Got a hunch NZ may nick this one Pakistan are unbeaten but were pushed against Canada big time.
Bazza needs to fire!
Bazza needs to fire!
I disagree with you they were bowled out for 184 which fair enough was a tricky total on that deck but that 100-3 Canada had a real chance, after that Afridi raised his game and was one way traffic.They weren't pushed big time against Canada, to be fair. They were never really in danger of losing. It was a bit like our match against Ireland yesterday, maybe a touch closer.
I think we will have to agree to disagree! at 100-3 I really thought the chase was on and they had a chance of course that changed shortly after but at that moment they had a real chance IMHONah they never really had a chance to score 180 against that attack, in my opinion.
I hope so toowill be a good game usually the Kiwis have been our bitch @ world cup's hopefully the trend continues.
Odds of batting failing? I guess the odds would be something like 13 out of the last 16 times
The trouble was that once Canada would let the req run rate slip they would have an uphill task against the Pakistan bowling attack and especially on that pitch. That is exactly what happened. The key against this Pakistan side is to get a good quick start. That would bring Afridi under pressure. None of the sides have managed that so far. Even SL started off slowly, Gul gave away a 16 run over which boosted their run rate otherwise the start was not that great.I think we will have to agree to disagree! at 100-3 I really thought the chase was on and they had a chance of course that changed shortly after but at that moment they had a real chance IMHO
What's gone into you man???? You were the guy who was hell bent on proving that Kyle Mills was better than Shahid Afridi in all areas of the game. You seem to have lost all steam????You've just doomed us to another thirty games of terrible batting. I hope you're happy young man!
Mills bias does not equal NZ bias. Did you know we dropped him earlier in this world cup when he was reportedly fit to play?What's gone into you man???? You were the guy who was hell bent on proving that Kyle Mills was better than Shahid Afridi in all areas of the game. You seem to have lost all steam????
It's almost impossible to predict what will happen in this game.
The NZ team has been very inconsistent (especially the batsmen), who knows how they'll perform.
Pakistan have been a lot more consistent, but this isn't a must win game for them and it's hard to know how desperate they'll be to win it.
I hope NZ wins. They need the confidence.
My advice to Dan: Bowl first!!
IMO, Pakistan's strength comes from three players: Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi. Any team that wants to beat Pakistan needs to neutralize those three.
Why do you want them to bowl first ? Pakistan would love batting first; that is their strength. If they bat first and post 250 plus, New Zealand will find it very hard to score against their spinners.