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Do you like the game CRICKET?

 
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If you like cricket let me know your views on the following
1.) Which is the Best Cricketing team in the world in Test and one dayers
2.) Mention the best top 5 batsmens (presently playing) in the world cricket
Justify your views
 
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Cricket? Is that something like the Beatles?
 
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Some of my Indian collegues talk about it. However, I am as ignorant about it as they are about baseball
 
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Crickett was David Carradines name on Kung Fu before he became grasshopper right?
 
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i actaully watched a Cricket match in Singapore a few years ago... very interesting game. however, that is the extent of my knowledge.
 
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Cricket is a game, say somewhat similar to baseball. Mainly played by selected countries like India, Pakistan, Srilanka, England, Newzealand, SouthAfrica, WestIndies etc.
As an Indian, I used to love Cricket. But now that I am away from my home and cannot see the game as much as I used to, its no longer of much interest. Martin Fowler has this link in his webpage which gives you everything you need to know on Cricket. http://www.cricinfo.org/
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Originally posted by Menon Hema:
Cricket is a game, say somewhat similar to baseball.

Similar in the sense that staring at a basketball hoop for three days is similar to watching a basketball game. I saw a cricket match in England once. The best part was the tea breaks.
 
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I guess a person's view on cricket really depends on which hemisphere they grew up or live in.
Myself, being from NZ, I grew up with cricket, as Menon mentioned countries such as NZ, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India , England are pretty much the only countries involved.
We pretty much have cricket in summer and then rugby in winter (NZ, Australia, South Africa).
As for cricket, one day matches are good, but test matches (which span over 5-days) forget it, very boring.
Anyway, an interesting piece of triva you might not know:
I am sure you have all heard of Russell Crowe (from Gladiator, LA Confidential etc), anyway he is cousin of 2 famous NZ cricket players, namely Martin and Jeff Crowe.
Enjoy.
 
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Cricket is fun if you do it right. You need a day off, fine weather, tickets to Lord's (or other major grounds) on a test day, a large cooler bag full of cold beer, friends (preferably carrying extra cooler bags), a hat and some sunblock. And possibly a sandwich to take care of lunch.
 
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Originally posted by uppi:
If you like cricket let me know your views on the following
1.) Which is the Best Cricketing team in the world in Test and one dayers
2.) Mention the best top 5 batsmens (presently playing) in the world cricket
Justify your views


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Just to get back on subject, I'm hoping Australia is No. 1, but I'd rather have a strong competition than sit through a summer of but-kicking.
Steve and Mark Waugh as two of the top batsmen? (For those who don't know, they are twin brothers who have played 100 international level games together!)
And Jason, I disagree! Zimbabwa, Holland, United Arab Emirates, West Indies and I'm sure I can think of more! Even the USA could field an International team, there are apparently about 100 teams in the Bay Area...
 
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Originally posted by George Brown:
Cricket is fun if you do it right. You need a day off, fine weather, tickets to Lord's (or other major grounds) on a test day, a large cooler bag full of cold beer, friends (preferably carrying extra cooler bags), a hat and some sunblock. And possibly a sandwich to take care of lunch.


With all the other stuff you could remove "cricket" and replace with almost anything. "Want to go watch bass fishing? I have a cooler full of beer and some sandwiches."
 
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Cricket is not just a action packed game. It is a mind game. If you understand how it is played and rules properly you can surely enjoy the stratergies adapted and how it will be countered by the opposition.
 
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