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Original post by S.G.
It’s ok to get emotional. This is a safe space.


Yeah, I just wish that England had a batsman as good as Nair. I mean there's Root, who averages 50 in all 3 formats, but Nair's breathtaking stats make him look like nothing. Oh well.
Original post by S.G.
It’s ok to get emotional. This is a safe space.


In fact, they should even feature him in promotional videos. Train hard kids and you too can average 23.
Reply 5982
Thakur has become an India international and is skilful, but can he deliver under pressure consistently? The same question can be asked of Rajasthan's Deepak Chahar too. Then, there is the next layer of uncapped pacers in KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma, and Monu Kumar Singh, none of whom have played an IPL yet. Mark Wood and Lungi Ngidi have pace, but are untested in Indian conditions. To add to their worries, Chahar and Wood are injury-prone, and Santner has been ruled out of the entire tournament because of a knee surgery.
Reply 5983
Original post by cricinfo
Yeah, I just wish that England had a batsman as good as Nair. I mean there's Root, who averages 50 in all 3 formats, but Nair's breathtaking stats make him look like nothing. Oh well.


Delete your account. It contains a post comparing Nair to Root.
Original post by S.G.
Delete your account. It contains a post comparing Nair to Root.


Hahaha - maybe went a bit over the top with the comparisons lol. It's my 17th birthday today so in a witty mood.
Reply 5985
Original post by cricinfo
Hahaha - maybe went a bit over the top with the comparisons lol. It's my 17th birthday today so in a witty mood.


Happy birthday.
Reply 5986
CA denying Langer is lined up.
Original post by S.G.
Happy birthday.


Cheers mate, although a Blackburn loss and Sunrisers win would have been the perfect present.
Ecb 100 ball tournament sound pretty ridiculous tbh, I don't see the need to change it. I mean how is a 15 over game with an extra over with 10 balls going to make a difference. I can see interest in English first class cricket and cricket in general is falling but if you brought it back to terrestrial TV or free to view TV that would help.
Reply 5989
The board is killing cricket. After 2005, there was the perfect opportunity to firmly make cricket the nation’s second sport and once again the definitive summer sport. Instead they took it off FTA.
Surely a Franchise based T20 tournament using 8 or so major cities on BBC/ITV would have been the way to go to target new viewers?

Free to view TV is where it needs to go. 2005 was the reason I got in to cricket.
Reply 5991
There are two simple ways to help the T20 competition. Get it on free-to-air TV. And get the England players involved.
Reply 5992
Agreed with all the above

I wouldn’t have got into cricket if it weren’t for the *allegedly* illegal stream of the 2011 CWC. Where would we be without my opinions?
Reply 5993
Get the best players playing, and get it visible to as many as possible via TV. And to that I add that some counties have seen very good growth in ticket sales with the T20 Blast - so work with those counties to to see what marketing is working, so it can be rolled across to those counties who haven't done as well.
A little random, but I genuinely feel that were Morgan not the captain he would not be in the ODI side. I do not rate him as a player at all (very inconsistent since his peak in 2011, with more bad performances than good) although he is a very good captain. However, I do feel as though he is keeping a talented player, Sam Billings, out of the side.

So I was just wondering what your opinions are on this; should a player be kept in purely on his captaining ability, even if he isn't worthy of it based on his batsmanship?
Reply 5995
Ed Smith, the former cricketer, broadcaster and journalist, has been confirmed as England’s new national selector and will now head up a restructured scouting system for identifying the best players in the country. The 40-year-old replaces James Whitaker in the top role and will be given licence to appoint a deputy to sit alongside himself and the head coach, Trevor Bayliss, on a new three-man panel that picks the men’s national teams.
Original post by Mackay
Get the best players playing, and get it visible to as many as possible via TV. And to that I add that some counties have seen very good growth in ticket sales with the T20 Blast - so work with those counties to to see what marketing is working, so it can be rolled across to those counties who haven't done as well.


People have been saying that for years since 2005 that the best way to regenerate interest in cricket is to put it on FTA.

However when football is the top sport in the country no matter how many campaigns or gimmicks one does the new T20 tournament is never going to successfull. There is no history behind these clubs ( as they have been created out of thin air). You can say the same thing about IPL but the cities chosen were metropolitan cities with local stars as icon players. Mumbai had SRT, RCB had Dravid and Kumble, KKR had Ganguly, Punjab had Yuvraj.

Can you imagine anyone in Yorkshire giving a toss about Joe Root playing for Leeds franchise ( if they were from Sheffield or Hull for example) I dont even know a current England star actually from London, so if he gets picked to play for one of the London teams; there is no attraction for inner city london kids to follow the team?

ECB are complete morons and always will be. For decades they and CA dominated and trampled on poor cricket boards and now they are facing Karma, the new league will fail and IPL will be laughing all the way to the bank. Im sorry to say England came to the party a bit too late with their franchise league.
Reply 5997
Congratulations to the ECB. I can't think there was anything else they could've conceived over the last decade to turn me from an avid cricket supporter to someone who doesn't care anymore. Mission completed.
Reply 5998
I think we should just accept that the BCCI should take over world cricket.
Reply 5999
Without relevant free-to-air television coverage, cricket is seriously marginalised. It's just a fact.

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