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[cricket] WC 2007 favorities

 
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:
Lot of matches will be fixed in WC.


Specially when India won
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:


I disagree. Why do you think captains field in close and constantly consult the bowler? In the case of an experienced captain (and Ponting does OK) they can provide better direction to the bowler and perform small field changes to keep the batsmen unsettled.


I didnt think from Captaincy prospective, I evaluated only from batsmanship point of view.
I belive, most of the time, any captian is as good as his team however considering the margin of recent losses, I feel bit of different tactics might have worked for Aussies. So yeah, Ponting return may give you that an extra edge to pass through close ones.
 
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Brett Lee is not playing in WC.
 
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New Zealand is a strong contender for the WC.
 
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:
New Zealand is a strong contender for the WC.


Yes. And so is South Africa. And West Indies. And Australia. And England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
Honestly, I feel that all the 8 teams mentioned here has the capability to win the tournament.Bangladesh might upset one team. Otherwise, it looks anyone's game really.
 
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instead of posting here it is better if all Java Ranch cricket fans write an email to Dawood bhai and CC Azhar, Jadeja et al (and BCC some ppl from bollywood) and ask them who is the current point of contact for match fixing and ask that person to let us know that which team will win and by how many runs
 
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Originally posted by Kashyap Hosdurga:
instead of posting here it is better if all Java Ranch cricket fans write an email to Dawood bhai and CC Azhar, Jadeja et al (and BCC some ppl from bollywood) and ask them who is the current point of contact for match fixing and ask that person to let us know that which team will win and by how many runs


Make sense!
 
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Originally posted by Kashyap Hosdurga:
instead of posting here it is better if all Java Ranch cricket fans write an email to Dawood bhai and CC Azhar, Jadeja et al (and BCC some ppl from bollywood) and ask them who is the current point of contact for match fixing and ask that person to let us know that which team will win and by how many runs


I have already mentioned about match fixing. India will win WC if they fix the matches and people will think India is a great team.
 
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:


Bangladesh might upset one team.


Is Bangladesh in same team as India?
 
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


Is Bangladesh in same team as India?


Did you mean same group. Yes India's first match is against Bangladesh. Will there be a upset ?
 
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I don't think that B'desh will play well.
 
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Today we have following image in all Indian newspapers.



One can see that Ganguly is happiest person among all.
[ February 28, 2007: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
 
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This is the last word cup for Sachin & Saurabh and also a last chance to become national hero.


[ February 28, 2007: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]
 
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Nice picture Chetan.
 
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Originally posted by Ramna Reddy:
Nice picture Chetan.


Really old.

Who should retire after WC ?
 
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Who should retire after WC ?


Australia
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:


Australia


I meant players like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Anil Kumble, Adam Gilchrist etc.
 
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Doesn't that include much of the Australian team?
McGrath has already announce his retirement for after the WC, Hayden probably will too. Symonds and Gilly shouldn't be far off. That's a quarter of the squad already.
 
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Shoaib, Asif ruled out of World Cup
 
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
Doesn't that include much of the Australian team?
McGrath has already announce his retirement for after the WC, Hayden probably will too. Symonds and Gilly shouldn't be far off. That's a quarter of the squad already.


Isn't Symonds below 30 years of age ?
 
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Almost 32.
 
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World cup trophy damaged in India.
http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/284560.html?CMP=OTC-RSS

Why did they display trophy in India ? Nothing is safe here. Polticians may replace the real one with a plastic one.
 
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http://www.javaranch.com
 
David O'Meara
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OK, we're all silly.
Have we finished posting links without comments/opinions now?
 
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Let us forget geometry and get back to cricket.

Today's match
West Indies vs Pakistan.

Who is going to win?. I am betting on Pakistan.
 
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Agreed. If they want to be a serious contender, they need to put on a good show here.
 
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... I am betting on Pakistan.[/QB]

Mee too on pakistan...
 
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:
World cup trophy damaged in India.
http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/ci/content/story/284560.html?CMP=OTC-RSS

Why did they display trophy in India ? Nothing is safe here. Polticians may replace the real one with a plastic one.




Pradip, are you an Indian???
 
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Originally posted by ankur rathi:




Pradip, are you an Indian???


Yes dear. I am living in India since I was born. Where are you from ?
 
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West Indies beats Pakistan. So scores above 225 are good and difficult to chase.
 
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Based on a single game on a single pitch? Shame.
Interesting that Pakistan lost to WI though, I didn't consider WI that strong.
 
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Todays match

2nd Match, Group A - Australia v Scotland
3rd Match, Group C - Canada v Kenya

 
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:
Todays match

3rd Match, Group C - Canada v Kenya



This must be the real contest today, the other one I am sure Scotland is going win, what do you say Dave?
[ March 14, 2007: Message edited by: Srikanth Raghavan ]
 
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Yeah, it was a shocker from West Indies yesterday, can't figure out if it was a brilliance from WI or if I overestimated Pakistan! Lost a few quid in the process! Darn!

I would love to see Canada win it today, Kenya has been at it for a while now and they don't seems to be getting any better - time for a shocker!
 
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Don't tease.
Expect Australia to brutal against Scotland. If not they won't win the competition.

I hope to see strong work from Canada. Last WC one of their players was a West Ozzie and scored the fastest century in the comp.
 
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Don't tease.
Expect Australia to brutal against Scotland.


That is for sure. I get a feeling that oz team depends on Ponting. His presence makes a difference. Rivals hope that he is out of form.
 
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