CONGRATULATIONS TO ENGLAND for a GOOD WIN over Srilanka, now Group B has suddenly spiced up
Yay, Franky Franklin!
I got the impression they still think Oram is a chance to be fit so I guess we'll see what happens. Franklin's lower order hitting was exactly what was required in the match against South Africa once we were 5 down. Though if he plays I can really see Dilshan taking a liking to his bowling.
The batting is still soft in the lower middle order but immeasurably better than having ****kins there.
This group always looked like being interesting (a lot more interesting than Group A with 3 teams) so it's awesome that England beat Sri Lanka, for interest sake. Really couldn't pick who will qualify from this group now, but funnily enough England are the only team that can afford to lose a match.
Edit: I probably shouldn't refer to a certain player like that - it's the selectors fault, not his. But that particular selection and this flawed approach to constructing the team has ****ed me off more than any other in recent memory.
Last edited by straw man; 26-09-2009 at 04:17 AM.
Likewise if lightning struck three times and England were undefeated , and NZ beat Sri Lanka, then one of SA, NZ & SL would go through with only one measly win.
I stick to my belief SL and SA will be through...............SA will beat Eng easily..........and SL will over run NZ.................
Be VERY AFRIDI!!
SA attack getting pummelled again.
Next game is a must win for us even on NRR. Should be interesting if we win we go through.
If South Africa lose here then they are almost certainly out. If England lose two in a row they are out. If all the games are England thrashing their opposition Sri Lanka may slide through.
Really really interesting championship so far, the finals could still be almost anyone. Only WI are definitely out.
Actually looking at the points table Sri Lanka's has a half-decent chance of moving through. Their NRR is already above New Zealand so if the latter lose to England they will be ahead. And SL's NRR is only slightly behind SA so a moderate loss by the latter would leave SL ahead.
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