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    Could the 2007 World Cup, be the most exciting ever?

    I really think it could be. With the majority of the grounds in the caribbean likely to be fairly small, pitches very batsman friendly & the increase in scoring rates amongst the top sides which i think has been helped by the introduction of 20/20 cricket which has lead to some big scores in one-day cricket over the past 18 months or so.

    I really think we are going to see some really big scores next year amongst the major nations due to those facts, the caribbean IMO looks tailor made for aggressive batsmen & the top 8 nations once they go full-strenght have very strong batting line-ups.

    So for me, i think the winner of the world cup will be the sides with the best bowling attack, and IMO Australia/South Africa/Pakistan have the best all-round bowling attacks in One-day cricket to bowl in most circumstances especially in the crucial death overs, so once they have all their best players available i strongly believe these three (3) sides have the best chances of coming out victorious next year. But overall i expect next year to be the best ever.

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    More runs doesn't necessarily mean more excitement.
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    More runs = boring cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    More runs doesn't necessarily mean more excitement.
    well if the last year or so is any indicator i think it does..

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    More runs = boring cricket.
    well maybe if its get to the extent where the bowling attack is totally unpenetrative, but in most cases i don't think it would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    More runs = boring cricket.
    Not to people like me who love to see runs being scored...more runs=exciting cricket for me

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    thats the spirit

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    What's the best ODI match ever? SA vs. Aus WC 99.

    How many runs were scored in that match? Not too many.

    You need a mix of high scoring games and low scoring games and anything in the middle, if you have too many of one, then it gets boring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    What's the best ODI match ever? SA vs. Aus WC 99.

    How many runs were scored in that match? Not too many.

    You need a mix of high scoring games and low scoring games and anything in the middle, if you have too many of one, then it gets boring.
    Its up there, but i'd say the game at Jo'burg was better along with the IND/PAK, Karachi 2004. You are probably right, but i still reckon next year has the capability of being the best ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    Its up there, but i'd say the game at Jo'burg was better along with the IND/PAK, Karachi 2004. You are probably right, but i still reckon next year has the capability of being the best ever.
    It will only be the greatest tournament ever if either of these two things happen:

    The team batting first doesn't consistently bat the other team out of the game.

    Or the team batting 2nd can consistently compete in chasing down big totals.

    If the team batting first continually wins with big scores that are basically imposible to chase down, it will be the most boring World Cup ever.

    What South Africa did to Australia earlier this year can not be done match after match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    What's the best ODI match ever? SA vs. Aus WC 99.

    How many runs were scored in that match? Not too many.

    You need a mix of high scoring games and low scoring games and anything in the middle, if you have too many of one, then it gets boring.
    SA vs AUS earlier this year. More than 800 run scored. Need i say more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright
    It will only be the greatest tournament ever if either of these two things happen:

    The team batting first doesn't consistently bat the other team out of the game.

    Or the team batting 2nd can consistently compete in chasing down big totals.
    Both are possible because, the grounds are small & the pitches are flat are big scores can be scored regulary & all of the top eight sides have good enough batting to be competitve in a chase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luffy
    SA vs AUS earlier this year. More than 800 run scored. Need i say more...
    Yes, like tell how it was the greatest ODI ever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    I really think it could be. .
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