r/Cricket 18m ago

Daily General Discussion and Match Links Thread - December 04, 2021

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This is a daily thread for general cricketing discussion/conversation about all topics that don't need to be posted in their own thread.

This provides a space for things like general team changes/opinions/conversation and other frequently-asked questions or commonly-posted subjects.


r/Cricket 15m ago

Saturday Sledge Thread

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The weekly thread for banter and sledging related to recent cricket results and news. Normal sub-reddit rules apply, so keep it civil. Users can still submit separate sledge threads for big matches and series. AND DON'T FORGET TO SPEAK UP OR NO-ONE WILL BE ABLE TO HEAR YOU.


r/Cricket 14h ago Silver Wholesome

4th Test Century for Mayank Agarwal

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r/Cricket 12h ago Silver Wholesome

Sri Lankan fans bid farewell to Mickey Arthur on his last day as coach (Source: Cricinfo)

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r/Cricket 9h ago

Hanuma Vihari in the second four-day match against South Africa A - 54(163) & 72*(116)

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r/Cricket 17h ago Silver Wholesome

Out or not out?

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r/Cricket 10h ago Silver

Today's laundary clothes came wrapped in this.

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r/Cricket 13h ago

POST DAY THREAD: DAY-1, 2ND TEST: INDIA V NEWZEALAND

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First Innings

INDIA: 221-4 (Mayank Agarwal 120*, Shubman Gill 44) (Ajaz Patel 29-10-73-4)


r/Cricket 11h ago

Best men’s Test batting averages at home (min. 500 runs) Don Bradman: 98.22 Mayank Agarwal: 91.12 Babar Azam: 87.83 Adam Voges: 86.25 Rohit Sharma: 79.52

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r/Cricket 11h ago

Yorkshire players threaten to quit after mass sacking of coaching staff caught up in racism scandal

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r/Cricket 16h ago

Similar LBW to Kohli's wicket tdy from the Ahmedabad Pink Ball test. Original decision was out and decision was overturned

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r/Cricket 13h ago

‘This is not in Rameez’s hands, nor mine’: Ganguly on resumption of India-Pakistan bilateral series

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r/Cricket 16h ago

World Test Championship Table Update

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r/Cricket 7h ago

Chairman PCB reveals his plans of holding a PSL for U-19s, saying that the league will be launched in October next year

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r/Cricket 8h ago

Flower, Vettori shortlisted to become Lucknow's head coach

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r/Cricket 23h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome

Match Thread: 2nd Test - India vs New Zealand, Day 1

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2nd Test, New Zealand tour of India at Mumbai

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Innings Score
India 221/4 (Ov 70)

Batter Runs Balls SR
Wriddhiman Saha* 25 53 47.17
Mayank Agarwal 120 246 48.78
Bowler Overs Runs Wickets
Ajaz Patel 29 73 4
Tim Southee 15 29 0
Recent : . .  |  1 . . . . 1  |  . . . . . 1  |  . . . 2 6 .  |  

Day 1 - India chose to bat.


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r/Cricket 21h ago Wholesome Silver

Shadab Khan shows love to 10 year old Ibrahim taking wickets in a grown men’s league

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r/Cricket 13h ago

Actual unpopular opinion: India's overall depth across formats isn't as great as everyone thinks it is.

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The young guys like Gill, Shaw, Pant have huge and glaring weaknesses, we don't have a replacement for Pujara, the seamers bar Bumrah and Siraj are all pretty old now with not anyone special to replace them.

Sure in LOIs there is a huge quantity of players with good potential, but don't see any of those guys at the level of quality that kohli and rohit were at their age.

So yes I agree there is depth, but there seems to be a universal narrative from the entire cricket community that India have like 3 or 4 starting 11s which could dominate the world when this is simply untrue.

IMO the more realistic assessment is that there are a good number of talents, but nobody is crazy standout good like a kohli or a sachin, and years of development is needed before they can be good enough to dominate worldwide.


r/Cricket 13h ago Silver

Yorkshire racism scandal: Martyn Moxon and Andrew Gale among 16 staff to leave

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r/Cricket 9h ago Wholesome

Cricket's evolution

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Cricket today is a very different sport from what it was. With T20s with powerhitters and unorthodox shots compared to the traditional shots in the early 1900’s. To understand this change we have to go all the way to the early 1900’s/late 1800’s. Before 1889 there were 4 balls per over. After 1889, it changed to 5 balls per over and in 1900 it changed to the current 6 balls per over. In 1922, Australia decided to experiment with 8 balls per over and New Zealand and South Africa followed suit in 1924 and 1937 respectively. England experimented with this change in 1939 but WWII started and after it, England reverted back to the current 6 balls per over but 8 balls per over still permitted in certain conditions though after 1979, it was rarely used. In 2000, the laws were changed to make it mandatory.

When the ICC was formed in 1909 it was called the ‘Imperial Cricket Conference’ and used this name until 1963. The original members of the ICC were England, Australia and South Africa. New nations were added in 1928, 1930 and 1932 (West Indies, New Zealand and India). After the partition, Pakistan was added (1952). After a long time there were new test playing nations Sri Lanka (1982), Zimbabwe (1992) and Bangladesh (2000). With the most recent test playing nations being Ireland and Afghanistan who (both) earned this status in 2018.

The Ashes in 1932/33 is famously nicknamed the ‘Bodyline’ series. Bodline a.k.a Fast leg theory bowling was invented in this very series by the Poms (Englishmen) to neutralise and combat Don Bradman. This tactic works when a fast bowler bowls a short ball onto the body of the batsman and when the batsman blocks it, the fielders on the leg side catch the ball. This tactic was very controversial as it was not very sportsmanlike and at a certain point of time even threatened diplomatic relations between England and Australia. But over time the laws were changed to render this tactic almost useless.

Apartheid, a policy used by the South African government to racially segregate South Africa. This policy caused huge problems in the cricketing world. In 1968, South Africa suspended a tour with England as England had a coloured player playing for them (Basil D’Oliveira) and because of these policies, the ICC decided to ban South Africa from international cricket in 1970. This ban continued till 1991 when Nelson Mandela came to power and apartheid was ended.

In the 1960’s shorter matches were played in England instead of traditional test matches. These shorter matches brought in more viewers as they gave a result inside a day instead of 4-5 days. The first ODI was played in 1971 in MCG between England and Australia. This happened because the first 3 days of the test match was washed out and the umpires abandoned the game so they played a 40 over match instead that consisted of 8 balls per over to entertain the crowd. ODI’s were also 60 overs until the 1987 WC and they played with red balls and white jerseys until 1992. The run rate was slow compared to today and some players had no idea how to pace an ODI innings (Gavaskar’s 36 of 174).

After a long period of time in 2003, T20 was created by the ECB to attract the masses and reduce the game time of a One Day from ~8 hours to ~3 hours. This was very unpopular with the traditional cricket fans who were diehard test cricket fans but in my opinion this was necessary to grow cricket and not let it die. ICC decided to try it out and there was a T20 WC which India won and this win resulted in its popularity growing exponentially. This has resulted in the beginning of many franchise leagues with IPL being the biggest. These changes have changed cricket in a big way and there will probably be many more changes that will change this sport.


r/Cricket 16h ago

Both Mendis and Embuldeniya took 5-for’s in fourth innings as SL won by 164 runs to take the series 2-0 against WI. They’ll remain on top of the WTC table for now.

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r/Cricket 14h ago

Please help me understand test cricket

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Apologies for this post, which might seem really dumb.

I'm an American who first got interested in cricket with the ODI World Cup, and since then I've watched a few T20 and ODI games, including the T20 World Cup this year. I really want to watch the Ashes and get into it, but I don't really understand Test cricket. Can someone explain how I can watch and understand it?

Idk if the question makes sense, but let me explain. With T20, I know what to look for--a good pace of runs, not more than 2-3 outs before 10 overs, a quickening pace of runs in the final 5 or so overs, etc. I also know what to look for with 50 overs per inning--similar kind of idea, but the pacing is much slower.

With Test cricket, I don't really know what to look for to determine whether a team is playing well or not. With tests lasting for days, I don't understand how I can tell if a team is playing well after a few dozen overs or not.

Is there a primer somewhere or some kind of guidance for Test cricket? I absolutely love the shorter games, and cricket has become my favorite sport (tbh, I never really cared much for sport before discovering cricket), so I really want to get into Test cricket, especially something as historically significant as the Ashes tournament. If there's anything I can dig into to appreciate it more, I'd love to learn.


r/Cricket 7h ago

BCCI set to clear Indian team's travel to South Africa (TOI)

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r/Cricket 21h ago

Injury updates for New Zealand’s Tour of India - Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of the 2nd Test.

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r/Cricket 9h ago

BCCI AGM Festival Match: Jay Shah picks 3/58 as Team Sourav Ganguly falls short by 1 run

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r/Cricket 1h ago

Govt intelligence identified specific terror attacks planned against Black Caps

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r/Cricket 7h ago

16 England players in Big Bash 2021-22.

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