The last few posts have been dire really, after such a good post by SJS. What do emblems have to do with the match, seriously? And as for rpcfernando, can you get any more biased? There's a reason Jayasuriya only averages 33 - he's average.
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Every single of any tournament. You see because they actually mean something, and the players are given a test before chosen for a team.
While testing the Sri Lankan players, several people were dropped because they were just not "lion enough", some were to much like "tigers" perfect for Bangladesh, but not the kind of player they want in this team of Lions.
All these attributes are tested. Its all science really. You really seem quite silly in ignoring these proven facts.
Lion versus a Kiwi, the only way the Kiwi could win is if it choked. Simple logic don't ya think?
Dont get too ahead of yourself you should focus more on the semi finals before Kangaroo hunting. SOUP FIRST BEFORE BBQ!! But theres a real possibility of two species of national lions being extinct in a space of a week:
Last Tuesday saw the extinction of the English Lion, could it be Sri Lanka's turn today?
Kangaroos forever alive, forever many, forever jumping
And the direness rolls on. At least Athlai's post was sarcastic and somewhat funny, I suppose.
Pull your heads in, and talk about cricket.
I wish "average" Jayasuriya would come and play average for us.
Lion versus a Kiwi, the only way the Kiwi could win is if it choked. Simple logic don't ya think?[/QUOTE]
Head to Head (One Day Internationals) : New Zealand (34)- Sri Lanka (29) Tied (1)
World Cup Head to Head: New Zealand (3), Sri Lanka (3), NO DRAW
Anyway, I'm tipping New Zealand (in the cricket, that is). Malinga is under-done and probably still somewhat injured, while Sri Lanka's fourth bowler, whoever it may be, will also be a problem. Their top order aside from Sangakkara will struggle with Bond IMO and their lower order doesn't even compare to that of the Kiwis. On the flip side, NZ have problems with their backup bowlers too, and their batsmen have traditionally played Murali and Malinga quite poorly, so it wouldn't shock me at all if Sri Lanka won. Still tipping NZ though.
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