For me the sequence is Aus, SA, NZ, ENG, India, WI, SL, PAK
I just tried to rank my selections but couldn't get past Aus, Ind as the rest are so unpredictable. I would say ENG are the worst of the 8 though they could beat WI or PAK if they don't perform. It never fails to amaze me how highly you guys rate our ODI team I will be happy with just qualifying from the group - we have no star ODI Batsman or Bowlers, it's basically our test team with a couple of youngsters.
It never fails to amaze me how highly you guys rate our ODI team
I would not have rated them that high if this tournament would have been in sub continent, but they definately are better team in australia and NZ. This is even proved with the fact that englist players are more successful in BBL than IPL.
we have no star ODI Batsman or Bowlers, it's basically our test team with a
couple of youngsters.
Australia is not like sub continent wircket where you just go and pile up the runs. You need to be tecnically better to score there specially against better pace attack. So in this case ENG ranks higher than the sub continent players and also current all the suncontinent teams are more or less lacking in experience which might be a factor there.
I think that is more to do with the times of year they are played. England has a contract with Sky (TV broadcaster) that they play 8 summer tests a year in England and field the strongest team possible. These tests overlap with IPL so makes most players unavailable for the majority of IPL. The BBL happens in our winter so there are no obligations (especially this year) We normally do badly in Aus, hopefully this year will be better.
You need to be tecnically better to score there specially against better pace attack. So in this case ENG ranks higher than the sub continent players
I'm looking forward to Aus-Ind ODI's this will give us a better idea where teams are. I don't know what India or other teams were like before the IPL but I assume experience of this has improved them. Shame our players don't get the experience, I've just read KP's book and this is one of the main themes
I'm looking forward to Aus-Ind ODI's this will give us a better idea where teams are
Definately this will give them lot of confidence if they are able to perform well.
I don't know what India or other teams were like before the IPL but I assume experience of this has improved them.
This has given them the confidence and money but I am not sure if IPL has anyway contributed to the betterment in the quality of the players. In fact some good players are being ignored because of this.
I participated in Microsoft Lumia #MakeItHappen campaign in December. Yesterday I recieved an email saying that I was shortlisted(among total of 31) guys. They asked me to provide my Mailing address and contact number.
Any idea what these guys must be up to. Will I be getting something from Microsoft. LET THE SPECULATION BEGIN. Lets see if someone could guess it correctly (We will know the result once i get something from them).
P.S. Really hoping to get a MSFT Band. I just love that thing.
This time, Govt. morons have crossed all the limits in advertising our state. I am shocked to know that Ahmedabad-G'nagar highway is blocked for public till the end of summit. Last year i was working with the firm which is situated just 1km from Mahatma Mandir, we faced too many difficulties because of this summit e.g. unnecessary road blocks.
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