Australia to win in the final and Matty Hayden to walk away with the MOS [Man of the series] award.
Australia and New Zealand, can't see South Africa holding their nerve to win in a semi final.
Australia v New Zealand
1st India won the WC
Pakistan won it soon after
And then Sri Lanka went on to win it
Pakistan came into the finals against Aussies in 99' and got DESTROYED
India then came into the finals against the Aussies in 03' and got DESTROYED
Now Sri Lanka will come into the finals against the Aussies and will get DESTROYED
In 12 years Australia has thoroughly and successfully DESTROYED South Asia.
It's most likely Sri Lanka and New Zealand will play each other in the semis. That being said, I'm suprised there's so much support for New Zealand. New Zealand haven't shown they can play Murali yet, and then there's the threat of Malinga, and they haven't had a batsman in form like Jayasuria. I don't even know if the most in-form New Zealand batsmen are better than Sangakara. Shane Bond would have to have a very good day.
Sri Lanka and Australia in the final. I think it's 50/50 both ways.
He's in form, and of course they have in-form players or else they wouldn't have gotten so far. I still think guys like Jayasuria and Sangakara are better. Obviously that's not a knock on anybody since Sri Lanka are packed with great players. Hence the reasoning for my original post, why would people say NZ would make it over Sri Lanka?Scott Styris, averaging over 100. In a bit of form one feels.
rave down, hit the ground
BTW, I believe NZ hit Murali for 60-odd off his 10 overs in the warm-up game...and Fleming hit 274* against a Murali-led SL attack in Colombo a few years back...so NZ obviously can play him. The two teams are pretty evenly matched IMO, and NZ's loss last week was mainly occasioned by Fleming's decision to bat first. That was stupefying...
They only get two there, as Astle turned blind....
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