Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by cricketu.. » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 06:51:26


Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
ODI debut in the 80s?
 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by pun.. » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 10:22:45

Quote:

> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
> ODI debut in the 80s?

what about inzi ?

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Andrew Dunfor » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:02:16


Quote:
> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
> ODI debut in the 80s?

I can't think of any others, now that Cairns has retired.

Andrew

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Nouman Ahma » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:16:30

Quote:



> > Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
> > ODI debut in the 80s?

> I can't think of any others, now that Cairns has retired.

> Andrew

Mushtaq Ahmed?
 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Andrew Dunfor » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:27:42


Quote:




> > > Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test
or
> > > ODI debut in the 80s?

> > I can't think of any others, now that Cairns has retired.

> > Andrew
> Mushtaq Ahmed?

I guess I was thinking of currently active meaning still playing Tests/odos.
Not sure if that's what the OP meant.

Mushtaq Ahmed predates Tendulkar, having made his odo debut on 23 March
1989.  However he hasn't played a Test or odo for three years.

Andrew

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by ramapriy.. » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 11:50:57

Quote:

> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
> ODI debut in the 80s?

If Atapattu returns, leave him in as well.

Ramapriya

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Andrew Dunfor » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 12:30:56


Quote:

> > Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
> > ODI debut in the 80s?

> If Atapattu returns, leave him in as well.

I can feel a when-does-the-decade-end argument brewing.

Andrew

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Andy Guthri » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 13:37:48

Quote:




>>> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
>>> ODI debut in the 80s?
>> If Atapattu returns, leave him in as well.

> I can feel a when-does-the-decade-end argument brewing.

If anybody tries to claim that the year 1990 is in "the **80s**" point
them in my direction please. The argument will be short.
 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by ramapriy.. » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 15:38:56

Quote:





> >>> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
> >>> ODI debut in the 80s?
> >> If Atapattu returns, leave him in as well.

> > I can feel a when-does-the-decade-end argument brewing.

> If anybody tries to claim that the year 1990 is in "the **80s**" point
> them in my direction please. The argument will be short.

I do. If the first day of the 21st century is 1st Jan 01, the '80s ends
on 31st Dec 1990.

Ramapriya

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by rum.. » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 15:42:59

Quote:






> > >>> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
> > >>> ODI debut in the 80s?
> > >> If Atapattu returns, leave him in as well.

> > > I can feel a when-does-the-decade-end argument brewing.

> > If anybody tries to claim that the year 1990 is in "the **80s**" point
> > them in my direction please. The argument will be short.

> I do. If the first day of the 21st century is 1st Jan 01, the '80s ends
> on 31st Dec 1990.

> Ramapriya

Anil Kumble debuted in the 9th decade of the 20th century. :)
 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Andy Guthri » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 16:15:52

Quote:






>>>>> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
>>>>> ODI debut in the 80s?
>>>> If Atapattu returns, leave him in as well.
>>> I can feel a when-does-the-decade-end argument brewing.

>> If anybody tries to claim that the year 1990 is in "the **80s**" point
>> them in my direction please. The argument will be short.

> I do. If the first day of the 21st century is 1st Jan 01, the '80s ends
> on 31st Dec 1990.

*rubs hands*

Is the clue not in the "80s" bit ?  A "decade" called "the 80s" shuerly
consists of the years 1980 through 1989 inclusive, regardless of when
any century might start.

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Bob William » Thu, 05 Oct 2006 19:36:00

On Wed, 04 Oct 2006 07:15:52 GMT, Andy Guthrie

Quote:







>>>>>> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
>>>>>> ODI debut in the 80s?
>>>>> If Atapattu returns, leave him in as well.
>>>> I can feel a when-does-the-decade-end argument brewing.

>>> If anybody tries to claim that the year 1990 is in "the **80s**" point
>>> them in my direction please. The argument will be short.

>> I do. If the first day of the 21st century is 1st Jan 01, the '80s ends
>> on 31st Dec 1990.

>*rubs hands*

>Is the clue not in the "80s" bit ?  A "decade" called "the 80s" shuerly
>consists of the years 1980 through 1989 inclusive, regardless of when
>any century might start.

So was there a year 0? So when did the first decade end, after nine
years? Give us a break!

The lazy use of the eighties to describe 1980 to 1989 is just that,
plain lazy use of the language. The eighties begin in the first year
of that decade, 1981 just like all the other decades begin in the year
x1 and end in y0 where y is one more than x.

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Andy Guthri » Fri, 06 Oct 2006 02:22:37

Quote:

> On Wed, 04 Oct 2006 07:15:52 GMT, Andy Guthrie







>>>>>>> Are Tendulkar and Jayasuriya the only active players who made a test or
>>>>>>> ODI debut in the 80s?
>>>>>> If Atapattu returns, leave him in as well.
>>>>> I can feel a when-does-the-decade-end argument brewing.

>>>> If anybody tries to claim that the year 1990 is in "the **80s**" point
>>>> them in my direction please. The argument will be short.

>>> I do. If the first day of the 21st century is 1st Jan 01, the '80s ends
>>> on 31st Dec 1990.

>> *rubs hands*

>> Is the clue not in the "80s" bit ?  A "decade" called "the 80s" shuerly
>> consists of the years 1980 through 1989 inclusive, regardless of when
>> any century might start.

> So was there a year 0? So when did the first decade end, after nine
> years? Give us a break!

> The lazy use of the eighties to describe 1980 to 1989 is just that,
> plain lazy use of the language. The eighties begin in the first year
> of that decade, 1981 just like all the other decades begin in the year
> x1 and end in y0 where y is one more than x.

Ah, but "the 80s" and "the eighth decade" are 2 different things.

Sorry, but this is pedantry gone mad. Dictionary definition "decade : a
period of 10 years". Note, *any* period, not necessarily starting on Jan
1 1981. Is somebody aged 80 and a few months not in their eighties (and
yes I am aware that you start at zero when counting age, but it's the
semantics that matter in this case, not the maths) ?  If you end up in
the ludicrous position of having to say that 1990 was in the 80s just to
satisfy some obscure numerical trickery there's something wrong
somewhere. Now come on ...

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by John Hal » Fri, 06 Oct 2006 03:02:28



Quote:
>Ah, but "the 80s" and "the eighth decade" are 2 different things.

Or even "the 80s" and "the ninth decade". :)
--
John Hall

          "Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong."
                                                             Oscar Wilde

 
 
 

Current players with Test/ODI debuts in 80s?

Post by Rishi » Fri, 06 Oct 2006 03:39:59

Quote:
> Sorry, but this is pedantry gone mad. Dictionary definition "decade : a
> period of 10 years". Note, *any* period, not necessarily starting on Jan
> 1 1981. Is somebody aged 80 and a few months not in their eighties (and
> yes I am aware that you start at zero when counting age, but it's the
> semantics that matter in this case, not the maths) ?  If you end up in
> the ludicrous position of having to say that 1990 was in the 80s just to
> satisfy some obscure numerical trickery there's something wrong
> somewhere. Now come on ...

Let me see if this makes sense now...

Andrew (who is happily watching all this) said
" I can feel a when-does-the-decade-end argument brewing. "

And your response was
 "If anybody tries to claim that the year 1990 is in "the **80s**"
point
them in my direction please. The argument will be short."

So you decided the argument was going to be about the 80s (or 90s or
Xs) when Andrew just mentioned "decade".

Now you give us dictionary definitions of decade and call the others as
satisfying some numerical trickery for mentioning the 80s and
90s.....?!?!