Originally Posted by chaminda_00
2003 was a while ago, but from memory most of sides were probably worse then what the sides were in this tournment. Sri Lanka played worse then what they did in '99 but made the semis, they were far better in this World Cup.
That's such an excellent point. Sri Lanka were hopeless in the 2003 World Cup, yet made the semis and were not that
far off making the finals, even with their poor batting performance.
Either of NZ, SL or SA could have made the final alongside Australia, whereas in 2003 as far as I'm concerned it was always going to be Australia vs. India. The rest never looked like even coming close.