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Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
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that is what makes the game oneside to me. i don't want aussies to decline what i want is other team to improve and raise. put challanging cricket in the board and make cricket fun.
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I know. I've tried to emphasise several times - I quite agree that Australia have been considerably superior to most teams in the same period that the bowling-attacks have been generally poor.
Nonetheless, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect other teams to improve to the level we saw for most of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, given that we saw it for most of the 1970s, 80s and 90s. When, however, is a question no-one can answer right now.
As long as things stay as they currently are, Australia will indeed be superior by a large margin. And even if they get back to how they were not so long ago, Australia will almost certainly still be either atop the tree or 2nd.
Obviously I'd prefer for the rest of the world to catch up, but that's really wishful thinking, as for a start the modern game is far too heavily weighted in favour of batsmen, and I think that's showing with the dearth of quality bowlers.
We do need for things to even up, but realistically that's not going to happen without a weakened Australian team.
I've been a massive fan of cricket since I was a boy - I've seen the original beige brigade play in the WSC, I've watched Paddles destroy opposition lineups, I was there at the 1992 World Cup, I've belched up statistics by the hatful over my life, but this dominance by Australia is killing my love for cricket, pure and simple.
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