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    England's chances in World cup '03???


    How do you guys rate the England's team chances in the WC'03???

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    1)Australia
    2)South Africa
    3)Sri Lanka
    4)Pakistan
    5)India
    6)New Zealand
    7)WestIndies
    8)England
    9)Zimbabwe
    ....

    This is just a guess so no harsh criticism.. :rolleyes: thanx

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    The way I see it, Aus will qualify from our Group and then it's between England, India and Pakistan.

    With the leveller of the conditions I think England may sneak through, but it is imperative they beat one of India or Pakistan in the Group games, and preferably both.
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    Originally posted by CricketGuru
    1)Australia
    2)South Africa
    3)Sri Lanka
    4)Pakistan
    5)India
    6)New Zealand
    7)WestIndies
    8)England
    9)Zimbabwe
    ....

    This is just a guess so no harsh criticism.. :rolleyes: thanx
    I really doubt England are behind the West Indies, England crushed a similer team when they came over to England, they even had Lara then. England have since drawn with NZ and India and both England and India crushed Sri Lanka in England who you have put as 3rd...England should be at least 5th-6th

    Also I know it was a guess but still England arn't that bad!!!

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    Originally posted by Rik

    I really doubt England are behind the West Indies, England crushed a similer team when they came over to England, they even had Lara then. England have since drawn with NZ and India and both England and India crushed Sri Lanka in England who you have put as 3rd...England should be at least 5th-6th

    Also I know it was a guess but still England arn't that bad!!!

    [Edited on 24/11/2002 by Rik]
    It doesn't matter at all whether England is better than NZ/SL and Windies or not, this is because those teams are in other group , which is a bit weaker and they will most probably make it to the super six.England will most probably miss the buss from group A while WI will most probably fail to reach the super six from group B!

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    NZ drew the test series with England but we did win the ODI Series 3-2, and it was only close after NZ decided to show little respect to the opposition after the hiding in Wellington.

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    England might win the WC '03 !

    In WC, Favourites are doomed.In '83 Wi was Fav, but India went on to win the cup! In 87 Ind/Pak were fav but a young Aussie team won the cup.In 92 Aus and Eng were fav but Pak surprised everyone.'96 was even more surprising when SL shocked everyone by winning the cup.In '99 SA and Pak were fav's, Aus at one time were nearly out of the tournament, yet it was Aus who won it in the end!
    Going by the history, i would say that an outsider like England might surprise eveyone by winning the cup!!

    [Edited on 24/11/2002 by SRTgrSDB]

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    The final will be b/w Eng and WI



    Well since being a fav & a host have gone against the teams in the previous WC's so far, i would say that we might see England and WI in the final of the '03 world cup! Both aren't tipped to win the cup, and are the only team to have reached the finals on three occassions.

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    Their games against Australia doesnt prove anything about the style of cricket they will be playing in the Worldcup with a full squad and all hopefully, they will pose problems for teams and like the big score they scored in the Natwest Final their bowling will fire up too for sure

    So i will say it will be a good contest and they might reach the super 6
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    This lot will be a thriller no doubt about it

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    England

    tipped to get through in that order. But England could surprise ofcourse, a tight competetion with India and an inconsistent Pakistan might see them getting through. But at the moment it looks improbable. I would love to say that it is between India and England, but cricket is far too unpredictable for that. With Gough out, English chances have received a big blow. It will then largely depend on how the Indian and English bowlers perform on the SA tracks. Their batters are definitely going to be tested by Pakistan and Australia !
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    Originally posted by Rik
    Originally posted by CricketGuru
    1)Australia
    2)South Africa
    3)Sri Lanka
    4)Pakistan
    5)India
    6)New Zealand
    7)WestIndies
    8)England
    9)Zimbabwe
    ....

    This is just a guess so no harsh criticism.. :rolleyes: thanx
    I really doubt England are behind the West Indies, England crushed a similer team when they came over to England, they even had Lara then. England have since drawn with NZ and India and both England and India crushed Sri Lanka in England who you have put as 3rd...England should be at least 5th-6th

    Also I know it was a guess but still England arn't that bad!!!

    [Edited on 24/11/2002 by Rik]
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    The early part of the Cup will be dominated by the 3 of them trying to squeeze into 2 places - will need a couple of moments of genius from any of the teams to do it (and they all have the players capable of doing it on the day!)

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    When the draw first came out it was obvious both groups have the appearance of one team certain to make it through, 3 fighting it out for 2 more places, and 2 teams without much chance.
    England need to play well against India and Pakistan as was mentioned.

    There are now an official set of rankings which are fairly complicated and took alot of time and effort to establish. They place England 7th, which you could contest, but that's not unreasonable.

    India's batting didn't fire today and it showed how weak they are. Sehwag was their best bowler and a previously thought to be weak WI side crushed them by well over 100 runs. Both these facts tell a story.
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    India's batting didn't fire today and it showed how weak they are. Sehwag was their best bowler and a previously thought to be weak WI side crushed them by well over 100 runs. Both these facts tell a story.
    And it doesn't take a genius to figure this out....yet....

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    Originally posted by Bazzaroodoo
    India's batting didn't fire today and it showed how weak they are. Sehwag was their best bowler and a previously thought to be weak WI side crushed them by well over 100 runs. Both these facts tell a story.
    It tells that if a side is without two of its best batsmen, then there is a realistic chnce that it will struggle, no matter how talented the substitute are.

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