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Monday, October 10, 2005

Not-so-superseries Part 2

The World XI was beaten badly three times. If this was a true reflection of the state of world cricket, the game would be in trouble. However, it is not and the reason that the matches were so one sided was basically because the World had nothing to play for. The team also was politically choosen. For example, Brian Lara was in the team for all three matches and got no runs. He had been going through a form slump for months yet was still picked. It would have looked unbalanced if there was more than three players from any one country, but it may very well warrent it. The idea that you would get a great team from great players is unfounded and should be left in the realm of the Playstation.

1 Comments:

  • At 12:30 pm, October 11, 2005, Blogger Potentially Ash said…

    I think it has more to do with the method of selection. the ICC ranking have quite a lag time, so even though lara hasn't been playing cricket for the last 4 months his ranking is still very good. Pick players on form, not class and it might have been different. but, hay, eny excuse for some test cricket, right.

     

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