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watched a bit of IPL the other day, though i would have the luxury of not having to listen the the crownd go mad eve for an edge to slip... but oh they have dec to play recorded crown noise
 

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opening ? why?

Bairstow, Buttler, Hales, Banton, Malan, Clarke all want to open, Morgan wants to bat in the middle order, balance of the team far better with Stokes in the middle too based on the lack of others who can/want to

thats without mentioning workload!

Indeed you are right if there are many option available why only he;....
 

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After Football, sorry soccer going to America... now its time for Cricket.. MLC coming next season. While the purist will complain about the commercialisation and crash-wallop nature, i think this is all good for the sport. How long before we see the first American into (proper) cricket.
https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com...cricket-to-hollywood/articleshow/79501272.cms

on a similar note, there is a movie called Million Dollar arm about a talent hunt in India to find a bowler who could pitch in MLB.. if you are looking for some light entertainment.
 

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crickets been in america for a while, with very little interest, lets see if the IPL and throwing money at it can have any more success than previously

indeed it has been there for a while.. my friend's son plays in a league on the east coast and went for 'national champions' in California... fairly grassroots & unorganised at the moment.. Same in Canada

Lets see what money brings to the table.

Speaking of money.. The latest IPL seems to have netted the BCCI $600m... while not having audience reduced cost by 35%.... cant argue with the economics. Still a fraction of the Premier league
 

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crickets been in america for a while, with very little interest, lets see if the IPL and throwing money at it can have any more success than previously
it was popular up until the civil war, but after so many beatings by Engish touring sides they switched to basesball, that way they could be world champs:ROFLMAO:
 

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SA put a decent total on the board for once. See if England can chase this one as well. Surprised Nortje didn't play the first game. He's got some serious juice.

Enjoying the series so far.
 
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I've really tried to generate some interest but nothing's happening for me. I can only get marginally interested for professional T20 cricket and at the moment I just can't be bothered with it.

Totally agree, who on earth would want to be a bowler.

Wouldn't be so bad if they played on a proper sized outfield where mishits actually cost the batter his wicket.
 

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I've really tried to generate some interest but nothing's happening for me. I can only get marginally interested for professional T20 cricket and at the moment I just can't be bothered with it.

struggling here too, so formulaic and lacking in substance :( sad as its the future (minus 20 balls lol)
 

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Im test cricket through and through but this will keep me going.

Shamsi has got some neck. Bowls a rank long hop that goes for 6 and does the old double hand slap looking at the fielder for not jumping high enough.
 
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