Probably a better opposition than Marnus's three consecutive tons tbh.Minnow-basher evidently
Nah I think he actually asked for this because Houghton has asked him to play for Zimbabwe. Won't be looking for another county.Not sure if the Counties will be fighting over him.
Gary Ballance: Yorkshire release ex-England batter from contract - BBC Sport
He was born there, so it's just three years since his last game for England, which was 5 years ago. He could rock up for them tomorrow in theory.What’s the qual period for him playing for Zim?
I mean he did better than that in Tests when he played for England, and his List A record is ****ing awesome. I think he's a better player now, and he might enjoy being a big fish in a small pond.I don't like what he did but he's a big pick up for Zim. Despite his technical flaws he'll likely average 35 ish in tests and ODIs, at least.
This is plainly true tbh, but you would do well not to side with an umpire at all and thereby engage in RaCiSt TrOpEs.Emerson obviously just a **** though.
I used to think that way but the book makes it clear even he was simply calling at random and was influenced by the then ACB. It was very clearly a planned thing. Hair is as much of a **** as Emerson IMO.Hair did nothing wrong tbh.
Murali wasn't a chucker, but as per the rules at the time the only real way to make these marginal decisions was for the umpires to have a look and do that.
The still far from perfect but fairer and more scientific approach we have now was basically down to Hair doing that. How many Hafeezes and Lawsons do you reckon we would've got if everyone was too scared to do anything about it? I reckon Aaron Bird would've done well enough in Tests to get mentioned in the ATG thread tbh.
Emerson obviously just a **** though.
I mean, it would actually make sense if you first read the article but lack of knowledge has never stopped you from passing plainly wrong comments before....If you think Aus cricket in the mid-90s, having just toppled the Windies to become the number one side in the world, was going to be so worried about playing SL of all sides at home that they hatched a plan to no ball a rookie offie out of the game, then I want some of what you're smoking.
Honestly, SL touring here at that time was something to be endured by fans (still is) and relished by players for stats padding, not something to be feared. JFC man.