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    Who do you think is favourites now to win World Cup

    Im from New Zealand and i think the way that we are batting may not take us all the way to the final. Simply saying this is that When our top order bat good middle order fail agaisnt good teams such as england, australia, sri lanka. But when our top order fail our middle order play good.

    If the blackcaps can make both openers and middle order play good shots and score runs without much time eg getting 60-90 runs with a strike rate above 90 or maybe 100 that will be good for us. But my favourites would have to be either Sri Lanka the form that they are on, South Africa but australia to test them but New Zealand is a team that can pull things out and chase down big totals such as in the Chapel-Hadlee series.

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    SA are the favorites. I'd prefer SL or Aus though.

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    Too early to say.

    But I'd think it would be SA or Australia.
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    Joint favourites are Australia & South Africa. That may change after their clash tommorrow tho.

    Second favourites are NZ and SL.

    All four teams are undefeated and I will go out on a limb and say they are close to dead-set semi-finalists atleast.


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    South Africa or Australia really? i dont think Australia will make it, i dont want them to win because i think Ricky Ponting is up himself because he is great batter but saying that ireland, scotland, netherlands shouldnt play ireland knocked over pakistan and drew with zimbabwe that is a great effort

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    I'd say that Australia would just take the favourites tag followed closely by SA. NZ and SL have been impressive though so it should be a close contest all the way through
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    Yeah this world cup i think has been a much better one already with upsets and better performances by the home team west indies and other teams but it is sad that pakistan or india couldnt perform they are great teams in there own level but just couldnt do it when it mattered

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    Australia because of their big match temparament.

    SL and SA will give them a run for their money. WI would probably be in no. 4 position. I think NZ is overrated; I don't really see them going all the way at all.

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    It will be a South Africa v England final.

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    India.....bermuda will smack bangladesh and india will go through

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    Australia are favourites. Can't really see the logic behind any other argument, really. They're clearly the best ODI team in the world, the most proven side in pressure situations, and they're in a perfectly decent positon to make the semi-finals. Lee's loss may count big if Tait doesn't step up, though.

    Obviously there's a number of other teams that can win it. South Africa and Sri Lanka also reasonable bets. Can see NZ making the semis at least, though it's hard to imagine them winning it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Can't see Kenya going all the way tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakatwo View Post
    South Africa or Australia really? i dont think Australia will make it, i dont want them to win because i think Ricky Ponting is up himself because he is great batter but saying that ireland, scotland, netherlands shouldnt play ireland knocked over pakistan and drew with zimbabwe that is a great effort
    Weather or not Ponting is up himself doesnt have much to do with Australias chances

    And he wasnt the only one who didnt like the Minnows being in the WC (myself I like the idea but then I'm not the only playing 2 months of cricket)

    AUS SA SRL and NZ to make the semi's....
    I'll go against the flow and pick England as the next most likely for a semi spot

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