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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:28 PM

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 09:32 PM Edited by girishb, 16 February 2011 - 09:34 PM.

I know there aren't a lot of cricket enthusiasts around these parts, but what the hell, it's the World Cup after all.

So, what are your thoughts on this? Who do you think will win this WC? Use this topic to discuss anything related to the ICC Cricket WC 2011. smile.gif

The format's been changed; they have gone back to the one that used in the 1996 WC, which I think is a good move by the ICC. It throws the cup open to a lot of teams. The competition's also pretty tough this year. My bets are on either India or South Africa, but Australia and Sri Lanka cannot be forgotten either. Like India, Sri Lanka have the home advantage too.
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 11:38 PM

I'm not really a cricket fan, but I did get a nice souvenir from the Cricket World Cup in 2007 in the West Indies.

Hoping Canada wins at least one game...as for who I think can win, India's got a home advantage, so I think they are gonna win.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:47 AM

Geez, Give Australia atleast some competition.. I didnt even know Kenya played cricket O_O

I guess New Zealand and Sri Lanka could pose a moderate threat.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:58 PM

Still too long in between games for countries. This is going to take forever to finish.

Australia will play like sh*t because they're hellbent on jamming a square peg into a round hole, going into each game with as many pace bowlers as possible and then remarkably failing to chase down totals, or set totals that are high enough.

India won't win by virtue of the hex I have put on them, which leaves Sri Lanka and South Africa. And we know how South Africa go in major tourneys.

Kumar to lift the cup.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE (Jay @ Feb 17 2011, 19:28)
India won't win by virtue of the hex I have put on them

hahahahaha...

Lanka have already lifted the cup once the last time it was held in the sub-continent. It's India's time now. After that, Bangladesh.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:34 PM

Fat, bald-headed ftb.

I swear I am the only person in the world who thinks Virender Sehwag is a crock of sh*t. He manages to swan around at the highest level by virtue of natural talent alone, no skill or anything.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:43 PM

Nah, I'm pretty sure there are a few other Aussies who think so too. wink.gif

The only thing that has bothered me about Sehwag is his inconsistency. But when he gets going, he really gets going. Natural talent or not, he's scoring runs by the heaps and that is all that matters for India right now. I think he has worked on his batting though. Two years ago, I wouldn't bet on him getting past 150 in a one-day match. He seems to have brought over some of his Test batting skills to the 50 over format.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE (girishb @ Feb 20 2011, 22:13)
his Test batting skills

Hah.

He plants his feet and swings at everything like a f*cking child. The only reason he isn't playing against children in the streets of Delhi is because of his impeccable (and god-given) co-ordination. He's not a role model, he's not a hero, and the sooner he is retired and forgotten, the better. Leave the idolising to someone who deserves it like, idk...

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (Jay @ Feb 20 2011, 18:27)
Leave the idolising to someone who deserves it like, idk...

Andrew Symonds? Yeah, sure...

And I highly doubt one can score two triple hundreds, six double hundreds whilst maintaining an average of over 50 by just swinging their bat around like a child. I guess you would have something similar to say about Shahid Afridi, the only other guy to have a strike rate of above 100. But, Sehwag is miles ahead of Afridi. Mind you, I'm not a Sehwag fan but there's a very good reason why he's still in the Indian team and why he is still one of the most dangerous batsman in the world. You can argue about his unorthodox style of playing, but remember, one can have the best skills and technique but if they don't have the runs to show it, they are no good. Sehwag's got the runs.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 04:36 PM

Alluding to SRT again, really.

It's true that he has the scores to offset his style of play, something that genuinely frustrates me as it is detrimental to my "he sucks" train of thought.

Only thing I can think of is that playing style lends itself to big scores every now and again. Explains Chris Gayle's top scores. There's been some pretty rubbish players with scores of 300+, and genuine legends who only manage to score 250 against Bangladesh.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 04:59 PM

I just wanted to mock some Australian player, that's all. tounge.gif

Sehwag is more consistent than Gayle though. But yeah, both are risky players. And I really don't know which genuine legend you're referring to in your last statement.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:08 PM

SRT.

Always.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:45 PM

Kenya got destroyed today by New Zealand. What a shock sarcasm.gif

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 01:50 AM

@Jay: You rounded off his highest score. It's 248*. So, you can't blame me for not getting that one.

I didn't expect Kenya to go down so meekly. At least, Canada crossed the 100 mark against SL. Looking at the names of the Canadian players, it seems to be a cocktail of Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi players, along with a few Canadian names here and there. Seems like no one else is bothered taking cricket seriously over there.

Also, what's your view on the ICC wanting to drop minnows from future World Cups and play with only the top 10 teams?

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:57 AM

QUOTE (girishb @ Feb 21 2011, 11:20)
Also, what's your view on the ICC wanting to drop minnows from future World Cups and play with only the top 10 teams?

Makes sense.

The Champions Trophy (which will be scrapped long before the WC) was much more streamlined with less nations. There'll be less pathetic walkovers like what's happened in just the past 24 hours. Sure, it wouldn't be so much of a 'world' event, but anyone outside the full test playing nations bar Ireland, Kenya, Netherlands to an extent and Afghanistan have teams completely full of expatriate players. The Canadian team discuss tactics in Urdu ffs.

I'd like to see Ireland and Afghanistan in the next WC. Maybe top 12.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:04 PM

Sounds reasonable. What about the format? I say two groups of 5 teams each, with every nation playing the other nation twice, then the quarterfinal, semifinal and the final. I hope we never see the Super Six/Eight stage again. The traditional format is much better.


A pretty good bowling show by Zimbabwe, btw. Did not let Australia off the hook, at all.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:35 PM

While I'm supporting Sri Lanka, I highly doubt they'll be able to take the cup home. Mostly because the current dictator of the country is trying to push the team to role model status rather than push them to win games.

After Sri Lanka, I support Bharat. Kinda have a feeling they'll take the cup.

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

QUOTE (Warlord. @ Feb 23 2011, 00:05)
After Sri Lanka, I support Bharat. Kinda have a feeling they'll take the cup.

Provided we don't mess up at the most important moment only for those darn Aussies to run away with the Cup again. And even if we do mess up, lets hope that South Africa doesn't choke again. Seriously, 3 world cups on the trot is enough. Would really like to see a new champion.

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Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:41 PM Edited by girishb, 27 February 2011 - 05:07 PM.

Wow, our bowling really sucks. Big mistake going in with only 4 bowlers. The extra batsman didn't ruffle any feathers. I think we are going to fall a good 30-40 runs short. England are well on course for a victory.


Edit: Holy crap, what a match! England almost cracked under pressure. Still, they should be disappointed not to win. Zaheer pulled India back into the match and then Chawla & Patel almost handed it back to England.

This was the kind of match the WC was missing.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:01 PM

Ummm, the post above may have been a bit premature. That was the game we were looking for in the WC, but the one that just finished is even more amazing.

England 327/8 off 50 overs, DEFEATED BY Ireland 329/7 off 49.1.

Kevin O'Brien hit the fastest World Cup century off 50 balls, and Alex Cusack helped him rack on 160 runs from the 25th to 41st over. That is an impressive feat. I suppose the Ashes are a far lost memory now tounge.gif

Good win by Ireland.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 05:19 PM

lol, England. But full props to Ireland for grabbing the bull by the horn. I guess we Indians should be worried now. After all, we face the Irish on Sunday, at the same time and venue.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:01 PM

In this World Cup Pakistan,Australia,India, and England are the favorites for Trophies.May be South Africa but i have doubt coz they always lose in Semifinal so may be they'd have to leave in Semi Final.

I Personally want that Pakistan should win. lol every one want that his country should win btw Pakistan's team looking in very good Form as they won their 2 Matches against Kenya and SriLanka. lol SriLanka was a good Team but Couldn't stand before Pakistan's Bowling attack. I Hope we will win our next matches especially against Australia the Defending Champions.

I Also wish that World Cup Final should be Between Pakistan vs India. Because that will be very very interesting match. it doesn't matter who wins or who lose but the match will be very interesting.

At Last i want to request if in final Pakistan defeat India then please don't be anger on India's Muslims xD As some extremists do usually. Don't burn their houses please lol i hope Shiv-Sena will not interfere in world cup.

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:45 PM

Ireland for the trophy!

I loved their positive attitude to the run chase, even after losing Porterfield they battled on; O'Brien was one of many great performers with both bat and ball for them.

As for the debate about associate teams and whetheror not they should be allowed next time, I say no. By that time if Ireland and the Netherlands aren't full test-playing nations there is no justice in the world. They've shown that they have the quality, they need to really ramp it up now.

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:05 PM

Crazy! The only word to describe it. Pakistan were bowling so beautifully, then it all simply fell apart and New Zealand made there final 100 runs off just 29 (yes, TWENTY-NINE!) balls! Now the Pakistani's have work to do.

With that said, that's what I love about this World Cup, it's so even and open, anybody (whether in the form of a a team or single individual player can win it). Here, take for example my list of the 'best...' (i.e. if the ICC asked me to do one of these lists right now);

Best* All Round Batting: India

Best Single Bastman: AB De Villiers (SA)

Best WicketKeeper: Sangakkara (SL)

Best All-Rounder: Yuvraj Singh (IND)

Best Seam/Fast Bowler: Umar Gul (PAK)

Best Medium-Pacer: Shane Watson (AUS)

Best Spin Bowler: Graeme Swann (ENG)

Best Fielding: South Africa

With that said, the list is still highly contentious, I mean where are the West Indies, New Zealanders, the likes of the Little Master, the Irish quick-hitter, the Kallis-minator? Because the standard is so high at this tournament, you are seeing the best of all sides shine through and I think this is a good thing considering it goes on for a masterful 377 days, 8 months and 16 years...

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:25 AM

I not a big fan of International cricket though, I prefer some IPL action cool.gif than Int.Cricket. Or I would like to see Ricky Pointing in some action which we haven't seen form age's.

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At Last i want to request if in final Pakistan defeat India then please don't be anger on India's Muslims xD As some extremists do usually. Don't burn their houses please lol i hope Shiv-Sena will not interfere in world cup.


Lol, don't burn there houses? We ain't living in stoneage man or whatching 'Chack De India'?
No Indian can ever think about that.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 12:58 PM

f*cking hell, do we just suck during the batting powerplays or what? Seriously, India should never ever take batting powerplays again or at least, finish them off along with the initial mandatory powerplays. With such a low total on such a good batting wicket and given India's bowling, I can see SA winning this easily. Only a miracle and complete hara-kiri on SA's part can save India now.

India completely failed when it came to tactics. Why the hell was Yusuf Pathan sent during the powerplay??? He doesn't need the powerplays to get the big hits. India needed a more sound batsmen at that point.

Kudos to South Africa for bouncing back the way they did though.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

WoW Amla is gone that can lower the danger, Btw peoples are going mad over here, everyone wants to go in the stadium the tickets price is gone up form 500 to 3000 wtf?
And our fielding also sucks.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 03:56 PM

They're letting people in mid-way through the second half of the match? And 3000? f*ckers are just ripping people off. Why not just watch it on TV? It's much closer and at better angles too!

Glad Kallis is gone. A couple more wickets and India could actually turn this around. Fingers crossed.

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:04 PM

Even if India win, the manner in which the batting order collapsed in on itself was lolworthy.




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