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Thread: 12th Match - Afghanistan v England (23rd March)

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    12th Match - Afghanistan v England (23rd March)

    Discussion surrounding the 12th Match of the World Cup between Afghanistan and England (Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi).

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    Liam Dawson will play I think. Can't go worse than the seamers, I'd open with him. See if we can sneak through a couple cheap overs early.
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    England need to aim not just to win here, they need to take the chance to get their NRR up over SA and SL.
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    Shahzad to ton up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    England need to aim not just to win here, they need to take the chance to get their NRR up over SA and SL.
    That's a dangerous thought and England may lose if they play with that thought especially if batting first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weldone View Post
    That's a dangerous thought and England may lose if they play with that thought especially if batting first.
    Yeah, they should treat it as any other game, in which ultimately you still want to win by as many as possible.

    Still, I think they'll probably go out if they don't improve their NRR to get them over the two sides they're in competition with atm.

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    Despite all my predictions going horribly wrong so far I'm going to really stick my neck on the line and go for a convincing victory for england with roy and hales getting us off to a flyer with one of the two tonning up (if we bat first that is).
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    I hope Afghanistan bats first, poses a good total i.e. 170+ and then puts pressure on England with their spinners.

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    Out of England, Sri Lanka and South Africa who are vying for the second spot in the group........I think England will have the best chance of grabbing it outright without it coming down to NRR.

    Unless I'm being a dunce......we just need to win our last 2, which realistically are our two easiest games in the group. If we do that and the West Indies beat South Africa we'll go through.

    SL and SA have tougher games comes to come than England do.

    That said, of course there is always the chance this wont go to plan so a big win against the Afghanis will certainly be good insurance.
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    Yeah, win this by a big margin and beat the Lankans and we should be through really. Unless the Windies lose to SA and then destroy Afgan.

    The quality of cricket has been meh so far but there isn't a dominant team aside from NZ so the tournament is wide open.

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    We may need to get runs on the board in the first six before the spinners come on, particularly rashid khan who looks top drawer

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    Rashid Khan got absolutely mauled by De Villiers to be fair. Reckon there is enough footage on him now that he won't be a massive threat (touch wood)

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    It's weird that Afghan's batsmen have largely competed and gotten to par scores while their bowlers haven't been international standard.

    I would like to see their bowlers correct that at least once in this tournament. Particularly Dawlat and Rashid.

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