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    Cricketers convert into baseball players

    Guys do you think there are many that can do it

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    Kieron Powell the boss.

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    From Aus, I reckon Warner would be a great baseballer. Darcy Short's skills would transfer across. I think you could turn Starc into a pitcher.

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    Why do teams like India kinda suck in baseball maybe resources not been put in to help players develop


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    Quote Originally Posted by slippy888 View Post
    Why do teams like India kinda suck in baseball maybe resources not been put in to help players develop
    None of the former British colonial nations are particularly good at baseball.

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    Should be easier than cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by slippy888 View Post
    Should be easier than cricket
    Not according to Rodk's opinion

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    Chris Duval was a pretty good baseballer, it showed through in his cricket, wouldn't want to take a quick single on his arm.

    He also has the dubious honour of being the only First Class wicket for Usman Khawaja
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    Guys like Ian Chappell represented South Aust and was an all Australian at baseball. His grandfather Vic Richardson was good at baseball too.

    Fairly sure Neil Harvey played at a high level too. Maybe Allan Border? Think a lot of cricketers who werent footballers of some code played baseball in winter back in the day to keep fit. Nowadays there is no time.
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    Ed Smith wrote a whole book about it. Turns out he used to train with the New York Mets too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slippy888 View Post
    Why do teams like India kinda suck in baseball maybe resources not been put in to help players develop
    I think they'd probably suck at basically every sport and are just relatively good at cricket through sheer weight of numbers

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    Good at hockey too
    cricket rules brah

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    Those days are long gone. I think we turned crap at hockey around the time when the rule changes turned it from a skillful dribbling based game to a set-piece fest. At least that's the explanations I've read. I do find it dire to watch though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Those days are long gone. I think we turned crap at hockey around the time when the rule changes turned it from a skillful dribbling based game to a set-piece fest. At least that's the explanations I've read. I do find it dire to watch though.
    Absolutely. Played it for a year as a kid when I wasn't allowed to play any actual sports and it was kind of fun to play, but boring af to watch every 4 years when the Olympics roll around .

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    The fact there has been only one person in the history of both sports to play both first-class cricketer and appear in the Majors suggests the answer is no.

    Like I;ve said a million times, hitting in baseball is considerably different from batting. Hitting through the line of the ball and playing with soft hands, considered good technique in cricket, is bad technique in baseball (hitching).
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