View Poll Results: Who will win it this time around ?

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  • Australia

    11 13.92%
  • England

    3 3.80%
  • Westindies

    7 8.86%
  • South Africa

    14 17.72%
  • Pakistan

    7 8.86%
  • India

    18 22.78%
  • New Zealand

    13 16.46%
  • Sri Lanka

    3 3.80%
  • Bangladesh

    2 2.53%
  • Others

    1 1.27%
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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    I fancy Sri Lanka. But a lot will rest on Jaya and Dilshan with the bat. Bowling looks good with Malinga, Mendis, Murali, that is 12 good overs just there and then chuck in a few other bolters.

    Surprised about the votes for South Africa, not a great 20/20 outfit and their record reflects that. Also, not a settled side and lot of questions remain about composition.
    Kulasekara too, is number 1 in the ODI bowling rankings at the moment. It's the batting that might be an issue.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Kulusakera? Jeez he was sneaky, good on him though. SL have a good chance imo, but I think SA will probably win it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
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    Styris in for McGlashan surely. Also allows Oram to drop down to 6.

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    Sri Lanka if Malinga keeps up this form.

    Sanga needs to be in form come the tournament too. Can't always rely on Dilshan and Jaya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyGS View Post
    India are pretty bad at T20 tbh.
    Based on two losses to NZ?

    India have got a damn good record, don't they? Or am I imagining this.

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    Have they won many games outside of the WC? Obviously they performed very well there.

    I remember they got one flogging in Australia last time they were here. NZ had the better of them. Other "friendlies"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Based on two losses to NZ?

    India have got a damn good record, don't they? Or am I imagining this.
    Records don't really mean anything. I'm going by what I've seen of them in the format. And I think they're quite poor at it.

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    I think most of the test playing nations CAN win this. I reckon if the West Indies pick their best side (including Dwayne Smith in the middle order) they have an outside chance of going a fair way in the tournament. Though I would pick a winner from South Africa, India and Sri Lanka.

    Australia should do well, but I think, yet again, they will just pick a one day side carrying the likes of Michael Clarke and Mike Hussey rather than some dominant batsmen who have proved their 20/20 worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Have they won many games outside of the WC? Obviously they performed very well there.

    I remember they got one flogging in Australia last time they were here. NZ had the better of them. Other "friendlies"?
    Yeah but India beat Australia in India in their T20 match.

    Hard to read much from those matches I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Sri Lanka if Malinga keeps up this form.

    Sanga needs to be in form come the tournament too. Can't always rely on Dilshan and Jaya.
    Yeah they have to use him right though (ie leaving 3/4 overs till the death).

    If you've been strangled by M&M and are then forced to score off fast yorkers by Malinga, it's going to be a massacre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Yeah but India beat Australia in India in their T20 match.

    Hard to read much from those matches I guess.
    Yeah, playing one offs, or at most two, twenty20 games doesn't really allow you to get into any rhythm playing in the format.

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    ICC should introduce World Rankings (and for players).

    Most big series now have at least two 20/20 fixtures and given a WC is held nearly every year (next one after this is in the Windies, 2010), it would make some sense.

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    England has home advantage, India has depth and in-form performers. Australia is still undecided regarding its potential makeup with confusion as to whether to select the older players or some better performing younger ones. Pakistan is a write off, NZ players are out of form. Bangers are useless as are the other minnows. Windies will be flashy. SA is in the same boat as Australia with players likely to be picked on reputation who don't deserve to be selected. Their bowling looks weak.

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    Actually I might have been wrong about NZ after the IPL goings on recently.

    NZ's top order will actually survive most of the innings (except for Ryder obviously), but instead go at about 3 an over til McCullum finally hits one and holes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Actually I might have been wrong about NZ after the IPL goings on recently.

    NZ's top order will actually survive most of the innings (except for Ryder obviously), but instead go at about 3 an over til McCullum finally hits one and holes out.
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