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Eshen
July 20, 2010, 05:33 PM
While Siddons and his fans were suffering from the euphoria of "progress", Ireland and Netherlands have shown what progress really means! Credit should be given where it's due.

Those two wins by associates further strengthens the claim for second tier of Test cricket consisting Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, and, possibly Afghanland (Afghanistan).

Roni_uk
July 20, 2010, 05:36 PM
Add scotland to your list of congrats. They are just unlucky. We would have lost by 120 runs or by 8 wickets easily against them.

Antora
July 20, 2010, 05:39 PM
Congrats to them :) they deserve to win .

zman
July 20, 2010, 06:01 PM
Those two wins by associates further strengthens the claim for second tier of Test cricket consisting Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, and, possibly Afghanland (Afghanistan).
Ditto...
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We have only one such player in Shakib who’s received invitation to play for a county team. Guess it’s one of the perks of being a wealthy nation that you can attract such high quality players without having to groom them just by offering citizenship and giving them the opportunity to play for a national team :(

Tiger-ess
July 20, 2010, 06:08 PM
Congtratz to Holland for making it to the ICC ODI rankings (due to this win)
Even though I was shattered when they beat England in 2009 and I was EXTRA shattered today, they fully deserved victory and hats off to them for the way they played!

Just do us a favour dutch...dont ever defeat bangladesh again!! it hurts :(

al Furqaan
July 20, 2010, 06:56 PM
While Siddons and his fans were suffering from the euphoria of "progress", Ireland and Netherlands have shown what progress really means! Credit should be given where it's due.

Those two wins by associates further strengthens the claim for second tier of Test cricket consisting Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Ireland, Netherlands, Scotland, and, possibly Afghanland (Afghanistan).

possibly afghanistan?

afghanistan has battered the netherlands on multiple occaisions, in all forms of the game. if netherlands deserves a 2nd tier test status, so too does Afghanistan.

at any rate, i still feel like this is not an adequate representation of our capability. and i'm strictly against 2nd tier Test status...teams should be brought up, not taken down. we will learn nothing from whipping the likes of those teams in 4 day tests/FC matches. nothing significant, that is.

we need to continue to play WI, NZ, PAK in test matches to improve, with the same freqiuency of home/away series against the top sides of India, Aus, Eng, SA. playing a series of 3 tests every year home and away against zimbabwe should be enough "minnow bashing" to develop.

and i think teams like Ireland and Afghanistan should be given test status immediately as they've proven they can be a handful to any side if given proper support (eg. not have their top players stolen by England).

One World
July 20, 2010, 09:02 PM
I do not see any problem in 2-tier, that is what relegation league is in local competitions.