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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Well, that just sounds stupid. I guess i'll wait till South Africa beats Australia on Saturday and we'll see then. If someone could post a link to confirm the super 8 positioning, that would be great, can't seem to find anything on cricinfo...
    Haha, there's no need to wait and see. That's the way it works.

    The easiest way to confirm it is to look at the schedule for a single team. It is already determined where each nation will play their Super 8 matches if they make it that far, regardless of what position they finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I'm actually not sure about that.
    Ireland took Pakistan's place and are D1:

    From the BBC on how the World Cup works:

    Super Eight

    There will be 24 matches in the Super Eight, with each team playing each other, except for the one team they have already faced in the group stage.

    The points from that group stage match will be carried forward to their Super Eight tally.

    The top four teams from the Super Eight will progress to the semi-finals and for any tiebreakers the criteria listed in the group stage above will be used.


    The Super Eight seeding is the same as used in the first round, based on world ranking, with no notice taken of whether a side finishes first or second in a group.

    For example, if South Africa win Group A and Australia come second, for the purposes of the Super Eight, South Africa will still be A2 and Australia will be A1.

    If, for example, Scotland qualify instead of Australia, Scotland will become A1.
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    Really? Can u show me a link that says that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Ireland took Pakistan's place and are D1:

    From the BBC on how the World Cup works
    Cheers for that one pasag


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    Lol, same time posting. Ok, cool. I believe u now. Thanks for clearing that up.

    Still sounds stupid to me though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    Lol, same time posting. Ok, cool. I believe u now. Thanks for clearing that up.

    Still sounds stupid to me though...
    Why is it stupid?

    Think about it - it's not like having a seeding out of the group stage in say a football or rugby World Cup, where you avoid the other 1st placed nations for a round. There's absolutely no difference between being A1 and A2. Australia and South Africa will still play six matches against the other six qualifiers, and carry over points from their match in the group stage if they won it.

    Plus, there's no argument for giving the team that finishes first an advantage over the other qualifier, as they already have one - the points from winning their direct match.

    It would be stupid to make a country wait to find out when and where it would play its Super Eight games for absolutely no reason. Better to set the schedule up early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Why is it stupid?

    Think about it - it's not like having a seeding out of the group stage in say a football or rugby World Cup, where you avoid the other 1st placed nations for a round. There's absolutely no difference between being A1 and A2. Australia and South Africa will still play six matches against the other six qualifiers, and carry over points from their match in the group stage if they won it.

    Plus, there's no argument for giving the team that finishes first an advantage over the other qualifier, as they already have one - the points from winning their direct match.

    It would be stupid to make a country wait to find out when and where it would play its Super Eight games for absolutely no reason. Better to set the schedule up early.
    To add to that....

    When considering A1 and A2 it is definitely not stupid. The early matches in the Super 8 are being played at either Antigua or Guyana. Which are quite far apart. A1 will play there first 3 games in Antigua and A2 in Guyana. Instead of having to wait til the last minute to find where your team is playing, you already know, and hence making accomodation, getting tickets etc easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandman View Post
    New Zealand is the only team with a definite position in the super 8. Even if they lose to Canada (lol) they will still qualify 1st as they have 2 wins and beat both other super 8 possibilities.
    Actually, it's NRR before results between teams, not that that would matter in terms of 2 teams tied for 1st place.
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    Yes - surprised me.

    I was only looking to see if the NRR when 3 sides were tied was based on matches between the 3 or all matches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
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    Me neither, but I've heard mention of the mysterious things.

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    I think it's safe to assume that the run for the championship has narrowed to a 4-horse race:

    Aus
    SA
    NZ
    SL

    I don't see Eng and WI being serious contenders, and India will be crashing out tonight.

    So we pretty much have our semi-finalists here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evermind View Post
    I think it's safe to assume that the run for the championship has narrowed to a 4-horse race:
    Prepared to make it interesting?

    I mean, if its so safe an assumption...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Ireland took Pakistan's place and are D1:

    From the BBC on how the World Cup works:
    Just out of interest, what would have happened if Scotland and Holland both qualified?
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