State of SA

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Re: State of SA

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franco vazquez wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:52 am
There are so many bad teams atm in cricket that all of them except Aus, Eng, Ind, NZ deserve to play qualifiers in order to get into WC. SA is at its worst atm and the direction in which its heading, i dont see them getting any better in next 10 years. Even in UK, the cricket is a sport just enjoyed by rich white people or British Asians. WI is getting better tbh, especially with the new management in WICB, SL is in dumps, Bangladesh is where it has been since ages, their current crop is not good at all. Severe lack of talent, their current team is like leagues below Kenya of 1996-2003. The only reason why they look better is because the other teams are getting worse. Pakistan is in a similar position but its still like 1000 times better than Bangladesh would beat them easily in any neutral venue.


ICC has to be the worst board in all the sports. If they were more focused on spreading the game rather than getting bullied by a third world country like India, Cricket would have been much better and I wouldn't have been embarrassed to tell the girl I'm into that cricket is my fav sport.
Even in Australia, Cricket isnt that popular really.
It has next to no female support. The ones that do are either carpetlickers or very tomboyish, and not the ones you'd try and slide into their DM's, put it that way.
You also wouldnt brag about being a good cricketer, unless you were making money, in which case thats what its about.

It isnt seen as a cool/glam sport. Not like NRL or AFL. If those guys go to a club for example, they get mobbed. Those are the sports Aussies genuinely get passionate about, plus soccer on a participation level.

You are only famous or a household name once you are an Aussie superstar. No one except enthusiasts would be able to name more than ten to twelve current players.

It does benefit from being the only summer sport played traditionally, and that its easy to sign up and play for a team.
So yes, it is a popular sport, but not as much as people think.
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Re: State of SA

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franco vazquez wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:52 am
There are so many bad teams atm in cricket that all of them except Aus, Eng, Ind, NZ deserve to play qualifiers in order to get into WC. SA is at its worst atm and the direction in which its heading, i dont see them getting any better in next 10 years. Even in UK, the cricket is a sport just enjoyed by rich white people or British Asians. WI is getting better tbh, especially with the new management in WICB, SL is in dumps, Bangladesh is where it has been since ages, their current crop is not good at all. Severe lack of talent, their current team is like leagues below Kenya of 1996-2003. The only reason why they look better is because the other teams are getting worse. Pakistan is in a similar position but its still like 1000 times better than Bangladesh would beat them easily in any neutral venue.


ICC has to be the worst board in all the sports. If they were more focused on spreading the game rather than getting bullied by a third world country like India, Cricket would have been much better and I wouldn't have been embarrassed to tell the girl I'm into that cricket is my fav sport.

South Africa will definitely get better, they have so much talent. Bangladesh is also slowly but surely getting better, compare their fast bowlers to the ones a decade ago. Batsmen like Liton Das arent that bad either. Sri Lanka are the only team looking purely hopeless right now with players coming and leaving very quickly.

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:42 am
It has next to no female support. The ones that do are either carpetlickers or very tomboyish, and not the ones you'd try and slide into their DM's, put it that way.
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Re: State of SA

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South Africa 63/4 against Pakistan in the first ODI, miserable failures for Bavuma and Klaseen who looked completely out of sorts.

I seriously don't understand how can Bavuma be leading this side and how can they still manage to get Klaseen and Phelukwayo in the side..

Somehow Verreynne still can't make it to the playing XI.

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Re: State of SA

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Disgusting how verreyne can't get in this side

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Re: State of SA

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:42 am
franco vazquez wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:52 am
There are so many bad teams atm in cricket that all of them except Aus, Eng, Ind, NZ deserve to play qualifiers in order to get into WC. SA is at its worst atm and the direction in which its heading, i dont see them getting any better in next 10 years. Even in UK, the cricket is a sport just enjoyed by rich white people or British Asians. WI is getting better tbh, especially with the new management in WICB, SL is in dumps, Bangladesh is where it has been since ages, their current crop is not good at all. Severe lack of talent, their current team is like leagues below Kenya of 1996-2003. The only reason why they look better is because the other teams are getting worse. Pakistan is in a similar position but its still like 1000 times better than Bangladesh would beat them easily in any neutral venue.


ICC has to be the worst board in all the sports. If they were more focused on spreading the game rather than getting bullied by a third world country like India, Cricket would have been much better and I wouldn't have been embarrassed to tell the girl I'm into that cricket is my fav sport.
Even in Australia, Cricket isnt that popular really.
It has next to no female support. The ones that do are either carpetlickers or very tomboyish, and not the ones you'd try and slide into their DM's, put it that way.
You also wouldnt brag about being a good cricketer, unless you were making money, in which case thats what its about.

It isnt seen as a cool/glam sport. Not like NRL or AFL. If those guys go to a club for example, they get mobbed. Those are the sports Aussies genuinely get passionate about, plus soccer on a participation level.

You are only famous or a household name once you are an Aussie superstar. No one except enthusiasts would be able to name more than ten to twelve current players.

It does benefit from being the only summer sport played traditionally, and that its easy to sign up and play for a team.
So yes, it is a popular sport, but not as much as people think.
Whilst I kinda agree Zimdoggy, it's a bit outdated. There are a lot more women playing cricket now although the guys and girls mostly don't mix at the cricket club. One or two date each other.

It is also quite popular like i mean people would be interested if you were a state cricketer or play big bash but the path to get there Is a hard largely unrecognised slog.

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Re: State of SA

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ZIMDOGGY wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:42 am

Even in Australia, Cricket isnt that popular really.
It has next to no female support. The ones that do are either carpetlickers or very tomboyish, and not the ones you'd try and slide into their DM's, put it that way.
You also wouldnt brag about being a good cricketer, unless you were making money, in which case thats what its about.

It isnt seen as a cool/glam sport. Not like NRL or AFL. If those guys go to a club for example, they get mobbed. Those are the sports Aussies genuinely get passionate about, plus soccer on a participation level.

You are only famous or a household name once you are an Aussie superstar. No one except enthusiasts would be able to name more than ten to twelve current players.

It does benefit from being the only summer sport played traditionally, and that its easy to sign up and play for a team.
So yes, it is a popular sport, but not as much as people think.
Whilst you're not wrong to a degree, you also are wrong to a degree.

Cricket does have female support and it's getting bigger. Only need to look at the growth of the WBBL to see that. The T20 WC also did well, particularly the final. It's getting a lot of sponsorship funding now too.

I think you'll find that cricket is definitely still a popular sport in Australia, but just not to the level other countries such as India and Pakistan take it.

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Re: State of SA

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Wow! Quite a thriller of a series going on between South Africa and Pakistan! What an innings today by Fakhar Zaman, world record for highest individual score batting second, 193.

Also the 2nd highest score in a losing cause, behind Charles Coventry's 194.

1-1 with one to go.

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Re: State of SA

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bavuma did well...

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Re: State of SA

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Beurin Hendricks getting into the XI must be such a slap in the face to lads like Nandre Burger and Marco Jansen. He is seriously not good enough for this level. Sipamla isn't a LOI bowler either and yet he still gets a game. Ridiculous selection

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