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The Great Cricket Debate: India’s #1 Status and The BCCI

There is a lot of rankling outside of the sphere of India and her fans that, India have basically lucked in to the #1 Test Side status, since they have not beaten neither Australia nor South Africa in a test series away! (Apparently there is an unwritten rule in test match rankings that you had to wrest the #1 status from the cold, dead fingers of the previous holder of the title).

I was roped in by the good folks at World Cricket Watch to enter a debate with one of their columnist, Matt Wood (who is an Aussie living in Canada). So, Matt and I, started an email back and forth, conducted over a few days discussing India’s #1 test status and the workings of the BCCI. We thought we could include a discussion on the upcoming Australia’s tour of India but the debate quickly got out of control and so, we left it out for another time.

Click here for the debate published at WCW. Your thoughts and comments are most welcome.

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Slowing Down Simon Hughes

Former Test Match Special commentator and current columnist for The Daily Telegraph, put together a laundry list of 10 reasons why England will be the number one test side. These do not include getting Freddie Flintoff back or a secret project that has been teaching Steve Harmison to bounce the ball within the cut strip.

I take a look at the route the current test number one side, India took to get there and evaluate England’s chances of achieving the same .

The article is published at The Reverse Sweep as part of their 100 days till the Ashes Feature. Read on. Your comments are most welcome.

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