North v South Game, partially picked using the MVP rankings? Hello Southern XI with Napier, Trego & Stevens..
Sadly none of them have ended up in the Southern team, I guess when you merge the squads it's essentially a large England Lions team.
Bizarre that the ECB have been so keen to hype up this series but then it's going to be in the UAE where nobody will watch, and they didn't sell the TV rights to anyone. Would've been a great chance to sell them to some free to view channel, but alas.
I'm predicting a 2-1 North win. Not sure if this series warrants it's own thread so I stuck it in here!
Umar Akmal dropped from the Pakistan champions trophy squad on fitness grounds. So far so normal, but look who's head of selectors - captain kettle or what?
In an annual assessment earlier this year, Akmal had weighed 91kgs with a fat-level reading of 115.6 - a measurement of over 100 is considered high.
Fitness has become a priority for Pakistan in the recent past, with the PCB backing the selectors and the team management to enforce strict policies. "We had a set a fitness standard which isn't really a tough one to start with," chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said. "But he still didn't meet the average level. So whoever the player is, whatever his performance is like, we could not select him. Akmal being dropped is a reprimand and it's a major blow for any player. He is a good player, we needed him, but we had to take a decision."
Balladeer: Happy new year and Christmas and all that to all. (Sorry - again, I mostly browse on mobile, so didn't see your earlier wishes!)
Dec 31, 2020 8:55:05 GMT
Mattzo: I hope you are all well, and good luck for 2021.
Dec 29, 2020 20:14:16 GMT
nemouk: Merry Boxing Day Test Eve!
Dec 25, 2020 12:59:41 GMT
waughandpeace: Merry Christmas all, and a happy new year - fingers crossed we'll all be back watching more cricket in 21
Dec 25, 2020 2:01:50 GMT
pierredelafranchesca: Gale and Pyrah to support Lions as coaches.....OK, i mean Gale has been shit for Yorks and is potentially neck deep in this racism case, but sure why not. In fact, keep the useless prick.
Dec 1, 2020 14:52:55 GMT
Balladeer: Definitely needed to be a thread. I came up with one of the same answers as you because I can't see the chatbox on mobile.
Jun 22, 2020 16:14:58 GMT