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    No great results so far except for Turbinator's. Amazing Predictions.

    - India as winners (and they are strong contenders for most disaponiting and worst of top 8 awards !!

    - Ganguly for most runs !!

    - SAF as the most disappointing team !!

    - And the man of the finals and highest wicket taker in the tournament as the most disappointing player !!!

    This man just missed being Nostradamus

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    Good work SJS. Also disagree with you there Scaly, from memory even without those two, Pakistan were ahead of India according to most people, going in to the WC.
    I don't give a toss about most people. Pakistan had what a second string bowling attack led by the likes of Sami and no top order. India had all their usual star names and a supposedly a newish promising seam attack. I'm sure the odds were longer on Pakistan winning the World Cup than India once the drugs cheats were ruled out. Everything I've seen so far suggests it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    I don't give a toss about most people. Pakistan had what a second string bowling attack led by the likes of Sami and no top order. India had all their usual star names and a supposedly a newish promising seam attack. I'm sure the odds were longer on Pakistan winning the World Cup than India once the drugs cheats were ruled out. Everything I've seen so far suggests it.
    Lol, then why did you say "Also going into the World Cup India were more favoured than Pakistan" a very strong implication on what most people think. It was regarding that I replied 'most people...'. Whatever logic goes on by you, has really no impact on the most disappointing side which has alot more to do with peoples expectations and the collective ratings of a certain side.
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    Pup Clarke

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    Winners…………………. Australia ….5
    Worst of "Big 8"………… Sri Lanka ….0
    Most Runs………………. Gayle ….0
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Dhoni ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Ponting ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Lee ….0
    Best E Rate……………… Murali ….0
    Best Bowling…………….. Bond ….0
    Emerging Player………… Taylor ….0
    Disappointing Player…… McGrath ….0
    Surprise Package………. Windies ….0
    Disappointing Team……. Safrica ….0
    TOTAL ….5

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    Phoenixfire

    Winners…………………. SAF ….1
    Worst of "Big 8"………… India ….3
    Most Runs………………. KP/Ponting ….1/2
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Afridi ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Jayasuriya ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Asif ….0
    Best E Rate……………… McGrath ….0
    Best Bowling…………….. KP ?? ….0
    Emerging Player………… Leverock ….0
    Disappointing Player…… Gilchrist ….0
    Surprise Package………. England ….0
    Disappointing Team……. India ….3
    TOTAL ….7 1/2

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Lol, then why did you say "Also going into the World Cup India were more favoured than Pakistan" a very strong implication on what most people think. It was regarding that I replied 'most people...'. Whatever logic goes on by you, has really no impact on the most disappointing side which has alot more to do with peoples expectations and the collective ratings of a certain side.

    Favoured by people with some semblance of a clue, not your average sheep. If you want to go that route I can simply state that India has the biggest cricketing population by far... so guess what most people with cricket interest generally thought?

    The odds are a better gauge, although with some slight bias obviously. You don't see bookies short of money.

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    You can CLOSEYOUREYES now mate. We have a new leader. Its GOUGHY !!

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    Winners…………………. Australia ….5
    Worst of "Big 8"………… Pakistan ….5
    Most Runs………………. Ponting ….1
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Davison ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Dhoni ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Ntini ….0
    Best E Rate……………… Pollock ….3
    Best Bowling…………….. Murali ….0
    Emerging Player………… RTD ….0
    Disappointing Player…… Asif ….0
    Surprise Package………. Ireland ….5
    Disappointing Team……. Windies ….0
    TOTAL ….19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Favoured by people with some semblance of a clue, not your average sheep. If you want to go that route I can simply state that India has the biggest cricketing population by far... so guess what most people with cricket interest generally thought?

    The odds are a better gauge, although with some slight bias obviously. You don't see bookies short of money.
    Well, obviously I was talking about the average cricketing pundit, mainly the ones on CW and in the media. But yeah, the best way to settle this would be to bring out the odds. I think Jason had a thread recording them.

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    ....and we have some one to keep him company at the top of the leaderboard. Its simply SIMON !!!

    SIMON
    Winners…………………. Australia ….5
    Worst of "Big 8"………… England ….0
    Most Runs………………. Ponting ….1
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Boucher ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Gayle ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Vaas ….0
    Best E Rate……………… Pollock ….3
    Best Bowling…………….. Ntini ….0
    Emerging Player………… Tate ….5
    Disappointing Player…… Bond ….0
    Surprise Package………. No One ….0
    Disappointing Team……. Pakistan ….5
    TOTAL ….19

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    World Cup Winners: Sri Lanka Close
    "Big 8" side to perform most poorly: England No
    Player with most runs: Ricky Ponting Close
    Player with best strike-rate: MS Dhoni Haha
    Player with biggest score of tournament: Ricky Ponting No
    Bowler with most wickets: Shane Bond No
    Bowler with best economy rate: Shaun Pollock No
    Bowler with best performance of tournament: Shane Bond No
    Tournament's emerging player: Ross Taylor Hell No
    Most disappointing player: Kevin Pietersen No
    Surprise package: West Indies Oops
    Biggest disappointment: New Zealand losing in the semis Hmmmm
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    Damn you Goughy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Personally I would argue India performed worse or as badly as Pakistan. India got beaten easily by Bangladesh in conditions that should suit both teams. Pakistan lost marginally because of a one-off innings from Niall Obrien in conditions that completely suited Ireland and were somewhat nightmare-ish for Pakistan.

    Also going into the World Cup India were more favoured than Pakistan - Pakistan were missing the drugs cheats for a start. So India were as big if not a bigger disappointment than Pakistan.
    Not as ridiculous as some may point to, but the difference is people predicted Bangladesh to have a real good shot against India. Them winning wasn't that out of the ordinary. Pakistan losng to Ireland, bar Prince EWS, was surely not possible in most people's minds.
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    ADHARCRIC
    Winners…………………. Aus/India ….2 1/2
    Worst of "Big 8"………… Windies ….1
    Most Runs………………. Ponting ….1
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Uthappa ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Dhoni ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Murali ….3
    Best E Rate……………… Pollock ….3
    Best Bowling…………….. Bond ….0
    Emerging Player………… Taylor ….0
    Disappointing Player…… Inzy ….0
    Surprise Package………. England ….0
    Disappointing Team……. Pakistan ….5
    TOTAL ….15 1/2


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    Winners…………………. SRL ….3
    Worst of "Big 8"………… ENG ….0
    Most Runs………………. Ponting ….1
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Dhoni ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Ponting ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Bond ….0
    Best E Rate……………… Pollock ….3
    Best Bowling…………….. Bond ….0
    Emerging Player………… Taylor ….0
    Disappointing Player…… KP ….0
    Surprise Package………. Windies ….0
    Disappointing Team……. NZL ….5 (stated disappointment as NZL losing in Semis - perfect!!)
    TOTAL ….12

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    Winners…………………. Aus ….5
    Worst of "Big 8"………… WIN ….1
    Most Runs………………. Ponting ….1
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Afridi ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Jayasuriya ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Murali ….0
    Best E Rate……………… Pollock ….3
    Best Bowling…………….. Tait ….0
    Emerging Player………… Tait ….5
    Disappointing Player…… Flintoff ….0
    Surprise Package………. Bangladesh ….3
    Disappointing Team……. WIN ….0
    TOTAL ….18

    ALTERNATIVE
    Winners…………………. IND ….0
    Worst of "Big 8"………… PAK ….5
    Most Runs………………. Ponting ….1
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Kemp ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Jayasuriya ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Asif ….0
    Best E Rate……………… Pollock ….3
    Best Bowling…………….. Bond ….0
    Emerging Player………… DeVilliers ….0
    Disappointing Player…… Hussey ….0
    Surprise Package………. Kenya ….0
    Disappointing Team……. NZL ….0
    TOTAL ….9

    IndianByHeart
    Winners…………………. NZL ….1
    Worst of "Big 8"………… PAK ….5
    Most Runs………………. Ponting ….1
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Dhoni ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Ponting ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Bond ….0
    Best E Rate……………… Pollock ….3
    Best Bowling…………….. Bond ….0
    Emerging Player………… No answer ….0
    Disappointing Player…… Plunkett ….0
    Surprise Package………. WIN ….0
    Disappointing Team……. AUS ….0
    TOTAL ….9

    Steulen
    Winners…………………. SAF ….1
    Worst of "Big 8"………… IND ….0
    Most Runs………………. Hussey ….0
    Best S Rate (Bat)………. Reekers ….0
    Highest Innings…………. Sehwag ….0
    Most Wkts………………. Pollock ….0
    Best E Rate……………… Vettori ….0
    Best Bowling…………….. Bond ….0
    Emerging Player………… Taylor ….0
    Disappointing Player…… Gilchrist ….0
    Surprise Package………. Ireland ….5
    Disappointing Team……. India ….3
    TOTAL ….9

    Well done FaaipDeOiad but Goughy and Simon still in the lead.
    Last edited by SJS; 06-05-2007 at 09:21 AM.

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