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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - take your pick.

 
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Who will be the ICC World Champ this year?
Australia
33%
 33%  [ 5 ]
New Zealand
26%
 26%  [ 4 ]
South Africa
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
India
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
Sri Lanka
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Pakistan
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
England
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:15 pm    Post subject: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - take your pick. Reply with quote

Sorry mods, but the cricket thread won't let me run a poll. So I had to do this.

So now the question. Who do you think will win this years cricket WC?

I have listed only the countries that have at least some chance of winning. I think it is safe to say that one of these eventually will win.

My money is on South Africa. They have waited too long....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want South Africa to win, but somehow I feel it will be New Zealand.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My picks for the QFs are the following 8 teams.

Australia
New Zealand
England
Sri Lanka

South Africa
India
Pakistan
Ireland

WI would struggle without the services of Bravo and Pollard and I would be surprised if they make it to the next round.

I would pick New Zealand to win the tournament. The fact that they play all the games at home, unless they face Australia in the Semis, also works in their favour.

South Africa has the best chance to finally shed their "Chokers" tag. The fact that they've never won a knock-out game works against them.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thing is, given this format of the WC, like the 2011 one, and unlike the 2007 one, major teams are guaranteed a spot in Quarter Finals, unless they start losing to the likes of UAE and all.

Once you're there, its 3 victories to the trophy, regardless of your form, you could have won all 5 matches headed into the QF and get KO'ed right in the QF itself, and the exact opposite is true too

This is why I continue backing India, we have a team that can deliver and over the past few years, somehow, we get it together in the knock-out matches.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So who is winning the world cup?

Are the results out yet?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Under current form looks like New Zealand.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just had this sent to me on my phone.

Group B ; India 300 beat Pakistan by 76 runs.

300+76+B = 376B Indian Penal Code = Gang Rape Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The India - pak WC fireworks ad was amazing Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really pity Pakistan now!

They will need to win SA, Zim, Ireland and pray fervently, even to think of making it to the quarters.

Good game by the Windies!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an IND/AUS and NZ/SA semi final......
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAWK21M wrote:
Looks like an IND/AUS and NZ/SA semi final......


Don't underestimate Pakistan. They may well knock Australia out.

And to be honest, I will be surprised to see SA going beyond the quarters.

NZ are having it lucky by having all their matches on home ground. Even so, they struggled against Bangaldesh. I can see them being beaten in the first match they play on foreign soil which is, fortunately for them, the final in MCG.

Overall India looks very promising. Dhoni's leadership has been exemplary, as has the bowling and fielding. I won't be surprised if we lift the cup again.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sri Lanka out of the tournament now.

They played pathetically today. SA was clinical. They are starting to look good, the Saffers.

Soon Sanga, Mahela, Dilshan, Thisara and maybe even Malinga will be gone. Minnow days for SL ahead??
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The NZ look like beating SA as its home ground for them....
Aus look like having the advantage against India, unless the latter play great.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So there ends India's campaign.

I think we have reasons to be happy overall. The bowling attack has been a revelation.

Would have prefered a tougher fight in the semi-final though. Our chaps just bottled it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Goat wrote:
I think we have reasons to be happy overall. The bowling attack has been a revelation.
Sir, I think it was more of everyone putting in their best, marshalling the limited resources we have, and a large number of people clicking together, and performing to the best of their abilities. We were definitely not the best team, in terms of current form. Ashwin slowing it up to get more turn, and adding a seam-up away-swinger; Umesh bowling quite fast; Shami upping his speed at times; Mohit with his control: all three used the bouncer relatively well (though it went a bit wrong in the semi-final); and Sir Jadeja being his usual accurate self and keeping the darts on target. The lack of extravagant swing on many grounds and a possible injury kept Bhuvi out: kudos to Dhoni and the team management as well, for putting the best 11 on the field. A very satisfying performance from the Men in Blue!
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Would have prefered a tougher fight in the semi-final though. Our chaps just bottled it.
Sir, we were up against perhaps the best team in business, and the Aussies are still a grand fighting unit. While we did incredibly well, within our limited resources, we were also up against a much better team. And while we were off-colour in quite a few patches of the match, the fighting spirit was there to be seen, and appreciated. We fought back well, in spite of the barren patches, and being up against a very well-oiled unit. It is perhaps poetic justice that the best two sides will now meet in the final. On paper, the Aussies are still the best, but the Kiwis are in an extended run of incredible form!
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