View Poll Results: Who do you predict will win the World Cup Final

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  • Australia

    37 63.79%
  • Sri Lanka

    12 20.69%
  • Tie

    9 15.52%
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Thread: The World Cup Final - Who Will Win?

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    I back the Aussies to win, but not sure there was a need for another thread to discuss this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    I back the Aussies to win, but not sure there was a need for another thread to discuss this.
    This thread exists so we can poll the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andmark View Post
    If it's a tie what would happen?
    bowl out
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowl_out

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E View Post
    Dire.

    How anyone could think that would be a fair way to see who had the better cricket team is beyond me. I'd just award the Cup to whoever finished higher after the Super 8 stage in the event of a tied final - or even just have joint-winners.

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    Preferably a re-match. But I don't mind joint winners either. A bowl-out to decide a World Cup final is the epitome of direness, imo.

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    Quite right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Dire.

    How anyone could think that would be a fair way to see who had the better cricket team is beyond me. I'd just award the Cup to whoever finished higher after the Super 8 stage in the event of a tied final - or even just have joint-winners.
    Why? I think it's exciting. A tournament doesn't have to be fair. Also, how is it not fair it's the same rules for both teams. Penalty shoots the best part of soccer and i think bowl out's a exciting part of cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E View Post
    A tournament doesn't have to be fair. Also, how is it not fair it's the same rules for both teams.
    I didn't say it wasn't fair to both teams - I said it wasn't a fair way to see who had the better cricket team. There's a difference. By your logic, making them have a knife fight to the death would also be a fair way to end the tournament in the event of a tie, because the same rules would apply to both teams.

    I'd hate to see the result of such a big tournament determined by something so very dire and random.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I didn't say it wasn't fair to both teams - I said it wasn't a fair way to see who had the better cricket team. There's a difference. By your logic, making them have a knife fight to the death would also be a fair way to end the tournament in the event of a tie, because the same rules would apply to both teams.

    I'd hate to see the result of such a big tournament determined by something so very dire and random.
    Bowl out is fine for twenty twenty, fits right in one the silly vibe of it all. But for real cricket, it has no place to exist.

    They should just have a sack race to decide.

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    For the sake of world cricket I hope Sri Lanka get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    ...... Australia, can't see them being beaten.
    I can......... in my wildest dreams

    Seriously. I do think its good for cricket if we have a challenge to this monopoly of the Aussies but it has to come through an improvement in world standards and not through a decline of the magnificient Australians.

    And that improvemnt in world standards seems a very long time away in the future irrespective of whether or not Sri Lanka win. Thats what makes one sad.

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    Haha bowl out, don't know what would be worse having Tait in your side or Dilhara...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Dire.

    How anyone could think that would be a fair way to see who had the better cricket team is beyond me. I'd just award the Cup to whoever finished higher after the Super 8 stage in the event of a tied final - or even just have joint-winners.
    Bowl Out ?? Are u guys sure ?
    Surely the most fairest way to decide between the two teams would have to be a rematch (i.e AFL grand final). Don't tell me you are relying on sources like Wikipedia ??

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