do u think ashes has lost its charm?

India
July 31, 2009 11:49am CST
absolutely,with absence of some great players like mathew hayden, adam gillcrist, naseer hussain, michael vaughan etc. the charm of ashes looks some what bluring. but then the 2nd test win by england has brought some excitement to the game. now people are really worried about the final result. how much do u agree?????????????
11 responses
@mrtimharry (1180)
31 Jul 09
I am interested to know what charm you think Naser Hussain brought to the Ashes? Team change but the old rivalry remains, and has been present for over a hundred years. Australia may not be as good as previous teams, and england may be slightly better, but the Shes have always been about the result not how the game has been played. Yes there have been exciting individual matches, Like Botham at Headingly but it is the winners that are remembered. The ashes mean as much to the England and Australian teams, and the cricket viewing population of both nations, as they have ever done. No amount of one day games or money is going to change that,
• India
3 Aug 09
well,my dear friend i feel players make the team. and the absence of good players does affect the team. zimbabwe is also the team but if u compare it from 10 year before it was a team that had some players which were aclass in itself' i mean to say that people want quality matches and quality performance. and the rest u know. thanks
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
31 Jul 09
Hi, This is not the 'Ashes Series' this time that can be labelled that it has lost its charm. Actually after the emergence and immense popularity of the T20 format of the game and the ODI the Test itself has lost its charm. Now the Ashes is going on and you could count the head of the spectators. Besides if the game is too slow going then there is nothing to sip up. The players' absence has not had that great impact on the game. The spirit of the game itself is on the verge of extinct.
31 Jul 09
The first three matches have been sold out affairs, and I beleive that the next two games are also sold out.
@figjam00 (1446)
• India
8 Aug 09
I agree with to an certain extent, sure there are lack of players that does not have that much star appeal that all the guys you mentioned have. But with the looks of things going I think this ashes is getting exciting. I mean, now the series is leveled it all set to the final and for me nothing quite interesting is left in test as ashes.
• India
3 Aug 09
though d glory if ashes has some wat dried out .... the presence of some new faces are making it somewat interesting .... the players like north , onions , anderson, clake, all r giving their best .... i don't think so england won the second test by deserving their were lot of incorrect dicission which favoured england the most.....
@fishman8 (104)
• Australia
1 Aug 09
this ashes is just sad and it has lost its charm.
• India
1 Aug 09
Yes certainly ashes has lost his charm but I think this is not due to absence of some star players on both side but due to the fact that matches between other teams like Australia and S.Africa or Australia and India is more keenly fought and viewed then compared Australia and England. Other countries have more stars as compared to these 2 countries and people like seeing battle between Sachin and Warne etc.
@Mac6999 (706)
• India
1 Aug 09
Well those players had to go someday and unfortunately this is the tournament where we see a lot of players making ashes debuts. I still think the Ashes is still alive, Englands win last week certainly sparked things up this year especially after Englands dismal performance in 2006/07. Who can forget the epic 2005 series, now that was a contest. It will be very hard to match no doubt, but still the Ashes rivalry lives on.
@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
31 Jul 09
Common friend, players do retire in the game. When Viv Richards use to play cricket, I used to enjoy test cricket but even after his retirement, I am enjoying the game of cricket by seeing the some other player. I don't think Ashes lost the charm but these days more T20 matches are played and lot of ODI's as well, I think test cricket is becoming boring because batsmen wait for the bad ball to hit a four. Same is the case with bowlers as well. So, people do feel it is boring. Yes it will take for while to forget great players like Viv Richards, Mathew Hayden, Gilchrist,etc.
31 Jul 09
The Ashes is still the biggest test series out there. Everyday of the series so far has been a sell out and if England had larger stadia there would be a lot more at the games. Sure there are not some of the bigger names of the past playing in this series but there are new younger heroes out there about to emerge. Players like Anderson, Onions and Broad of England, and then you have the likes of Hughes and North of Australia.
• India
31 Jul 09
Ya this is very clear that ashes has lost the charm.......
• India
31 Jul 09
nooo.. Ashes can never lose its charm.. Just because its always the clash of the titans.. Ofcourse it have been the clash of Legends.. But who knows the present team (members) may turn out to be a pack of legends after a decade.. so you cannot say it like that.. Ashes is always the clash of talented set of players! It can never ever lose its charm.