Cricket 24/7  

Welcome to the Cricket 24/7.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. There are also more forums available to members, such as the Lounge - where members chat about just about anything under the sun except cricket!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   Cricket 24/7 > Cricket Discussion Forums > Other International Teams
Register FAQDonate Members List Calendar Casino Articles Terms of Use Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28th June 2017, 13:37   #61
Posting Goddess
1000yardstare's Avatar
JA 827 Cummins 149 Wagner 147 TCurran 21 SCurran 4
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: London
Posts: 20,735

I wonder which county is going to get him.
1000yardstare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2018, 10:56   #62
International Material
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,673
India hammered Afghanistan on debut, the Afghans mustering 109 and 103 in being bowled out twice in a day and facing only just over 66 overs

It's only the FOURTH time in Tests a side has been dismissed twice on one day of cricket, 21st time a Test has ended inside two days, and this the first time in India.

Simmons, former West Indian cricketer, points out "the learning curve is huge", did he seriously expect otherwise just because they are half decent in ODIs, T20Is and now cluttering the Test scene...?!?!?

Record for Afghanistan

Tests : P1 W0 D0 L1
ODIs* : P98 W51 L45 NR 2
T20Is* : P66 W44 L22 NR 0

*includes a LOT against the likes of Holland, Canada etc so split :

vs BAN/IRE/WIN/ZIM : P52 W28 L23 NR 1
vs rest : P37 W23 L13 NR 1

Quite why they got thrust into Tests doG only knows, not beaten a frontline Test nation, just about better than breaking even against the other Test nations and about a 2-1 win ration over the rest.

T20Is pretty much same as ODIs, played 8 and lost 8 against the top sides, 7-0 vs Zimbabwe, 7-3 vs Ireland, 3-1 vs Bangladesh and 1-3 vs West Indies so hold their own against the weaker Test nations but now crept up to 18 matches in various formats against the top sides and lost all of them.

You'd think the ICC would wait until they'd shown some steel against top sides in T20Is or ODIs, and come out with some wins, before sticking them in at the deep end.

Ireland may not have beaten Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa or Sri Lanka in ODIs, but at least have a win over both England and Pakistan, although I'd still suggest that their elevation to Test status is political and based on perceptions far more than merit. Sure you can take matches close without winning them, but surely you should be doing a bit better in terms of wins in a more level playing field of ODIs before becoming a Test nation.
Rebelstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th June 2018, 11:08   #63
Ali TT
Posting God
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 18,468
Reading the above post may cause bouts of nausea.
Ali TT is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:06.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.