I referring to their domestic players, they play loads of domestic cricket and also get to play in the IPL. What other country has the luxury of their up and coming players getting tested against the best?secretzimbo wrote: ↑Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:57 am^ Not sure on that. Most of their top players, centrally contracted or even IPL contracted, play relatively little domestic cricket it seems. Once their players 'make it' they seem to almost abandon their provincial teams completely.
Also I don't know about the quality, they have surely way too many teams and thats why in the Ranji Trophy you get mammoth innings totals and guys scoring double and triple hundreds relatively regularly. Big disparity between the strongest 8 or 9 teams and everyone else.
Obviously the big guns don’t play much domestic cricket, but the pathway they take to the top is easily the best in the world. That’s my point