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    What is the driving force of a World Champion team?

    Well, its hard to put a finger on it but if you had to put your finger on one thing that has the biggest effect on a team's performance which leads to a world cup victory then what would it be?

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    I'd say it's between consistancy and form. To be high up in the ODI rankings consistancy is needed, but to win the World Cup, you have to be in good form, so between the two I'd pick form.

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    Consistency for me, but you need more than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Consistency for me, but you need more than that.
    IMO, that a team might be inconisitent but they can still win the WC...look at 1992 and 1999...both teams played very ordinarily but only good enough to make it to the final four..(that too after a desperate run in the end) and then they peaked and pulled mjor upset. (yes Pak was the Fav in the final in 1999 with 1.75-1 and Aus was 2.5-1)


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    Good players.

    And not a lot else... you won't get far without 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Depth, depth and more depth
    Lots of good players, IOW...

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    I think peaking at the right time is really important in a tournament like the world cup, its no good being in great form in the league and super 8 stages, and then running out of steam by the knock-out games like the semis or the finals(because having an off-day in the earlier games won't hurt as much as they would in the semis or finals). So its very important that a team should be at their best by the semis and the finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Good players.

    And not a lot else... you won't get far without 'em.
    Ever heard the "A champion team will always beat a ..........." cliche Richard?
    Last edited by Fiery; 28-02-2007 at 01:01 AM.

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    A combination of things. Form, self-belief, pure class, etc.

    The team that'll win the WC, I reckon, will be the one with a decent combination of the above, PLUS at least three different match-winners. It's no good having one player that can win you a match - that player isn't going to do it every time. You need a couple, each of which is capable of a matchwinning innings, a breathtaking bowling spell, etc. Hopefully, at least one of them will fire every match.

    That's why Aus have been so good of late - their team's full of them

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    Consistency. With (probably) the best eight teams in an all-play-all League it wil be hard for "hit and miss" teams like Pakistan.
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    Peaking at the right time, tho not always in the sense of form. A World Champion team lifts their game when it counts. It gets to a point where lesser teams almost accept an inevitability that even if they're in a close contest with the champion team the champion team will lift their level and win.

    This is why a team like Australia can string together incredible runs, in reality it's just not going to happen that they're going to play well every game that comes along - but still the generate their own aura and belief that gets them through along with being able to raise their level.
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