#politeenquiries: Perhaps South Africa should pick 11 fielders

Enquiries about Australia being a better team than South Africa, Warner being a third innings bully and the future of Shane Watson answered as amicably as ever by Jarrod Kimber and Firdose Moonda

February 14, 2014

Posted by JoanneM on (February 15, 2014, 22:02 GMT)

Polite Enquiries is great but for the love of god stop playing loud and annoying music over it. We don't want any music, we want to be able to listen to what they have to say. Your audience keeps complaining about it, and the music seems to get louder every time. PLEASE drop the music!

Posted by   on (February 15, 2014, 9:55 GMT)

Recently much has been made of the financial inequalities which may become codified, but perhaps we are seeing signs with this South Africa v. Australia game, that there are inequalities emerging which extend beyond the financial, and into the playing quality. Look at South Africa's lead up to this series compared to Australia. SA could barely find a team to play test cricket against, India came for two reluctantly, and Zimbabwe turned down the invitation. Australia on the other hand, have had the opportunity to play 5 marquee, high intensity, test matches. Is it not inevitable that teams (who already have huge financial advantages with which to better their team), who get to play more test cricket, longer series, will better those who have to scrap for two-matches? In this sense we should celebrate South Africa's current crop for defying the odds.

Posted by ModernUmpiresPlz on (February 15, 2014, 7:18 GMT)

@venkatesh018 Definitely, would be nice if it was a bit longer.

Posted by venkatesh018 on (February 15, 2014, 6:50 GMT)

Polite enquiries is one of the most enjoyable segments in Cricinfo. Just make sure the background music track is dumbed down a bit, so that we can hear Jarrod and Firdose better.

Posted by   on (February 15, 2014, 0:12 GMT)

the sound is missing, shame

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