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This is going to be a massive year for cricket, with England hosting the World Cup and then the Ashes. If you wanted to sum up the Cricket365 view it would be this: we hate the idea of a 10-team World Cup at a time when – not coincidentally – the depth in men’s international cricket has never been greater, and also think the Ashes happens a bit too often these days – but we’re still massively, giddily, stupidly excited about both.
We love Test cricket, but give us a cracking T20 over a dull five-day draw.
We love 30-run overs and 50-run sessions, forward defensives and reverse ramps.
We love innovation, but wicketkeepers should always wear long sleeves (with one obvious exception, of course).
We’re still not sure about four-day Tests.
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Dave Tickner, aka @tickerscricket
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Forget what Justin Langer and Virat Kohli have said, Jonny says get stuck in.
Jacques Kallis thinks South Africa need to “rebuild” their side and “change their mentality” just like England have done.
“We’re trying but it’s just not good enough. Obviously I’m human as well, so it will keep chipping at me.”
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Australia coach Justin Langer believes England are...
“Until the game is over, there will be nothing friendly about it.”