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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Is that it? Whinges about population?

    Heh. I'll remember that when the Football World Cup comes along and Brazil win, maybe. I'm sure China and India will be gutted to have missed out, but others will be delighted with beating each other to the semi final places.
    Whinging? Yeah I am winging because we have been a better team at ODI's than England for a long time, and it pains you.

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    Heh nope, England have been just wildly erratic. On a good day England could beat anyone when it meant something. New Zealand on the other hand have been a consistently mediocre outfit, which will get you consistently to the quarter/semi finals and consistently not win anything worthwhile.

    Unlike certain other sides, like for instance Australia, there's no real rivalry with New Zealand. They're too insignificant. You seem keen to try and build one up because you know Australia will crush you whenever they feel like it.
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    boy when was the last time nz played their full team. so excited for this series.we should atleast get to the finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Well in the past England have generally picked players at the top of the order in particular who are just blatant liabilities (Denly, Bopara, Key etc.) This time they look pretty strong batting-wise albeit their opening partnership is completely unproven. They have done okay in recent T20Is. They'd have made the semis last time but for being D/L-****ed.

    Sri Lanka are leagues ahead of NZ.

    Their team would have these names in it, potentially:

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    Malinga
    Murali
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    I doubt the fill-ins will be worse than what NZ have, whilst there are far more quality names and better quality names.
    Dinesh Chandimal is not a fill in by any means. Best batsman of local 50-50 format and very good in T20s. Chanaka Welagedara is the best pacemen SL has at the moment except Malinga. Real fill ins are Kulasekara, Jayasuriya amd Kapugedara,and these are in because of politics. Maharoof, Vaas / Thushara, Kulatunga (best batsman of local T20 tournament) should have replaced them.
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    India to play Sri Lanka in the final. Anything can happen but I'd imagine India has too many in-form guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    India to play Sri Lanka
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    lol.. is it juz me or India being HUGELY over rated here? Come on guys.. On those slow and low tracks, we suck!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Migara View Post
    Dinesh Chandimal is not a fill in by any means. Best batsman of local 50-50 format and very good in T20s. Chanaka Welagedara is the best pacemen SL has at the moment except Malinga. Real fill ins are Kulasekara, Jayasuriya amd Kapugedara,and these are in because of politics. Maharoof, Vaas / Thushara, Kulatunga (best batsman of local T20 tournament) should have replaced them.
    Yeah agree with most of this, actually didn't know Roofers and Vaas weren't in the set up. Real shocker of a choice that. Kula is good but not in T20, Jayasuriya is struggling these days and Kapu isn't suited to this format.

    How does Piranha (vitana) go in this format, have only seen him in Tests?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Heh nope, England have been just wildly erratic. On a good day England could beat anyone when it meant something. New Zealand on the other hand have been a consistently mediocre outfit, which will get you consistently to the quarter/semi finals and consistently not win anything worthwhile.

    Unlike certain other sides, like for instance Australia, there's no real rivalry with New Zealand. They're too insignificant. You seem keen to try and build one up because you know Australia will crush you whenever they feel like it.
    Would take NZ over England in ODIs pretty much every time personally. And the argument that 'on a good day England could beat anyone' is a bit misleading, because any team will win if they have a good day (see Bangladesh at Cardiff 2005), it's just that England's good days in ODIs, especially in large tournaments, seem few and far between.

    But this is T20s not ODIs, and England do certainly have a decent line-up, so who knows. I think it's really a bit too hard to pick a favourite at this stage, maybe it's just because I'm not that clued up on T20, but they're just far too unpredictable for mine. NZ do definitely have some good names in their line-ups though, with Bond, Vettori, Taylor, Ryder and McCullum. Whether it'll be enough remains to be seen. Would back them over Aus though, that's for sure.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Difference is Murali did really well when he played.

    McCullum in reality is poor as an international batsman, if you look past the hype.
    And I stopped reading. He has one of the best Int20/20 records going around, and he just scored 100 against a very good attack only a month or so ago.
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    And I stopped reading. He has one of the best Int20/20 records going around, and he just scored 100 against a very good attack only a month or so ago.
    In a meaningless game against crap bowling on an absolute road.

    Look at his record in proper meaningful contests. Rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    How does Piranha (vitana) go in this format, have only seen him in Tests?
    OKish. Nothing flash about him though

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    Pak will successfully defend the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faisal1985 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    In a meaningless game against crap bowling on an absolute road.

    Look at his record in proper meaningful contests. Rubbish.
    Surely you could do better then that Scaly?

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