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Cricket World Cup 2011

Discussion in 'Sports & Entertainment' started by BlueOval, Jan 19, 2011.

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which team will lift the World Cup ??

  1. India

    13 vote(s)
    86.7%
  2. South Africa

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. Autralia

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Sri Lanka

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. England

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. pakistan

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  7. West Indies

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. New Zealand

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Bangladesh

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Kenya

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Today's England VS South Africa would be a great match, it will test the South African's and show if they should be seen as a threat or not.
     
  2. Atul Gour

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    Well this world cup is definitely gonna be less predictable than the last one :D

    I mean today SA lost to England (lolengland :p) by 6 runs! Not many matches should be taken at face value.

    My top three teams are India, Australia and Pakistan at the moment. England are (surprisingly) the 'dark horse'.
     
  3. UNAM

    UNAM 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    my only fear in this world cup is, what if Australia win again??????????? i think then all the teams will request ICC either keep aus out of world cup or hand over the cup to them permanently:lol::lol:
     
  4. Desi Jatt

    Desi Jatt Captain ELITE MEMBER

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    I have also voted for australia inthe poll above...cause am quite sure..we all are underestimating them too much..they are still among thebests...If we see India's and SA's performnace so far who are being touted to win the cup..then I think autralia has already performed better than that. Iw ont be surprised if they win again.
     
  5. UNAM

    UNAM 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    ya sure, whatever others say but i still believe that aus is no. 1 side. every team in this world cup has shown some sort of weakness but not the case with aus, they are looking better of all. not to be surprise if they lift world cup again
     
  6. CONNAN

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    India vs Pakistan: Cracker of a quarter in offing?

    AHMEDABAD: Imagine the charged atmosphere if India were to play Pakistan in the World Cup quarterfinal match at Motera on March 24. The fans would be delirious, Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA) authorities would be in overdrive to manage the rush at the ticket windows, and the police would be on tenterhooks after intelligence inputs of a possible terror strike during the match.

    It may be too early to decide on India's opponents for the quarterfinal clash given that most teams have a few of matches to go in their own group. But the expectation is already building up. Motera's pitch is known to be batsman-friendly and if Tendulkar & Co tick, India would be one step closer to making history.

    But in the end, how many fans will get seats for the crucial match? Tickets have already become a touchy issue in the World Cup with angry fans being lathicharged in Nagpur and Bangalore after they couldn't get into the stadiums for India matches.

    GCA wants no chaos in ticket distribution, there is a possibility that very few may be left for the fans. A GCA official said, "After obliging the ICC, sponsors, Board for Control of Cricket in India, district associations, former players, ministers and bureaucrats, fewer tickets may be left for the public. But we will ensure more fans get in than in Chennai, Nagpur or Mumbai."

    "We will decide on the number of tickets for sale in a day or two," said GCA secretary Rajesh Patel. He had earlier told TOI at least 50 per cent tickets would go to the public. India will play its last league match in Nagpur on March 20 and arrive in Ahmedabad on March 21.

    WC: India vs Pakistan: Cracker of a quarter in offing?
     
  7. Barney Stinson

    Barney Stinson 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    All depends on Ind-SA match tomorrow as the winner of that match in all likely will top Group B..If India loses that match and wins against West Indies than deres a chance of an Indo - Pak quarterfinal as pakistan in all likely would be 3rd in Group A
     
  8. MAFIAN GOD

    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Shame on England.
    Another loss from a weak team.
     
  9. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    India have been lethargic, lacked zip

    When this World Cup is done and dusted, history might view this as the event that definitively ended the career of one of the world's great players, also one of its finest captains. No one would know this better than Ricky Ponting, as he goes into the match-that-might-change-it-all against India at
    Motera. If there's been one underlying topic of discussion at this Cup, it's been about how Ponting seems to have lost focus on both his captaincy and his batting. People are already talking about what's going to happen post the World Cup and he'd be under tremendous pressure, the kind he's never been under through a long and exceptionally successful career, which is why he'd also be finding it a difficult situation to cope with. http://www.hindustantimes.com/images/HTPopups/240311/24_03_11-metro-19b.jpg

    Get Punter early
    Yet, despite the statistics and records in that career, he now has no choice but to prove his captaincy and himself as a batsman yet again. This is where India's great advantage lies. If they get him out cheaply in case Australia bat first, they'd have him under even more pressure for the rest of the game. It's absolutely vital to keep reminding the opposition about the chinks in their armour through your body language.

    Show Intensity
    They have to be buzzing from ball one. India, in the field so far, have gone through some steep highs and lows. There have been times when they have looked focused and attacked every ball (like after a wicket has fallen) but more often than not, they've looked lethargic, and lacked intensity.

    Although Australia haven't looked particularly with it (intensity) either, they're in the quarterfinals; they've won the last three World Cups and they came into the tournament as the world no. 1 team. They have players like Shane Watson, who are capable of turning a game on its head, and as a team, they can never be underestimated.

    Aussie Pacers
    Australia will be heavily dependent on their fast bowlers. Logically, they'll be looking at sending down a barrage of short-pitched deliveries, into the Indian batsmen's ribs. If the Indian openers can ward those off and get off to a good start, then Australia are in trouble. If you're 60 for no loss against Australia, they don't have a second line of defence. If you are 30-3, then they'll be all over you.

    As for India, if the wicket takes a bit of spin I'd go with a 2-2 combine, and play Zaheer, Munaf, Harbhajan and Ashwin. With Sehwag in, one of Pathan and Raina should go out. While I'd stick with Pathan, it's possible that Dhoni goes with Raina.

    Whatever the final XI, India should be all charged up. If all the world's a stage, this is where the arc-lights shine brightest. The Cup awaits

    India have been lethargic, lacked zip - Hindustan Times
     
  10. Sid

    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Kamran Akmal is listed as Wicketkeeper?
     
  11. Sid

    Sid Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    To bhailog, kaun jeetega aaj?
     
  12. BlueOval

    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^^^

    Australia is going to win today....
     
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