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Dead Rubber World Cup

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With just a few days to go before the start of the tenth World Cup we cannot pin-point a favourite as yet. With the tedious long-drawn format this is as open as it could be. The format starts off with a week of warm-up matches (just a hit and giggle contest) before the tournament officially begins. However the league format is nothing but an extended
warm-up with no real sense of serving any purpose. 42 meaningless games over a period of 30 days which have no bearing on the knock-outs followed by a crammed seven knock-out games to decide the winner. In effect the format takes 42 games to eliminate six weak teams and uses just the knock out games to determine the winner.


Sachin Tendulkar : Favorite Five


Arguably the game’s most complete and rounded batsman, the most worshipped cricketer in the world, 95 international centuries under his belt, one short of completing 50 Test hundreds. The records just keep on rolling for Tendulkar. Having completed 49 Test hundreds, his 50th is certainly bound to be special no matter where he scores or how much he scores. It was a tough task to pick five of his gems from the 49 but Ganesh Venkat of CW has picked his favorite five – here is the list in chronological order.