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    ***Official*** New Zealand in Australia ODIs and Australia in New Zealand T20Is

    FIXTURES 1st ODI, (D/N) at Sydney 13/3 2:30 PM 2nd ODI, at Sydney 15/3 10:30 AM 3rd ODI, (D/N) at Hobart 20/3 2:30 PM 1st T20I, Australia tour of New Zealand at Dunedin, Mar 24 2020 24/3 2:00 PM 2nd T20I (N), Australia tour of New Zealand at Auckland, Mar 27 2020 27/3 7:00 PM 3rd T20I...
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    2019 xi

    Not quite the end of the year, and a few series to go until 2019 is done, but who are the front runners for team of the year? The make up should change in the next couple of months, but let's get the ball rolling. Ignoring Sharma for now, despite his impressive efforts. Imagine he will be in my...
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    Just how mauve is India's cricket nocturnalism?

    They're noisy for when we sleep. Their sounds are heard worldwide, and are much respected. But on the topic of Indian crickets, a lot of them talk utter nonsense.
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    Is petworking against ferret?

    They say to get a ferret it's who you know matters most. It's a present day fact, but is it ethical? To me petworking is a product of present day competitive zoos. Canadians and people with ferrets have it hard.
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    World Cup Uniforms

    England, Afgahnistan and Sri Lanka with decent kits. The rest? Bland AF. South Africa looks like they didn't have time to design a kit and took one of Pakistan's old ones, and Pakistan returned in kind by adopting something more South African. West Indies and India seem to have had the same...
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    From the Pavilion

    Anyone still playing? Might be neat to get a friendly league going if we have enough. In other news, threw the virtual cricket bat at the dressing room door after starting today first ahead on RR only to finish second because of run rate, as team that was second had a final round match against...
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    AB vs AB

    Let's settle this once and for all. Expecting burgey to weigh in heavily here. It's tough to judge because AB is still playing, and AB has been retired for quite some time now, and there's a chance AB's career might have a downturn - or hit even loftier heights. AB is sublime in all formats...
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    Ramnaresh Sarwan v Simon Katich v Paul Collingwood vs Ashwell Prince

    A variety of players, one supremely talented who underachieved, and then some gritty, nuggetty, at times unorthodox, but effective players who did a job for their team. Katich with the highest average, came back great guns as opener and even at his 'elderly' age, had a career cut short due to...
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    World Rankings 'Red' vs 'Blue'

    Trying to think of a novel way of coming up with random Best XIs to vs each other in some totally unrealistic scenario that could be fair and balanced in some way. Using the team world rankings as a guide, the challenge is to make a team from nations in a certain ranking position. So Team Red...
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    Daft or highly unlikely ideas you want to see in a one off test

    6 innings (3 innings each) timeless test. Compulsory bowling. Before you can get on with your regular spells, everyone in the side (either including or excluding the keeper) have to bowl 1 over. 22/44 player match, 11 per innings. Choose who bats and bowls when, wisely. Each bowler gets their...
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    Should mananshah be outlawed?

    Do you people think that this ****ty poster should be outlawed? In that sense Every post should be deleted without any warning from the mods.
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    IPL Draft 2016

    Don't really get into IPL much but wanted to comment on Royal Challengers efforts Virat Kohli Shane Watson Chris Gayle AB de Villiers Mitchell Starc David Wiese S Aravind Kedar Jadhav Varun Aaron Stuart Binny Mandeep Singh Adam Milne Travis Head Sarfaraz Khan Harshal Patel Abu Nechim Sachin...
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    Over by 30 XI

    Doing a Wikipedia-esque jump through Cricinfo profiles of past players, was reading up on Shane Lee whom I had thought was older than he was when he finished his playing career - but was actually just 29. Made me think, given the endless amount of 'best of XI' threads of late, what would be the...
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    ***Official*** New Zealand in Zimbabwe and South Africa 2015

    Tour Schedule 2 August v Zimbabwe, Harare, 1st ODI 4 August v Zimbabwe, Harare, 2nd ODI 7 August v Zimbabwe, Harare, 3rd ODI 9 August v Zimbabwe, Harare, T20i 14 August v South Africa, Durban, 1st T20i 16 August v South Africa, Centurion, 2nd T20i 19 August v South Africa, Centurion, 1st ODI...
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    Who is/was the ultimate, most proficient and masterful medium-paced-dibbly-dobbler?

    The Jacob Oram thread got me thinking on dibbly-dobblers (not that big Jake was that...) whose area of excellence really only seems to exist in ODI cricket due to the middle innings strangle or going for a partnership breaker because everyone else is getting smacked about. Thinking about it, as...
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    Am I the only one who was a better Kallis than Tendulkar?

    i don't know how the parody thread works clearly since i made a new thread oops
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    ***Official*** New Zealand in England series 2013

    So the first warm up starts in just over a month. The 2 Test and 3 ODI series rolls into the Champions Trophy before finishing with two T20s. Sat May 4 - Mon May 6 - Derbyshire v New Zealanders County Ground, Derby Thu May 9 - Sun May 12 - England Lions v New Zealanders Grace Road, Leicester...
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    ***Official*** England in New Zealand series 2013

    Mon Feb 4 04:00 GMT | 17:00 local New Zealand XI v England XI Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei Wed Feb 6 01:00 GMT | 14:00 local New Zealand XI v England XI Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei Sat Feb 9 06:00 GMT | 19:00 local 1st T20I - New Zealand v England Eden Park, Auckland Tue Feb 12...
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    The Best at No. 6

    This thread is motivated by something I read in the Ashes forum where one of the reasons why Steve Smith was chosen at 6 was 'he is the best number 6 in the country'. I found this interesting, mostly because I think it implied there are better batsmen in the country but they didn't have...
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    medium rare

    oim soilontstroiker, oi oieat stoiks and pound roifles in the back of moi hoimmor

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