Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
Why on earth would prelim points be carried forwards? That would be completely unfair given that the four sides in the group would have all faced different sides. It's not like in the 50-over WC in 07, where you carried forward points only from your game with the other team to also go through.
There is no argument that can be made for points being carried forwards in the interest of fairness. If pakistan aren't good enough then they'll get found out in the semis, or the final.
Originally Posted by Uppercut
Jesus Alex, how come you're the only one on the planet who can't see that the system is perfectly fair and reasonable.
Must be my fixation with the idea that the team with more wins should progress to the knockouts ahead of teams with lesser wins.
If there are instances where a team managed to reach knockouts in a world tournament, despite having lesser wins than a team which exited it, please feel free to share.
In other words why the need for two prelim rounds?