Cricket Part II


#8332

They are considering tossing the toss


#8333

It’s been a bad 2018 for tossers. Dave Warner suspended and now this.


#8334

This has got to come in.


#8335

awful idea. No just no


#8336

Really? I’m with Noonan


#8337

Might make the Poms think about rolling out greentops if they know they have to bat first on them.


#8338

doubt it, they will still produce greentops. Just think its a dumb idea. its gone from being slightly in favour of the home team(providing you win the coin toss) to giving the visiting team a massive advantage.

It will just make home teams doctor the pitches even more to get an advantage


#8339

How is it a massive advantage to the away team unless the pitch is unfair to a team batting first or last?

And how can the home team doctor the pitch to favour themselves if they don’t know when they’ll be batting?

It should encourage the home team to produce fairer pitches that provide an even contest between bat and ball for the duration of the match


#8340

Got no problems with doing away with the toss but I don’t want to see pitch doctoring taken out of the game. I want to see a variety of pitches that make it hard for opposition sides. Last thing we want is uniform pitches, may aswell play on concrete and matting


#8341

it should but it won’t. India will just produce even dustier turning pitches that will be full of cracks by the start of day 1. England will just produce even grassier greentops. They will find a way.


#8342

Test toss off?
So who tosses off?
And is it in private or on the ground.


#8343

I think it use to happen in the channel 9 commentary box…oh you meant the coin toss


#8344

Psst, Ian you’re on!


#8345

Michael Clarke wouldn’t even need to use his hands. Pretty happy with himself, Michael.


#8346

The great AB Devilliers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Where does he rate amongst the modern greats?
Lara
Tendulkar
Ponting
Smith
Kohli


#8347

Kohli and Devilliers are a level down.

Poor old Kallis.
Oh, oh, Tendulkar has 51 tons!
Well…you know…Kallis has 45.
And he’s taken 292 wickets.


#8348

Lara, tendulkar, kallis and Ponting are unmatched (well, it’s them 4 then the rest)

Smith, kohli and devilliers next (ABD better than them 2 at the moment)


#8349

Yeah Kallis is definitely up there also.
That wasn’t my list in order. Just a few off the top of my head


#8350

The knock on Kallis was that he batted too slowly to the detriment of his team in certain instances.

But 45 tons, 290 wickets and aboutaa trillion catches in the slips, yeah he gets picked in every world XI


#8351

Devilliers is below Hayden.
Easily.

And I have Smith above Hayden and Kholi, begrudingly, about equal.

Devilliers isn’t in the top tier conversation.
Kholi and Smith either are or will be.