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Old 12-21-12, 13:21
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India take international T20 so seriously, always packing their team with established senior players like Gambhir, Dhoni and Yuvraj. Just about every other country uses it as an opportunity to play some youngsters. No way would India give someone like Dananjaya (who played for Sri Lanka at the recent World Cup) or Maxwell (ditto, for Australia) a chance, and that is hurting their youth development. Their youngsters only get to play in the rubbish Ranji Trophy competition (which is laughably weighted in favour of batsmen) or the IPL, and thus never get exposed to proper quality bowling/batting until they make their international debuts.
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India take international T20 so seriously, .
We also take it seriously

Just really shows the mindset of the sub continent teams and the cricketing culture of the sub continent.
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Old 12-21-12, 20:39
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Which is a shame. International T20 matches, except maybe the World Cup, should be treated like the Tour de l'Avenir.
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Which is a shame. International T20 matches, except maybe the World Cup, should be treated like the Tour de l'Avenir.
Agree, I don't even bother about todays horrible showing from NZ (I know there's no hope for tests without southee and taylor).
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Old 12-22-12, 20:07
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I just love the silence that follows in the crowd in a cricket match in India whenever the visiting team does something good. This was just brilliant, Eoin Morgan's last-ball six to win a T20 earlier today. Start watching at about 13 minutes, and relish the silence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...9948gnY#t=783s
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Old 12-22-12, 20:37
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Which is a shame. International T20 matches, except maybe the World Cup, should be treated like the Tour de l'Avenir.
I didn't watch a single T20 World cup match on home soil until our SF with Pak istan.
The overdose of T20 makes me sick. However we are more likely to win a ODI WC or T20 WC than attaining World No 1 ranking in Tests, hence the shorter formats are often prioritized.

Anyway Glad that the English have even beaten India at their favourite format
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Old 12-22-12, 21:08
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That silence is just so unsporting, it's as though they saw a cricketer pass away on the field whenever someone hits a boundary or takes a wicket.

Indian cricket fans are the worst in the world.
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That silence is just so unsporting, it's as though they saw a cricketer pass away on the field whenever someone hits a boundary or takes a wicket.

Indian cricket fans are the worst in the world.
Without a doubt.

And remember the treatment given out to their players after their exits at the 1996 and 2007 World Cups.
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Old 12-23-12, 10:07
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Calcutta is the worst place for it, with those disgraceful riots in 1996. What do they hope to achieve? All they're doing is destroying their own public property over sport.

What happened in 2007? The standard treatment (i.e. burning effigies of the players)?
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I believe that Clarke won't play on Boxing Day. Anyone else have any thoughts on this issue?
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