Nah, disagree. In 99 only 6 teams made it through, meaning some of the proper test nations had to go home early reagrdless. In fact, as yer Zimbas qualified too, 3/8 took an early bath, but that's beside the point.I hardly think its cooking the books here. The '99 format would have done just as well to avoid an early exit if that was the aim of the organisers. The quarterfinals exist because the BCCI loves knockout games, thats all.
I reckon there's a lot of people reading into the format what they needn't.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, went on the finals and I was drunk for that whole weekend. We lost spectacularly to a squash ball and I ended up with a splitting headache bailing my friend out of jail for drunk driving. What a party..I forgot there was a World Cup going on once India got knocked out.
Yeah, but we suck hard in typical subcontinental conditions so it'll probably result in ongoing mockery or, if people really want to annoy me, patronising comments about how hard we were trying while losing by 370 runs.It'll be funny seeing you actually support someone for more than just a couple of games for a change.
Nah, the reason the Super 8s were so boring was because of a complete lack of close, exciting games.The main reason the Super 8s were so boring was because India and Pakistan had exited though.