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    Except that, in Test-matches in 2004, them not winning has been very much the anomaly.
    Let me assure you 2005 will be a different story....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    No, they are not - one of the top two is not an opener and the two below him both are.
    So which one isn't?

    Ramprakash isn't in there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    Neil Carter is a bit of a guru up the order for Warwickshire...
    He's only good because he either hits very quick runs or gets out, and if he gets out early we have England's best opener in ODI coming in at 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    No, it's not fun, not if good bowlers are involved.

    You are such a killjoy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Players who shouldn't really be scoring any runs either messing-up figures or compounding agony.
    Nothing worse for me than seeing a good player made to look bad by someone who isn't really good enough to be doing so, and under normal circumstances wouldn't have a cat-in-hell's chance of doing so.
    I've got an idea then.

    Ban people below number 8 from batting because that just ruins the game.

    If these bowlers are so good, then how come they don't get the "rubbish" batsmen out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Yeah, I bet Afridi can't play the reverse sweep like Harmy. Harmy's gonna break Afridi's 37-ball hundred record in the Ashes ODIs next year, you heard it here first!
    hahahahahahahaha, that's a good one.

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    You realise I was kidding, right? I'd be surprised if anyone scores a hundred quicker than 37 balls any time soon, let alone Harmison!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    You realise I was kidding, right? I'd be surprised if anyone scores a hundred quicker than 37 balls any time soon, let alone Harmison!!
    haha, well the smiley with tounge did give me a hint.

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    Just checking! You are from Australia, after all - it's my national duty to be suspicious of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney Rubble
    Just checking! You are from Australia, after all - it's my national duty to be suspicious of you!
    fair point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    So which one isn't?

    Ramprakash isn't in there
    Solanki is every bit as out-of-position as Ramprakash was in First-Class-cricket.
    Sadly, that experiment wasn't abandoned quick enough (probably mostly because of a wholly impressive 164* against the mighty Shropshire), unlike the Ramprakash one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    I've got an idea then.

    Ban people below number 8 from batting because that just ruins the game.

    If these bowlers are so good, then how come they don't get the "rubbish" batsmen out?
    Because believe it or not, no-one can bowl well all the time.
    For me, I don't like seeing someone slogged by some people who normally wouldn't be capable of doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Because believe it or not, no-one can bowl well all the time.
    For me, I don't like seeing someone slogged by some people who normally wouldn't be capable of doing so.
    So you didnt even raise a slight smile when Harmison hit that 30 odd vs WI the other week
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    Well, that was all crap bowlers - I certanly won't be smiling if he does it to Ntini and Nel this winter (though I can't see it's very likely).
    Also, it was a wholly needless innings that didn't make any difference to the match-situation - and you can go on all you like about mental demoralisation, I don't think it made a difference and you can't prove it did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Solanki is every bit as out-of-position as Ramprakash was in First-Class-cricket.
    In spite of the fact he's been doing it for a fair while now and is getting results in that position in List A games?

    Just because he didn't start there, doesn't mean he's out of position now.

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