overs events every 3-4 years, they can't do that.

    Call them Tests too - we dont need to be so precious about the term - people know how to use stats guru.
    Really good point there. If people are worried about records then, we can just call them first class or practice matches. (what ever you want to call them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    IMO, you're either test standard or not. None of this tier business is needed. It's already enforced in all but name by some countries regardless.
    The reality of it is though that it is already the case that there are nations that are not truely Test standard playing Test cricket. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe are good cricketing in nations but really they cannot compete against most of the Test nations. My idea would mostly be to encourage teams that are a similar standard to play each other in proper series, while helping to develop nations into Test nations. The current International Cup set-up really does very little IMO.

    I personally would include NZ and WI in the top tier. While they are the lower end of the top tier I would say they are still quite a lot better than Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, even if Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are able to compete some what against them.

    I feel either something like this needs to happen for the good of the game or the Associate/Affiliate competition needs to be stepped up massively. Potentially by introducing a Test championship like league where they play 3 match FC series against each other, rather than one off games, which for me do nothing in terms of development.

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    Bruce Campbell to weigh in on this.
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    I'd love a full strength Ireland to play a three match series of 5 dayers against NZ A. Would be a really good game imo.

    Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have shown they're test standard on home turf. Zimbabwe gave us a hell of a fright at the start of our summer, and our demolition of them over here doesn't change the fact they scared us and Pakistan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
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    any comments??
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    serious replies only plz

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