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    Group D - West Indies, England, Ireland

    Discussion around Group D involving West Indies, England, Ireland

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    Fri Apr 30
    West Indies v Ireland
    Providence Stadium, Guyana

    Mon May 3
    West Indies v England
    Providence Stadium, Guyana

    Tue May 4
    England v Ireland
    Providence Stadium, Guyana

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    Wouldn't suprise me if this group came down to NRR.

    In fact, there's no possible outcome in this group that would genuinely suprise me.


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    What are the pitches likely to be like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    What are the pitches likely to be like?
    Slow.
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    Sanga has done well but Murali has done better. In my opinion, Murali is simply the best off spinner in history of cricket and I can't make that kind of statement for Sanga.
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    I was aiming for some glimmer of hope that there might be one or two grounds that don't have prank pitches like those against Zimbabwe...

    West Indies shouldn't be allowed near any limited overs contest like this.

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    Keep hearing mentions that David Wainwright might be in contention for a place...wtf? He's no Stephen Parry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
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    It's hard challenging every misinformed comment Craig!! , if he doesn't know that we've got some decent pitches that suit spin, and some good pitches for pace then there's not much i can say, he'll see when the competition kicks off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindieWeathers View Post
    It's hard challenging every misinformed comment Craig!! , if he doesn't know that we've got some decent pitches that suit spin, and some good pitches for pace then there's not much i can say, he'll see when the competition kicks off.
    The last World Cup in the Caribbean was full of dreadful slow pitches. Around half of the first round of group games were turgid attritional crapfests. The domestic scene is dominated by spin bowlers. Test matches are played on bowler's graveyards. There'll probably be the odd good pitch, but past experience suggests most of them won't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    The last World Cup in the Caribbean was full of dreadful slow pitches. Around half of the first round of group games were turgid attritional crapfests. The domestic scene is dominated by spin bowlers. Test matches are played on bowler's graveyards. There'll probably be the odd good pitch, but past experience suggests most of them won't be.
    That's my point you're talking from "past experience", since Gibson became our manager he's seeked to get the pitches up to standard, so hopefully things will be much different this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindieWeathers View Post
    That's my point you're talking from "past experience", since Gibson became our manager he's seeked to get the pitches up to standard, so hopefully things will be much different this time.
    Hopefully so, although that really isn't a long time to be getting things in order. I would be surprised if many of the pitches could undergo big transformations within that time span.

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    can WI make it past the group stage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    can WI make it past the group stage?
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