Cricket World Cup

Varsh

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Well I did say that India will be the danger team in this World Cup. The Quarter Final is going to be interesting that's for sure, it's clearly going to be India on top of Group B and I'd imagine New Zealand topping Group A now that Australia have had a draw, who are they going to play though.
 

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To be honest, south Africa was poor very poor. They didn't exactly crush Zimbabwe and they got smashed by us in their warm up game by a similar margin, I just didn't believe they would carry that into the world cup.
 

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[QUOTE="Admartian, post: 6424840]Hoping for a Scottish upset here.[/QUOTE]

If Bangladesh can win 2 more games then England would be out anyway, but yeah would be nice :)
 

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I can't see England losing the remaining games although Sri Lanka will be a tough one. There's 6 games to play mind and England have already had the hardest matches out of the way. Also it's the top 4 of each group to go through and Sri Lanka aren't out of the woods yet either. ;)
 

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[QUOTE="Varsh, post: 6424975]I can't see England losing the remaining games although Sri Lanka will be a tough one. There's 6 games to play mind and England have already had the hardest matches out of the way. Also it's the top 4 of each group to go through and Sri Lanka aren't out of the woods yet either. ;)[/QUOTE]

The will lose to Sri Lanka. At least I think they will.
 

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That was a close game! Scotland so far are still a team that has yet to win a single ODI in World Cup competitions, sad really.

Sri Lanka looks like they're going to win too, SL 332/1 v 115/5 BG, 218 to get from 150, I can't see that happening with only 5 wickets remaining.
 

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That's the thing, you just never know which Windies team will turn up. On any day they can beat a team into submission with their batting.
I think they have their best chance if they bat first.
 

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They're also 144 for 8 off 32... yeah they're definitely hung out to dry. WI just haven't been a good test team since the likes of Ambrose, Lara, Walsh, and several others retired, such a shame. :(
 

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Basically its a one man show, if Gayle doesn't fire, forget it.
They are talking up SA on the TV but really, they didn't do what any other half decent team would have done with that rubbish the Windies bowled.

Lets not forget Ireland beat them, and they only two teams are Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

Sadly this doesn't say much for Pakistan.
 

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I'm just about to watch the highlights but damn that was a close game score wise, I really have to see this on the ICC website now.

As for India vs UAE - utter thumping. Group A is wide open! Could this end up being an India vs NZ final?

Edit: Just seen the highlights, holy shit the NZ wickets dropped like flies towards the end. They didn't even need to slog the last 12 runs with 5 wickets in hand and 25+ overs remaining!
 

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Was at the pub watching the NZ vs AUS game. Far out I didn't expect too much from NZ and they bowled well other than the early overs. Mitchell Starc nearly pulled of a miracle he's a dangerous bowler.
 

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309 is still a respectable score though, but 312/1... damn!

England really need to start getting a team for ODIs for once instead of only concentrating on the test team all the time.
 

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[QUOTE="mynd, post: 6426700]Lack of bowlers and no penetration in that England attack.[/QUOTE]
Opposite for our team right now. Our bowlers are carrying this shiz. Elliot at 5/6? We're reaching man.

Taylor, Guptill, and even Big Mac shouldn't be getting out cheaply and as easily as they do. At least in Big Mac's case he at least smashes some runs in (thoguh I'd like for him - any of our guys sans Kane - to carry their innings a bit more).

Prob not gonna happen any time soon - I've been wishing for this for the odd 15 years. :snicker
 

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Yeah that Aus/NZ games was like watching two heavy weights battle it out, both teams with such good bowlers, Starc in particular for Australia. It was a low scoring game, but that was entirely due to the bowling attack.

At the end of the day just about any score is defendable if you have the right bowlers.
But yeah Taylor and Elliot were my biggest disappointments in that game. If either of those had fired up, then the game would have been a walkover I suspect.
On the other hand, we hardly used our other bowlers, so we have at least not shown Aus all our cards.
 

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Some ripper games this weekend:

India vs West Indies - Which Windies team will come out and play?
Pakistan vs South Africa - Pakistan need a win and SA want that top spot.
Aus vs Sri Lanka - Surely this will sort out who has number 2 spot in Pool A
England vs Bangladesh -What a beauty this will be the battle for that 4th spot in Pool B.
 

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India I feel will trounce the Windies, Pakistan and South Africa will be a great match, Australia and Sri Lanka are really going to be at it tooth and nail, and I don't think Bangladesh could beat England but then again look what happened last time. England's batting though is in very good nick so I'm expecting a high scoring game.

My picks for the winners: India, SA, Aus, Eng.