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Thread: Semi Final 1 - New Zealand v England (30th March)

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    Semi Final 1 - New Zealand v England (30th March)

    Discussion surrounding the 1st Semi Final of the World Cup between New Zealand and England (Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi).

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    Damn tough to pick this. NZ with the form they're in should be favourites but England have a very well balanced side.

    Just about backing NZ to win.
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    Yeah, NZ will rightfully be favorites. I hope we bat first, because anything above 160 on a 'normal' pitch will put massive pressure on NZ. Our spinners need to turn up this time, but I don't see NZ players as good against spin as Angelo is.

    Will be a great game. Willey first up against Guptil will be crucial, if he can trap him in-front with a bit of nibble would be massive for us.

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    I think England will beat the kiwis, English batting is slightly better this tournament and the bowling is evenly matched
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Depends on the wicket, if it is a belter I think England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    the bowling is evenly matched
    Don't agree with that at all. But, yeah, England's batting has been better than ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Don't agree with that at all. But, yeah, England's batting has been better than ours.
    santner and sodhi have been going great guns tbf but i expect them to trip up about now. Their run has been ridiculous and failure has to be around the corner surely. I don't think this tournament has been an accurate reflection of their real quality. I might get egg in my face in about a year's time or so but currently i stick by my assessment

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    We're going to crush Kiwi hearts, souls and minds.

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    I am picking England but it is a toss up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    santner and sodhi have been going great guns tbf but i expect them to trip up about now. Their run has been ridiculous and failure has to be around the corner surely. I don't think this tournament has been an accurate reflection of their real quality. I might get egg in my face in about a year's time or so but currently i stick by my assessment
    Sodji legitimately has what it takes to be a gun t20 and even ODI bowler. This has been apparent for quite a while in domestic cricket.

    NZ's batting definitely the weak suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Yeah, NZ will rightfully be favorites. I hope we bat first, because anything above 160 on a 'normal' pitch will put massive pressure on NZ. Our spinners need to turn up this time, but I don't see NZ players as good against spin as Angelo is.

    Will be a great game. Willey first up against Guptil will be crucial, if he can trap him in-front with a bit of nibble would be massive for us.
    Williamson is every bit as a good a player of spin if not better, the way he knocked around Shakib on a turgid track was just wondrous. The rest not so much.

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    Angelo isn't particularly good against spin, is he? Maybe in t20 he is.

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    I pick NZ definitely.

    The only thing going for England is they'll be playing at Kotla but NZ have adapted tremendously well at each venue they've been at.

    NZ have the batting quality to deal with England's pedestrian bowling attack while England's batsmen would have to deal with the best bowling attack of the tournament.In such circumstances,i'd definitely pick the team with the better bowling options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    santner and sodhi have been going great guns tbf but i expect them to trip up about now. Their run has been ridiculous and failure has to be around the corner surely. I don't think this tournament has been an accurate reflection of their real quality. I might get egg in my face in about a year's time or so but currently i stick by my assessment
    Strange defense to your argument that NZ/Eng bowlers are evenly matched tbh, You may turn out to be right, but don't think that argument (or effectively non-argument) does you any favours. Just sounds like an assertion based on nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
    Angelo isn't particularly good against spin, is he? Maybe in t20 he is.
    Wait wasn't it against pace that Angelo fans were lauding him as the best going around against prior to Wagner making him look like a total Muppet? It's now spin is it?

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