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    Which team has the best chance to stop Australia??

    Which team do you guys think has the most chance of knocking out Australia in WC (semis or final)?? Both in terms of talent and mental toughness, which team do you think is well equipped to do that??
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    Originally posted by age_master
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    South Africa will fail against Australia as they simply can't handle the pressure applied by the Australians.

    I think Black Caps can knock off Australia, they are capable of doing that and have been doing it in the recent past!

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    Sri Lanka can only because they have some good experience, and the West Indies have the batting line up to chase a huge total under pressure in a big game.


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    Realistically it is South Africa or Pakistan.

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    Past records reflect that South Africa have lost to Australia more tiems then they have won, specially in pressure games.

    Pakistan may not have the edge on current form, but they look to have the potential to stop the Aussies. They didn't have as good as a followup to the world cup as they did in 99, but they have done it before.
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    Originally posted by Gotchya
    Past records reflect that South Africa have lost to Australia more tiems then they have won
    Who hasn't?
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    I think South Africa, Pakistan and India are the only teams that are capable of stopping the Aussies at the moment.

    I think India who have guys like Sehwag, Tendulkar, Yuvraj, Kaif and Harbhajan could spring a surprise or two. But they must all fire at the same time!
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    Originally posted by Bazzaroodoo
    Who hasn't?

    Man to man, Proteas is the only side that can match Australia, others simply can't!! Therefore its amazing to see SA losing consistently to Australia .In the words of Glen, SA simply loses the match even before the match has actually started, if that's the attitude SA posses, then they can only hope for a miracle to save them in the matches against Australia!

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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    I think South Africa, Pakistan and India are the only teams that are capable of stopping the Aussies at the moment.

    I think India who have guys like Sehwag, Tendulkar, Yuvraj, Kaif and Harbhajan could spring a surprise or two. But they must all fire at the same time!

    I agree with you on India ( irrespective of the opinion of some naive pundits on this forum:rolleyes: ) i think India remains a dangerous side that can beat any side if its star batters fires.Unfortunately Indian batsmen have been going thogh bad patch and therefore i don't have much hopes from Indian team, but if they do regain their form quickly, then India might create a big upset in WC!

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    Srilanka dominate anyone on their day, and remember did beat ust with a bonus point at the SCG

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    Originally posted by age_master
    Srilanka dominate anyone on their day, and remember did beat ust with a bonus point at the SCG

    On its day most of the teams can beat Australia, not just SL. SL,Pak,NZ,Ind and SA, all have beaten Australia in recent past in a game or two!

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    Originally posted by Choora
    I agree with you on India ( irrespective of the opinion of some naive pundits on this forum:rolleyes: ) i think India remains a dangerous side that can beat any side if its star batters fires.
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    Originally posted by Choora
    I agree with you on India ( irrespective of the opinion of some naive pundits on this forum:rolleyes: ) i think India remains a dangerous side that can beat any side if its star batters fires.Unfortunately Indian batsmen have been going thogh bad patch and therefore i don't have much hopes from Indian team, but if they do regain their form quickly, then India might create a big upset in WC!
    ...likewise they are a fragile team and are just as likely to fall in a heap and get no where.
    The subcontinent teams are dangerous in that sense cause they can beat the best and then lose to mediocre teams in the space of a few days (ive never been sure as to why that is though)

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    Well Don, its because of inconsistency and a desire to win. After they beat a strong team (ie. Australia) and then they face a Zimbabwe they get complacent and a bit cocky, and dont play with the same intensity.

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