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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Dammit the Champions Trophy wounds are still raw for me.

    Hope someone smashes them.
    Yes, us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Dammit the Champions Trophy wounds are still raw for me.

    Hope someone smashes them.
    Smash what ? The Trophy or your wounds ?

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    Kidding aside, I did a quick calc on the difference in ODI's between India and Pakistan as my instincts said there was going to be a huge difference in experience.

    Turned out it was 615 ODI match difference in favor for India.
    I asked Steven Lynch from Cricinfo if this was a record for a winning side. Never got a response, understandably.
    But I would not be surprised if this was indeed a record for the greatest difference in match experience for a side winning with less experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borges View Post
    Yes. Well done. Hopefully, this would divert the attention of the rabidly English (we are absolutely the greatest)
    and Australian (no, we would be good too when our banned cheats and injured bowlers came back) from the dismal ODI thread.
    Are you talking about CW posters here?
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    You haven't seen anything yet; wait till the real cricket starts and the Indian Cows lock horns with their English counterparts.
    Stay out of it if you don't want to be gored. You have been warned!

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    Ok
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    This two year schedule could work well. Teams almost there might have incentive to stop being dumb ducks who cancel Bangladesh tours in the winter. Heck, it might even tempt them to hastily organise some Ireland and Afghan tours.
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    Though there is a lot of buzz about the Test Championship, the reality is that the big three continue to prefer playing among themselves.

    FTP (2018-2023):
    England: 59 tests, 15 against India, 10 against Australia, 34 against others.
    India: 51 tests, 15 against England, 12 against Australia, 24 against the rest.
    Australia: 47 tests 10 against England, 12 against India, 25 against the rest.

    Unless every series that is played counts, and ideally everyone plays everyone else, this does not have much "context".
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    There is plenty of context. Every 2 years some teams will have harder paths to the final but those that managed it under hardship will be remembered more than those who did it easy. Just do it, make it regular, then worry about fixing broke stuff.

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    So Lets take a look at whats lined up for each nation before the 1st World Test Championship Final in Jun 2021. This is just all Tests starting from Jan 2018 for each nation as per the document the ICC published

    First off, the lesser nations

    Afghanistan:
    1 Test vs India (concluded)
    1 Test vs Ireland (Feb/Mar 2019)
    1 Test vs Zimbabwe (Aug 2019)
    1 Test vs Bangladesh (Oct 2019)
    1 Test vs West Indies (Nov/Dec 2019)
    1 Test vs Ireland (Mar 2020)
    1 Test vs Australia (Nov 2020)
    1 Test vs Ireland (Jan 2021)
    2 Tests vs Zimbabwe (Feb/Mar 2021)

    So 10 Tests in total - 3 against Ireland, 3 against Zimbabwe, 1 apiece against WI, BD, Ind and Aus. Afghanistan don't play SL, SA, Pak, Eng or NZ at all.

    Ireland:
    1 Test vs Pakistan (concluded)
    1 Test vs Afghanistan (Feb/Mar 2019)
    1 Test vs England (Jul 2019)
    1 Test vs Sri Lanka (Feb 2020)
    1 Test vs Afghanistan (Mar 2020)
    1 Test vs Zimbabwe (Apr 2020)
    1 Test vs Bangladesh (Jun 2020)
    1 Test vs Afghanistan (Jan 2021)

    So a lighter schedule than Afghanistan - just 8 Tests, 3 of which are against Afghanistan. Ireland don't play India, Australia, WI, NZ or SA.

    Zimbabwe:
    No Tests in 2018
    3 Tests vs Bangladesh (Jan/Feb 2019)
    1 Test vs India (Mar 2019)
    1 Test vs Afghanistan (Aug 2019)
    1 Test vs West Indies (Oct/Nov 2019)
    2 Tests vs Sri Lanka (Jan 2020)
    1 Test vs Bangladesh (Mar 2020)
    1 Test vs Ireland (Apr 2020)
    2 Tests vs Afghanistan (Feb/Mar 2021)
    2 Tests vs Pakistan (Apr 2021)

    So despite their struggles Zimbabwe have been slated for 14 Tests, and that's without playing any this year. They play Bangladesh 4 times, Afghanistan 3 times, Sri Lanka and Pakistan twice and India, West Indies and Ireland one a piece. No Tests against Aus, Eng, SA and NZ.

    Now here is the important part - None of these tours count towards the World Test Championship.

    Yea. So these three nations won't even be in contention, and there is no guarantee then that any of these games actually go ahead.

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    jesus dude do you really not work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    jesus dude do you really not work
    I just don't have anything better to do during lunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    I just don't have anything better to do during lunch
    M8 lunch should be the only time of day you don't wast your time here

    also Zim, Afg and Ireland not being part of the Test Championship at all is lame af. Just an excuse for boards not to waste money playing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    I just don't have anything better to do during lunch
    zorax admitting that all his food talk has been a load of bollocks. Game, set, match Burgey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    zorax admitting that all his food talk has been a load of bollocks. Game, set, match Burgey.
    I can understand why he has so much free time during lunch. A walk to the 7-11 to buy a Peking Duck Wrap would take 10 minutes at most.

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