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  1. hendrix

    Why fewer slips for an inswing bowler than an outswing bowler?

    It's one of my pet peeves. Surely if there were to be an edge, it would be thicker and thus travel wider. Hooping outswing tends to take finer edges, by both my observation and simple logic. Particularly for left arm swing bowlers to right handers. There are frequent edges as the batsman...
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    Afghanistan vs Namibia (ICC Intercontinental Cup)

    Top scoring for the Namibians on day one was Pikky Ya France. Excellent. Mohammed Nabi also proving what an amazing cricketer he is. Afg 126/1 (33.0 ov, Asghar Stanikzai 21*, Mohammad Shahzad 74*, G Snyman 0/21) - Stumps | Live Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
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    Thoughts on driving mauls?

    My father called them a blight on the game and accurately predicted that they'd feature in most tries in this world cup. I wouldn't go so far as saying that they should be banned, but I have noticed a massive increase in the advantage the attacking teams with the way it's being refereed. This...
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    ICC - Ruining Everything Since Forever

    ICC revoke accreditation for Alternative Commentary Collective after incident | Stuff.co.nz
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    Hesson, McCullum, Edgar

    Early on in Hesson's tenure I remember during the t20 world cup being extremely unimpressed with some batting order decisions (I think Taylor batted at 6 at one stage, per ehemple). But since then there have been a few selection stunners: Tests: - Mark Craig out of the blue (I think his first...
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    Each Team's Weaknesses

    For NZ: - Opening combination. Guptill struggles to rotate the strike against good bowling, and McCullum is anything but consistent. - Lack of left handers in the top order. This is not a weakness per se, but allowing accurate bowlers to settle into a line and length early means that you have...
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    Usman Ghani

    18 years of age (not sure whether this is dubious or not, couldn't care less). Astle-esque through the off side. Notably displays CW uphill skier properties of being too good for K Mills and M McCleneghan, but failing spectacularly against Ish Sodhi and M Phelps. Although I'm sure those...
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    Tom Latham

    Probably deserves his own thread now. And I think it's fair that I'm the OP. Anyway, good first class average after a season opening. I suspect that a quick ground averages check would separate him from the Guptills and Ravals who tend to score heavily on certain grounds against certain...
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    Ben Stokes vs Corey J Anderson - who'll have the better (test) career?

    Question has come up a wee bit in some other threads Career stats so far: Stokes 4 test matches - all vs Australia, in Australia Batting 279 runs, one century, average 34.87, SR 50.81 Bowling 15 wickets, 1 5for, average 32.80, econ 4.21, SR 46.7 Anderson 5 test matches, 2 vs Bangladesh in...
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    Do warmup/tour matches have a place in cricket in the professional era?

    While historically warm-up matches were fun and perhaps necessary for amateur players who'd just spent 6 weeks on a boat, they are becoming near unique to cricket in the modern sporting world. With cricket boards across the globe in financial strife, it's hard to understand the massive demand...