- 2006/07 Champions Trophy
- 1999 World Cup (more than one thriller to go, particularly where Australia was involved)
- 2005/06 VB Series (was compelling during the early stages)
- 1987 World Cup (Australia winning, despite the apparent 20:1 odds)
- 1993/94 Benson and Hedges series (very tight, from what I heard, particularly during the round robin stages)
- 2007 World Cup (need I say more?)
- 2002/03 World Cup (for the tiresome issues of Zimbabwe, Kenya and ambush marketing)
- 2004 Champions Trophy
- 2005 Super Series (of all the adjectives I'd use to describe it, super would not be among them)
- 1991/92 World Cup (as much for Australia's dire performance as for the rain rules)
- 2000/01 CUB Series (utterly one-sided - and there were three teams!)
T20 tournaments (including the 2007 one, which was better than I expected) aren't considered, as I simply dislike that form of the game.
Has anyone got an opinion on those Asian test cricket tournaments that were played during the late 1990's?
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1992,1996 World cup
2007 T20 WC
1998 Titan cup(India defeating RSA in the finals)
1996 Carlton and United involving Pakistan, WI, AUS
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Nonetheless, purely from the POV that the 2007 World Cup was played with ODIs and the Twenty20 thingy with Twenty20, 2007 WC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2007/08 T20 World thingy.
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- 1992 World Cup
- 1996 World Cup
- 1999 World Cup
- 2002 VB Series
- 2005 VB (or was it CB?) Series
- 2008 CB Series
- 2000 Champions Trophy (or International Cup)
- 2002 Champions Trophy
- 2007 World Cup
- 2003 World Cup
- 2004 Champions Trophy
- Any exhibition tournament at a neutral venue- for their almost-total uselessness
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Twenty20 used to be boring.
But that Ireland victory over Pakistan was one piece in a massive jigsaw that ruined the tournament.
Ironically, you've removed the most interesting parts of the tournament there. I enjoyed one match in the T20 championship more than the entire World Cup.
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Yeah but you don't dislike Twenty20 - therefore that's near-inevitable.Ironically, you've removed the most interesting parts of the tournament there. I enjoyed one match in the T20 championship more than the entire World Cup.
I happen to think that, few and far between though they may have been, there were a few highlights of that tournament, Pakistan-vs-Ireland not included. The incredible Sri Lanka-England match; the brief time when Smith and de Villiers were looking like reprising The Wanderers; the Sri Lanka-South Africa match where the easiest position ever to be thrown away almost happened before they got over the line. And probably 1 or 2 others that I've forgotten. Games which were anticipated and lived-up to the billing.
Have to agree on some of those highlights too though, also Malinga's 4 in 4 alluded to, the Ireland-Zimbabwe tie.
However, had I done so that would indeed probably have been a fair estimate at my feelings.
I never enjoy seeing supposedly top-class teams being ripped-up by part-timers - never. That just isn't the way I swing, and I make no apologies for the anti-romantic feelings. Romance can be dealt with elsewhere - I just don't enjoy it in cricket.
Was going to mention the tie TBH.Have to agree on some of those highlights too though, also Malinga's 4 in 4 alluded to, the Ireland-Zimbabwe tie.
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