|Author: Nithin 18 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
I was following Ireland ever since the 2011 WC they have many good players. Trent will retire soon but their open Paul Stirling is a Sewhwag in making. G.Dockrell is as good as vettori in in the line up. Ireland is a far better team Zimbabwe in my calculations
|Author: Balbir Singh 18 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 1 Voting Score: 0|
I think ICC must provide the Test Cricket Match Status to the Ireland country.
|Author: Gopal Ballav Mishra 19 Sep 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
Ireland should get the status as soon as possible, they have satisfied the major rule about winning the associate cup, but I think there is another rule that states that a country should have proper domestic and grass root level administration and tournaments. So, Ireland needs to develop that, which could take maybe another 2-3 years.
But, among the current associate nations Ireland is far better, and deserves to be in the elite league.
|Author: Rahul Sharma 20 Sep 2012 Member Level: Bronze Points : 6 (Rs 5) Voting Score: 0|
Allowing Ireland a test playing team status is more than just based on their performance. ICC really doesn't have have a fixed formula to award a nation Test cricket status, instead its more of a luck and lobbing involved. The decision of giving a team test status is decided in an ICC conference.
Bangladesh received its status of being a test playing nation just by defeating Pakistan in a world cup match. The reason was simple, at that time the President of ICC was mr. Jagmohan Dalmiya, he was in favor of getting Bangladesh Cricket Board in his favor for next ICC election, so he approved of it with no much trouble as its well known that BCCI is the most powerful and wealthy board in cricket. Additionally Kenya did some major work in 2003 world cup, they won against big teams and reached to the semi-finals, at that time it was said that they will prepare a year or two for test cricket and then they will apply for it. Now, even though they were deserving back then, because of bad lobbing it never happened.
In case of Ireland, yes! they are doing some very good work in associate level, But getting a test cap is a lot more than that as i explained. If they create a big upset in international cricket, there is a big chance that they will rise as a big contender for ICC test team status.
One more thing, it will have nothing to do with the least performing team loosing their test team status.
|Author: Nithin 20 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
England got to face the music from Kevin O'Brien in the 2011 World Cup against Ireland where England couldn't defend 329. Isn't that an Upset? 2007 World Cup Ireland defeated Pakistan. Not only defeated they skittled out Pakistan for 139 if I remember correctly. The defeated Zimbabwe too in that group match. If Ireland will not be given Test status soon players like Rankin, Dockrell will be robbed by England like what they did to Morgan.
|Author: MS Anandam 23 Sep 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 2 (Rs 2) Voting Score: 0|
I hope Ireland will get a Test status on seeing their past 2 years of matches. They are still leading many associates and comparable with Bangladesh. But when is my question? They have get into many ODI before getting Test status. They have to start playing ODI tours against the test playing nations. As said by someone, ICC doesn't have any scales for that but it have put some standards to make that. Not only Ireland, Afghanistan also playing good against many associates. I hope within some 10 years both the nation has a chance to get Test status. But they have to play ODI against big nations very often so as to attain the status.
|Author: Pravin Kumar 24 Sep 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 2 (Rs 1) Voting Score: 0|
Ireland has shown great development in cricket. Day by day, it is growing and the players of this team, can never be underestimated. Every now and then they have surprised big teams like Australia, Pakistan etc. This team reminds me about the condition of Bangladesh few years ago, and now you can see, where Bangladesh is. Hope Ireland could also become a test playing nation very soon.
|Author: pankaj patidar 01 Oct 2012 Member Level: Silver Points : 2 Voting Score: 0|
In my opinion ICC will have to give a chance to Ireland in test match.In 2007 Ireland appear first time in world cup and their performance is very good.In 2007 world cup they beat Pakistan and Zimbabwe. In 2011 world cup they beat England.By seeing all this great achievements we can say that we have to give chance to Ireland to perform in test matches.
|Author: Nithin 01 Oct 2012 Member Level: Gold Points : 2 Voting Score: 0|
Bangladesh has got test Status since 2000. In the last 12 years all they have manged to win is just 3 test matches out of 73 matches they played. Those 3 came against a weakened West Indies(when they had the players issue and West Indies had to play with a second string line-up) and Zimbabwe. Out of their 70 wins in ODI's 30 have come against the likes of Zimbabwe and 22 against Associate nations. If a team with such poor records can be given a long run in the international level then why cant Ireland get the test Status. They seem to be a better side than and with couples of years experience will do wonders to the team. If ICC do not act fast all the Ireland's talents will drain towards England. So if they are only getting test status after 10 years or so half their best players won't be serving them by then.
|Author: priyesh 03 Oct 2012 Member Level: Bronze Points : 2 Voting Score: 0|
In my opinion Ireland is much better team than zimbabwe and if ICC will give them a chance of test playing nation i am sure they will perform much better than bangladesh who just manage to won 3 test matches so far.Ireland has so many good players in their team like O'brian brothers, rainkin,dockrel,johnston if they have given chance to play much competetive cricket than it will help them to better their cricket and also will give some inspiration for the other young players of ireland.