More on Ranji
From Arvind, this mail on the Ranji issue in the headlines today, that makes a point worth considering:
This is regarding the Ranji issue. After watching the recent India-SL series and hearing all the fuss made about the SG ball by the Lankan commentators, I'm inclined to beleive that there is a considerable difference between the SG and the Kookaburra ,which will be used in Pakistan. This being the case,I think its absolutely vital that Kumble,being the first choice test spinner, plays the warm up game in Pakistan with the Kookuburra rather than a Ranji game with the SG.Otherwise he'll be bowling in a Test match without any match practise with the Kookuburra ball.