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    Too early to say yet, obv, but the old weather's not helping things much. Both England's games have been reduced to farces by the precipitation so far.
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    It's cricket and India are winning. So no, not yet. Coolios.

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    Seems the West Indies games had good crowds and so did Australia-Pakistan so..
    Besides people in the Caribbean actually WORK so morning games during weekdays aren't going to be full. You'll get larger crowds on the wekend especially Sundays after church.But hey, just complain why don't you?
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    I read that Bangladesh turned up for training at Kensington Oval to find no nets yesterday. Crazy.

    Too early to call the tournament a write off though. You can't blame anyone for the weather, but it sure has killed off the last two days and spoiled the chances of a couple of teams. Hoping the next stage will see some exciting cricket, the good teams look like making it through, and some really exciting players are in top form (i.e Raina, Tait and Watson plus others).


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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    ok nufan. u know more about cricket than i do so i;ll give it a chance
    That's good to hear mate. I just meant that World Cups have been going on for 30 odd years and since you've been watching for 3 or 4 years it might be hard to call it the worst world cup ever.

    I do feel sorry for teams like Zimbabwe who didn't get a proper chance to shine due to the rain.

    Shortened games are an absolute joke in T20 as far as I'm concerned. I would rather reserve days instead of matches lasting 6 overs into the second innings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Shortened games are an absolute joke in T20 as far as I'm concerned. I would rather reserve days instead of matches lasting 6 overs into the second innings.
    This. The impact of rain on this World Cup has been severe. Too many innings either truncated or continually interrupted, thus disrupting momentum which is even more important in 20:20 than other forms of the game. It's been disappointing. 3 team groups isn't enough either as effectively you can progress by default (like England effectively have) without having even won a game.

    Too many games at the ODI world cup, and not enough at the 20:20 world cup to really establish who the best team is.
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    To be honest, who has the rain actually stopped from qualifying? People are going on as if Ireland were guaranteed to win last night and have been robbed by the rain when in reality we don't know what would've happened (and the bookies seemed fairly sure England would restrict them in those conditions)

    If anything the rain effected England in the previous game far more, a game which they then lost because of the vagaries of the D/L system.
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    Can't be that bad with these two guys still playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    To be honest, who has the rain actually stopped from qualifying? People are going on as if Ireland were guaranteed to win last night and have been robbed by the rain when in reality we don't know what would've happened (and the bookies seemed fairly sure England would restrict them in those conditions)

    If anything the rain effected England in the previous game far more, a game which they then lost because of the vagaries of the D/L system.
    That's not what I was saying at all. It's ruined the spectacle of too many games in such a short tournament. Who wants to see a 20:5? You may as well not have bothered playing the 20 really. It is **** though - for England as much as the opposition - that they can qualify for the next round with Zero wins next to their name. I think if you're going to have groups of 3, you should play 2 games against each opponent (4 games per team per group)

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    I guess the problem is the tight scheduling - if it's raining one day then there's a fair chance of getting some the next day and there's only the 4 games thus far reduced by rain, 2 involving Zimbabwe (that they were well behind in the game with) and the 2 involving England - I guess that because these happen to be the last 4 games played then it's fresh in the memory and thus seems more of a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post


    Can't be that bad with these two guys still playing.
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    This is the first World Cup (including T20 and ODI) since (arguably) 1999 where no minnows have made it through to the next round, FWIW.

    1999 had Zimbabwe in the Super Six with no Windies, England or Sri Lanka, but I don't think you can really call 1999 Zimbabwe 'minnows.' But in terms of the 8 teams that are through now (Aus, Eng, SA, NZ, Pak, Ind, WI and SL), the last time they were all together was 1996.

    Should hopefully make for some good watching.
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    Who made it through in the 2007 T20?

    Know Zimbabwe beat Australia but they didn't get out the group.

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