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Pradeep bhatt
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Teams which have very high chances of making it to semi finals
1.Australia
2.West Indies
3. SriLanka
4. South Africa

Pakistan and NewZealand also have a good chance.

Other Teams to watch - England and Bangladesh

Teams fighting for last place : India and Zimbabwe


1992 WC finalists England failed to make it to 1996 semis.
1996 wc finalists SriLank failed to make it to 1999 semis.
1999 wc finalists Pakistan failed to make it to 2003 semis.
2003 wc finalists India will also fail to make it to 2007 semis.


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Shashi Kant
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Hi,

I think there will be no fight for last place.
The last place is reserved for INDIA.

We cann't except anymore form Team INDIA.



If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?
Chetan Parekh
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I am waiting for this thread to be closed


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Srikanth Raghavan
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WC 2007 favorities


No comments.

I am waiting for this thread to be closed


Why? Do we have anti-cricket-whatever here?
Srikanth Raghavan
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:

1992 WC finalists England failed to make it to 1996 semis.
1996 wc finalists SriLank failed to make it to 1999 semis.
1999 wc finalists Pakistan failed to make it to 2003 semis.
2003 wc finalists India will also fail to make it to 2007 semis.


Forget about semi-finals...

1996 WC finalists Australia reached the finals in 1999 and 2003 and they won both of them, I hope the same for India this time.

I bet Mandira Bedi and Chetan Parekh will say the same. Can I add ankur rathi also?

Pradeep bhatt
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1996 WC finalists Australia reached the finals in 1999 and 2003 and they won both of them, I hope the same for India this time.

Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Srikanth Raghavan:


I bet Mandira Bedi and Chetan Parekh will say the same. Can I add ankur rathi also?



Hey don't put me and Ankur in the same as category of Mandira Bedi
Shashi Kant
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1996 WC finalists Australia reached the finals in 1999 and 2003 and they won both of them, I hope the same for India this time.



was that a JOKE !!!
Srikanth Raghavan
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


Hey don't put me and Ankur in the same as category of Mandira Bedi


Just kidding man
Rohitt Vermaa
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India will win WC2007. (I know this won't happen. But sounds good)


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Rohit Nath
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Originally posted by Shashikant Dahatonde:
Hi,

The last place is reserved for INDIA.
We cann't except anymore form Team INDIA.


The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
-Allan K. Chalmers


You can't say anything about Cricket its a funny game! It all depends on "THE DAY" (days)!


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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Rohit Nath:


The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
-Allan K. Chalmers


You can't say anything about Cricket its a funny game! It all depends on "THE DAY" (days)!


Wet dreams don't yield babies.
Shashi Kant
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Wet dreams don't yield babies.


I do Agree with you Chetan
Rohit Nath
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I guess they do!
Here is a little history lesson for you..



"The 1983 World Cup was full of dramatic cricket right from the word go with underdogs India and Zimbabwe staging upset victories over the West Indies and Australia, respectively. Along with England, Pakistan and tournament favourites West Indies, India too qualified to the semifinals. India pulled off yet another victory, this time over England to meet the West Indies in the finals."

complete article

That's the game of cricket for you. If it can happen then it can happen anytime! Its about the nature of the "game" not on the "team". Period.

Yes! You were saying something..!? (Just kidding.)
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Rohit Nath:
"The 1983 World Cup was full of dramatic cricket right from the word go with underdogs India and Zimbabwe staging upset victories over the West Indies and Australia, respectively. Along with England, Pakistan and tournament favourites West Indies, India too qualified to the semifinals. India pulled off yet another victory, this time over England to meet the West Indies in the finals."


That is why people smell match fixing there.

The report explains that small-scale betting on cricket matches had taken place in India for many years - but it became big business, with bookmakers making huge profits, after India won the World Cup in 1983.

Read BBC Report here.
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
I am waiting for this thread to be closed


Many of the cricket threads have gotten out of control. There is much... passion... among the fans, that threads quickly become nasty, bitter, and not what we want here. I, personally, do not understand such passion, but that doesn't matter.

Be aware that all cricket threads are being a little more carefully monitored, and we will not hesitate to yank them if things go south.


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Srikanth Raghavan
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Originally posted by Fred Rosenberger:
...and we will not hesitate to yank them if things go south.


What if it goes north?
Rohitt Vermaa
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Hi fred the passion is because it is the only sport in which our country plays at international level.
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Originally posted by Rohitt Vermaa:
Hi fred the passion is because it is the only sport in which our country plays at international level.

I don't understand ANYBODY'S passion over ANY sport - US, Indian, British, Astralian, German... whatever. But that's just me.

And being passionate is fine. it's when that passion FOR your team turns into HATRED for fans of/players on a DIFFERENT team.

Cheer your team, discuss trades, plays, calls, whatever. Just don't be mean or rude to anyone else.

that's all i mean.
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Originally posted by Rohitt Vermaa:
Hi fred the passion is because it is the only sport in which our country plays at international level.
I was under the impression that India was pretty highly-ranked in field hockey, too. (You probably just call it "hockey" but in Canada "hockey" defaults to ice hockey.)
Richard Green
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The trend for a WC final seems to be

Australia vs Asian Country


1996: Aus vs SL
2000: Aus vs Pak
2003: Aus vs Ind

Going by the above trend, its gonna be Aus vs Bangladesh.


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David O'Meara
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For the record, we're Australasian too

And don't say that about Bangladesh, they are one of few countries that have beaten us recently
Rohitt Vermaa
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Originally posted by Fred Rosenberger:
And being passionate is fine. it's when that passion FOR your team turns into HATRED for fans of/players on a DIFFERENT team.


That's true. We need to understand that cricket is only entertainment. Nothing more than that.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Paul Clapham:
I was under the impression that India was pretty highly-ranked in field hockey, too. (You probably just call it "hockey" but in Canada "hockey" defaults to ice hockey.)


India was about 2 decades.Now it has reached a stage where it can't qualify to play the WC.
Raghav Sam
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For the die hard cricket fans, pick your own team here!
All the best


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.<br />- Dr. Seuss
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Raghav Sam:
For the die hard cricket fans, pick your own team here!
All the best


The Indian team has been picked up. Doesn't even look strong on paper.
Sameer Jamal
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East or west those who are down under are best
Chetan Parekh
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Pradip, I believe Ganguly can make big diffrence. He has caliber and confidance both.
Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
Pradip, I believe Ganguly can make big diffrence. He has caliber and confidance both.


Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:


The Indian team has been picked up. Doesn't even look strong on paper.


Hmmm...instead of being so abstract, can you tell us what changes you would make to this team to make it look stronger on paper, and on field?


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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:


Hmmm...instead of being so abstract, can you tell us what changes you would make to this team to make it look stronger on paper, and on field?


You are right Mani. We don�t have enough talent to choose from.
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DADA BACK IN FORM !!!

Shud we return him his position of Indian Skipper???


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Alan Wanwierd
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errr.. Banglasdesh, England, New Zealand... the list is growing

I cant WAIT to see the Australians implode and get knowcked out! Its about time arrogance and a sense of entitlement was knocked out of the Australian cricket team and nobody would laugh harder than me Ricky ponting had to eat some serious humble pie!

(Typically - in his recent post match speach after losing the CBA trophy to England he didnt even mention that England had played well and beaten them comprehensively - he just said "We made a few mistakes and thats something we will be able to correct"... )
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Originally posted by Adrian Wallace:
Typically - in his recent post match speach after losing the CBA trophy to England he didnt even mention that England had played well and beaten them comprehensively - he just said "We made a few mistakes and thats something we will be able to correct"...



well, thats very typical of the aussie team i guess...
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Aussies hve lost 6 or their last 7 ODIs or so. This includes a first ever 10 wkt loss and now a white wash by black caps.
What's happening DOM? Ozzies injury list too is just getting longer.

Sit tight with your pop-corns ready folks, WC 07 looks pretty open


- Varun
David O'Meara
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Same thing I've been saying for the last two years.

Recap (my opinion):
The Oz selectors have been aiming at the World Cup for the last two years and have been concentrating on maintaining the same side rather than looking at giving new blood and experience to new up-and-comers and trying to decode who should really at the WC. The current complete focus on the WC will probably work to the detriment of Australian cricket in the long run and now looks to have fallen apart on the eve of the competition.

Hayden shouldn't be there. Sure he's had a couple of good knocks recently, but if his position had been given to someone else at the start of the previous tri-nations we could now have a long term replacement.

They should be looking to fill Gilly's shoes now. There are two or three other batsmen-keepers in the state comp that are blocked from getting a run due to Gilly's vice captaincy. I'm a big fan of Adam Gilchrist, but it's too important a position.

Players like Clarke, Johnson, White, Hodge and several others have shown promise but not given the opportunity to gain confidence at this level. Looking at the players that are still likely to retire soon, the selectors needed to look at the long term structure of the team a year ago.

Another lesson, based on the recent form in NZ, is that you can't suddenly alter the structure of a team and expect it to perform the same. The selectors probably saw that the NZ tour would be a challenge with that line up, but it probably caused more harm than good.

I think that we all hope that the losses will give the team a little more perspective (ie less arrogance) and personally I hope this creates a resolve that will get them to the WC finals. Or it may have broken their backs and the team will be a joke, we'll see what effect bringing Ponting back has.
Varun Khanna
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Originally posted by David O'Meara:
we'll see what effect bringing Ponting back has.


Thing is when you are failing to defend 350 odd scores, little can Ponting return do. The bowling really looks wayward ... being hit all over the park. However that young bloke Tait looks awesome, with his action bowling six 150km/hr each over is simply amazing.
However, I feel Aussies are lucky to see this happening prior to WC. I don't think they would get similar drubbing in WC. Too good a team to write off.
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the recent result where NZ gave 3-0 beating to AUS reinforces stephens fleming statement that world cup is wide -open
Pradeep bhatt
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Lot of matches will be fixed in WC.
David O'Meara
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Originally posted by Varun Khanna:
Thing is when you are failing to defend 350 odd scores, little can Ponting return do.


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.
 
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