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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:00 pm

Brodlach wrote:NZ’s Ross Taylor announces his retirement at the end of the summer.

True NZ champion of the game.

Absolutely, possibly the gutsiest shagger of all time.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby The Dark Knight » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:27 pm

Lightning McQueen wrote:Shits and giggles, my current world XI.

Dimuth Karunaratne
David Warner
Marnus Labuschagne
Joe Root
Kane Williamson
Steve Smith
Rishabh Pant
Ravi Ashwin
Pat Cummins
Tim Southee
Shaheen Afridi

A tad hard given the lack of cricket some nations have played and the quality that others have played against.

Good team, I think Karunaratne deserves to be recognised. Tom Latham is another opener that could be considered aswell as KL Rahul.

I'd probably go Williamson ahead of Labuschagne at three, just because he's been better for longer although it's it's extremely hard to go past Labuschagne at the moment. I expect Williamson to fill his boots against Bangladesh in their series starting soon.

Williamson as the captain in your team I'm assuming?

Who would you consider as an allrounder? I'd go with Ravi Jadeja at the moment.

Ashwin picks himself as the spinner, will be interesting to see if he can have a big impact against South Africa, that's if the Indian quicks don't roll them before he has a bowl.

Cummins picks himself and I like your selection of Southee. Afridi at just 21 already has a very good record and will only get better.

Other quicks to consider would be Bumrah, Jamieson, Starc, Anderson, Rabada and possibly Shami.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby The Dark Knight » Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:36 pm

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Brodlach wrote:NZ’s Ross Taylor announces his retirement at the end of the summer.

True NZ champion of the game.

Absolutely, possibly the gutsiest shagger of all time.
Currently the most test runs (7584 @44.87) for NZ (Williamson 312 behind him) and the second most test hundreds with 19 behind Williamson who has 24.
Also has the most ODI runs (8581 @48.20) and hundreds 21 for NZ.
Been an absolute rock for NZ at number 4 for 15 years, great longevity that you have to admire.

I thought this might be coming as he has struggled a bit for runs of late.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:11 pm

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Lightning McQueen wrote:
Brodlach wrote:NZ’s Ross Taylor announces his retirement at the end of the summer.

True NZ champion of the game.

Absolutely, possibly the gutsiest shagger of all time.
Currently the most test runs (7584 @44.87) for NZ (Williamson 312 behind him) and the second most test hundreds with 19 behind Williamson who has 24.
Also has the most ODI runs (8581 @48.20) and hundreds 21 for NZ.
Been an absolute rock for NZ at number 4 for 15 years, great longevity that you have to admire.

I thought this might be coming as he has struggled a bit for runs of late.


Yep, he's been solid for a long time, especially when others were failing around him.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:24 pm

The Dark Knight wrote:
Lightning McQueen wrote:Shits and giggles, my current world XI.

Dimuth Karunaratne
David Warner
Marnus Labuschagne
Joe Root
Kane Williamson
Steve Smith
Rishabh Pant
Ravi Ashwin
Pat Cummins
Tim Southee
Shaheen Afridi

A tad hard given the lack of cricket some nations have played and the quality that others have played against.

Good team, I think Karunaratne deserves to be recognised. Tom Latham is another opener that could be considered aswell as KL Rahul.

I'd probably go Williamson ahead of Labuschagne at three, just because he's been better for longer although it's it's extremely hard to go past Labuschagne at the moment. I expect Williamson to fill his boots against Bangladesh in their series starting soon.

Williamson as the captain in your team I'm assuming?

Who would you consider as an allrounder? I'd go with Ravi Jadeja at the moment.

Ashwin picks himself as the spinner, will be interesting to see if he can have a big impact against South Africa, that's if the Indian quicks don't roll them before he has a bowl.

Cummins picks himself and I like your selection of Southee. Afridi at just 21 already has a very good record and will only get better.

Other quicks to consider would be Bumrah, Jamieson, Starc, Anderson, Rabada and possibly Shami.


That's the beauty of it, there is no right or wrong answer.

Afridi has a great return, 6 foot 6 and left armed got him in my side, the others you mentioned are all worthy too, Bumrah would be NIL.

Yeah, Kano wears the C, and with 6 solid batsmen, plus Pant, Ashwin and Cummins I didn't see a need for a specialist all-rounder to bat at 6, especially another spinner considering Root is in the team, if there was a half decent medium paced all rounder then I'd reassess my team make up.

I value your input and judgement being the young guru of the international test scene.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby mighty_tiger_79 » Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:09 pm

SA 7/164

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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby The Dark Knight » Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:40 pm

mighty_tiger_79 wrote:SA 7/164

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Bumrah 3/50
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby locky801 » Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:29 am

South African Quinton DeKock announces his retirement from test cricket at age 29 immediately
my team stagnant and on the road to nowhere
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Booney » Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:17 am

locky801 wrote:South African Quinton DeKock announces his retirement from test cricket at age 29 immediately


Did you see the highlights of him this Test? he looked disinterested at the crease.

I know how he feels, after 211 games I knew the moment I was done, was playing at North Haven, I couldn't wait to get out and pull the pin on my time in the game.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Lightning McQueen » Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:18 am

Booney wrote:
locky801 wrote:South African Quinton DeKock announces his retirement from test cricket at age 29 immediately


Did you see the highlights of him this Test? he looked disinterested at the crease.

I know how he feels, after 211 games I knew the moment I was done, was playing at North Haven, I couldn't wait to get out and pull the pin on my time in the game.

Very similar circumstances.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Booney » Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:20 am

Lightning McQueen wrote:
Booney wrote:
locky801 wrote:South African Quinton DeKock announces his retirement from test cricket at age 29 immediately


Did you see the highlights of him this Test? he looked disinterested at the crease.

I know how he feels, after 211 games I knew the moment I was done, was playing at North Haven, I couldn't wait to get out and pull the pin on my time in the game.

Very similar circumstances.


Same.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Jim05 » Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:26 am

Booney wrote:
locky801 wrote:South African Quinton DeKock announces his retirement from test cricket at age 29 immediately


Did you see the highlights of him this Test? he looked disinterested at the crease.

I know how he feels, after 211 games I knew the moment I was done, was playing at North Haven, I couldn't wait to get out and pull the pin on my time in the game.
No doubt chasing the coin in the shorter forms.
I’m actually enjoying seeing South Africa implode and they are in a world of hurt for a long time.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Brodlach » Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:46 am

I think he’ll end up in Australia playing Shield and T20’s similar to Johan Botha
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Armchair expert » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:10 am

IN De Kock
OUT Neilsen

do it Strikers
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby Eagles2014 » Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:22 am

Armchair expert wrote:IN De Kock
OUT Neilsen

do it Strikers


Don't think Tim will sign that contract :shock:
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby DOC » Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:06 am

De Kock and Head would be a good batting partnership.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby am Bays » Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:30 am

off to join the ARM and sing "Die Sterm van Suid Afrika"
Let that be a lesson to you Port, no one beats the Bays five times in a row in a GF and gets away with it!!!
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby FlyingHigh » Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:12 pm

whufc wrote:Whats the Covid situation in SAF, is their crowd restrictions.

If not cricket in SAF is in a real bad way, biggest test of the year, tiny crowd, team that is struggling. They seem to be going backwards at rapid knots.


Yeah, I wondered the same, and came across found an article, saying they have actually shut out crowds for the series, but some certain % of corporate suites or whatever can attend so the Board can meet their contractual obligations. Article and decision was only a few days out from the Test IIRC
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby whufc » Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:51 pm

FlyingHigh wrote:
whufc wrote:Whats the Covid situation in SAF, is their crowd restrictions.

If not cricket in SAF is in a real bad way, biggest test of the year, tiny crowd, team that is struggling. They seem to be going backwards at rapid knots.


Yeah, I wondered the same, and came across found an article, saying they have actually shut out crowds for the series, but some certain % of corporate suites or whatever can attend so the Board can meet their contractual obligations. Article and decision was only a few days out from the Test IIRC


That's good to hear, SAF in a mess is not good for test cricket..the way I read Test cricket globally is:

Aus- still going strong, if it wasn't for covid crowds would be as good as ever.
Ind- test cricket at an all time high, team is great and the public love the game.
Eng- team is doing shit but there still is support for test cricket Their board is definitely looking to make more money though from other avenues
NZ- going real well, all time high for this country, the game is growing each year.
Pak- test cricket being played in Pakistan can only be a good thing for them, now need a test team to perform on the pitch, sleeping giant as always.
WI- dead, dead dead
SL- poor team, poor crowds, on the cusp of going back to their dark days.
BANG- growing sport but now need the team to improve to take it to the next level.
ZIM- dead, dead, dead
IRE- has the potential but needs the ICC to get behind them and start getting them some decent test series.
AFG- sadly they only look to be going backwards after showing so much promise, much bigger issues their though.
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Re: TDK's International Test Cricket Update's

Postby The Dark Knight » Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:11 pm

Lightning McQueen wrote:Shits and giggles, my current world XI.

Dimuth Karunaratne
David Warner
Marnus Labuschagne
Joe Root
Kane Williamson
Steve Smith
Rishabh Pant
Ravi Ashwin
Pat Cummins
Tim Southee
Shaheen Afridi

A tad hard given the lack of cricket some nations have played and the quality that others have played against.


https://www.cricket.com.au/news/test-te ... 2021-12-31

Cricket.com.au Test team of the year-
Rohit Sharma
Dimuth Karunaratne
Marnus Labuschagne
Joe Root
Fawad Alam
Rishabh Pant
Ravi Ashwin
Kyle Jamieson
Axar Patel
Hasan Ali
Shaheen Afridi


The ESPN Cricinfo Test Team of the Year is almost the same, they have Ollie Robinson instead of Axar Patel.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/r-as ... ar-1294256
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