Southern Stars Vs Silver Ferns.

baggygreen man

also known as Richie or Baggers
Staff member
Pretty gutless from us overall in both short forms of the game... well done to your team though Richie, that's a very impressive record they have in ODIs đź‘Ť
I guess so to rank alongside that great Ponting led outfit is some feat. Mal I have said this before but why the hell wasnt a coupla Tests scheduled with your Black Caps this summer.. or at the very least an ODI series.
 

Signman

also known as Mal
Totally agree Richie, we should definitely be playing against your blokes this summer in some form of cricket... very disappointing !
 

baggygreen man

also known as Richie or Baggers
Staff member
Its a bloody no brainer Pete given that we have all but eradicated Covid.. and are just across the ditch from each other. IPL that is the reason. Covid meant it is being played now when our blokes shud be home preparing for our test summer by playing red ball domestic cricket. Have you seen the obscene salaries those at top of the IPL pile are paid to lure them to the comp?
 

Signman

also known as Mal
That's for sure Craig, there's just no logic in their thinking, as you say we are only across the ditch from each other - yeah, the IPL is definitely the reason because of the big money they can lure players with... personally have hardly ever bothered to watch much of that garbage comp, it looks so manufactured, it's like the bowlers are trying to bowl a lot of poor balls on purpose so batsmen can smash the ball into stands to keep the crowds happy.

The amount of money the top players receive in the IPL is ridiculous - that basically comes down to an owner really wanting a certain player or players so they end up paying them much more than what they are worth... honestly the owners have more bloody money than sense.
 
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