Originally Posted by IndianByHeart
India happens to be the best team in the world atm, in the words of Hoggard, and you haven't included in your list??
15 consecutive successful chase (a world record) shows that they are probably better than any team in the world.I think Aus & SA are also strong contenders, don't think Pakistan will make it, their batting is too weak and they haven't sorted out their opening pair yet.
they may have won 15 consecutive matches chasing & has been in good form of late, but they are no way the best OD team in the world atm. Australia are still the best dont be fooled since Australia record in ODI's is still the best in the buisness
How could you say Pakistan batting is weal?
Malik, Younis, Inzamam, Yousuf, Akmal, Razzaq, Afridi doesn't look too weak to me. I wont say they haven't worked out their opening pair, to me it seems as if they are just very flexible their. Sometimes Akmal opens or goes down the order based on the situation, Afridi can go up the order, Malik can do it.
I wont say they are claer cut semi-finalist just yet, but OVERALL Australia, South Africa & Pakistan are better than India.