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    Icon7 England Vs. SriLanka

    So Next up is England Vs. Sri Lanka at rosebowl.

    IMO this is an easy one. England will beat SriLanka easily.

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    Unless they have a particularly bad day or if Flintoff does something special again i expect Sri Lanka to win. England aren't the form side in ODI's. They may have beaten India but the first game India batted sh!t and in the second it was down to Flintoff. And before that there was the Natwest series debacle


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    60 - 40 for England

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dar
    Unless they have a particularly bad day or if Flintoff does something special again i expect Sri Lanka to win. England aren't the form side in ODI's. They may have beaten India but the first game India batted sh!t and in the second it was down to Flintoff. And before that there was the Natwest series debacle
    I expect the captain of the team that wins the toss to put the other in and win it!!

    The winner of the toss wins it,IMO (and this will probably be the pattern for rest of this tournament too.

    If a Team such as England wins the toss (even against Aussies) with the nature of the conditions and pitches they can win it !!

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    Yeah right !!

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    I actually dont think the toss should play much part in this one (unless it is really really bowler friendly for the first hour).....I think England are too strong for Sri lanka..Sri lanka havent played well in England for quite a long time,and I think they will be heavily reliant on the experience of Vaas to get them through this one.

    Englands bowlers should also be too much for a Sri lankan team that looks to me to be a bit fragile..I think if England lose, they should be very disappointed with themselves.
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    Normally id favor Sri Lanka but the Rose Bowl is a new pitch and is VERY seamer friendly and got good pace...which i think will be exploited to the max by Harmison and Flintoff whether we bowl first or not.

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    I will copy off the Sept. 19th thread and do this

    Trescothick vs. Jayasuria- Jayasuria
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    I expect England to win the game fairly easily. The Sri Lankan batting lineup has little experience with English conditions and the moving ball, and if they're inserted then I expect a lot of difficulty early on. Without Muralitharan, England also trump Sri Lanka in the spin bowling department (and the Rose Bowl isn't going to turn much anyway).

    The best chance that the Sri Lankans have is that they field first, and that Vaas is on form and can take two or three early wickets (a repeat of that Bangladesh game in the World Cup would be handy), and that Zoysa and Maharoof (not seen him bowl yet, but the stats have been distinctly, well, rubbish - can anyone enlighten me?) can chip in with a couple as England capitulate before Chandana has to come on alongside the other second-string spinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dar
    England aren't the form side in ODI's.
    I clearly imagined us playing brilliantly to beat India then.

    Sri Lanka are untested in English conditions.
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    [QUOTE=Tom Halsey]I clearly imagined us playing brilliantly to beat India then.
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    watch out pak, apparently the indian team isnt in woeful form. They were just outclassed by a brilliant england side.

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    Sri Lanka for mine, they will bat England out of the game.
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