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Cricket people!Ok i know most of you are probably from the states and i have a great amount of respect for your team (yes you have one!) cause although the aussies nailed you pretty hard, you got matt hayden out, and that takes effort *applauds* anyone else follow cricket?
#1  Posted 10 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 4 Cool
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Australia officially sucks.

Imagine losing to Sri Lanka

Goddamn. I really really hope we don't lose the ashes..
#1,021  Posted 4 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
supafitz Cannonball
Or hopefully New Zealand can grind A draw against India, or you know, get a catch.
#1,022  Posted 4 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
#1,023  Posted 4 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Didn't think I would find a cricket thread here on RT to be honest.

I am predicting Pakistan to win the WC against the Kiwis in the final.
#1,024  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Would love to see those two in the final.
#1,025  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
IPL anyone? Knight Riders and the Indians looking very good
#1,026  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 1 Ditto
In reply to Posseidon, #1026:

mumbai is looking nice!!! sachin is a god!
#1,027  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Tuskers have started to really pick up there game, beating the probable 3 favourites for the tournament.
#1,028  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
In reply to Posseidon, #1028:

yeah that was a huge win today and the other day against chennai in the rain
#1,029  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
did anyone see chris gayle's century the other day?
#1,030  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
In reply to Senor_Nacho, #1030:

Yeah, the man is a beast...
#1,031  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Not to but in but as an American who wants to learn more.....WTF? I have asked friends from Ireland and Pakistan what the rules are how the game works and they try for like two minutes to explain it then say well you have to grow up with the game to understand. I sat and watched about 2 hours of a game and came away more confused than when I started. Any place you can point me to try and learn more about it....understand it and maybe even grow t appreciate it?
#1,032  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Not hard to learn, harder to explain... Yeah I tried writing out an explanation, was becoming a wall of text, Wikipedia will tell you everything but I don't know how that'll suit your needs, here's the first part of the introduction.

Cricket is a bat-and-ball team game. Many variations exist, with its most popular form played on an oval-shaped outdoor arena known as a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch that is the focus of the game. A game is contested between two teams of eleven players each. One team bats, trying to score as many runs as possible while the other team bowls and fields, trying to dismiss the batsmen and thus limit the runs scored by the batting team. A run is scored by the striking batsman hitting the ball with his bat, running to the opposite end of the pitch and touching the crease there without being dismissed. The teams switch between batting and fielding at the end of an innings.
#1,033  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
The IPL blows, it's all about the County Championship.
#1,034  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 0 Cool
In reply to mealy58, #1032:

really dude, i was in the same boat as you a couple weeks ago but after reading some rules and watching a couple matches on youtube (which you can on the "indiatimes" channel) i caught on pretty easily. it's a fun game to watch
#1,035  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
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I both play end Enjoy watching cricket.. quite a summer England are having :)
#1,036  Posted 3 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Man, India was destroyed in their tour of Australia so far, and although they won the last T20 (great game to watch), they had 3 balls left in the game, and watching that last over was insane, especially with my parents trying to sleep and having to listen to me yelling at the T.V.
#1,037  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 1 Ditto
supafitz Cannonball
I got a few complaints when I was watching NZ v AUS in Hobart, those last few wickets I got very very loud, now Im sitting at work watching Zim v NZ, during our National Holiday, YAY ME
#1,038  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 1 Cool
Great tie between Australia and West Indies
#1,039  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Is anybody watching England vs West Indies or has anyone been following the Indian Premier League?
#1,040  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Nah, I kinda stop paying attention to cricket the moment AFL starts in March. Anything interesting going on?
#1,041  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote  |  + 1 Cool
Well the West Indian cricket board seems to be a bit rubbish and they're not paying the players enough or something. Half of the team were off as guns for hire in the IPL so it looks like England are going to win this series. I think the big focus is when South Africa tour England later this year. That's a clash of the titans I think.
#1,042  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Huh, didn't a similar thing happen with Sri Lanka?
#1,043  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Not that I can remember, but Ma-flinger retired from Test cricket because of concerns about the toll it takes on him and basically plays in the formats where flinging yorkers for four overs is valuable.
#1,044  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
No I think it was similar at least with Malinga. He says it was because of the toll it takes on him but if we was really into playing test cricket for his country then he would have given up on the IPL, he is clearly better suited to limited over cricket though. I hate his action anyway, I don't know how they approved it. He was the 3rd best wicket taker in the IPL so he's still got it but he'd rather be a gun for hire. Sri Lanka still has it's top players apart from him, Jayawardene, Sangakara and such still play in both. Jayawardene finished his test and then went to the IPL rather than a few west Indians who are the other way round.
#1,045  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
His action is straight armed, sure the angle is extreme, but still straight armed, no where near as controversial as Muruli's imo.
#1,046  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Straight arm yes, my problem is the angle. If that's a rule then they should change it because he's bowling from such a low height then it's easier for him to bowl yorkers to the tip of the bat and it's a lot harder to get under it. I just think there should be a 'less than 45 degrees between your head and your arm' rule or something.
#1,047  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
Yes!! Cricket fans on RT! I knew there would always be a few in every forum...
#1,048  Posted 2 years ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
In reply to muffinnuffin, #1048:

Thread Resurrection

Who's been loving the way the Aussies are going in the Boxing Day Test?
#1,049  Posted 1 year ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
In reply to e5pg, #1049:

Anyone tickled by the Shane Warne/Marlon Samuels spat the other night in the BBL? England ODIs in India will be either amazing or more painful than tooth extraction...
#1,050  Posted 1 year ago  |  Reply  |  Quote
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