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Old July 29, 2009, 06:13 PM
IanW IanW is offline
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They are traditional subcontinental tracks, and that leads to traditional subcontinental teams.

Look at the team in this match, 1966-7 Windies in India -

India don't have a fast bowler.

This team, the 1971 Pakistanis in England

Two quicks, one of whom is *the* Imran Khan at the very start of his career, and the other one is Asif Masood, whose 38 wickets in 16 tests at 41 puts him in the Rajib class (23 matches, 53 wickets at 43).

With the Pacer Hunt and the development programs, the BCB is doing all the right and appropriate things. Sure, they arent working fast enough for many of the Tiger fans, but, heck, you could have two Brett Lees and a Ben Hilfenhaus, and they'd be whining about not having a good old-ball bowler who can reverse swing.

Oh yeah, and as far as pitches in the West Indies, you've got a lot more sea breezes on small islands. Just be careful not to host cricket matches on the edge of the wet season, which starts in June and runs through to November, because then things will tend to get soggy.
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