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    Reckon Morgan will be quality in the conditions - should suit him perfectly. Great player of spin too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze 18 View Post
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    Resting players from the final ODI series before a World Cup. Let me think about why that's a dumb idea...

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    Every team plays warm-up matches before the World Cup, if I am not mistaken.

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    I'd back West Indies to top the group, or go all the way. They're a dangerous side who can turn things around when least expected, and have the X-factor to take them all the way, unlike, say, South Africa. We've seen them pull off virtual upsets, like the one against SA in 2003, or winning the 2005 Champions' Trophy, so they can't be written off totally. A lot will depend on Chris Gayle, who has a massive average here in India.
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    Pollard to do something awesome in the QF and take WI to the SF. Won't make the final though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    I'd back West Indies to top the group, or go all the way. They're a dangerous side who can turn things around when least expected, and have the X-factor to take them all the way, unlike, say, South Africa. We've seen them pull off virtual upsets, like the one against SA in 2003, or winning the 2005 Champions' Trophy, so they can't be written off totally. A lot will depend on Chris Gayle, who has a [B]massive average here in India.{/B]
    Yes, I remember the series he had in 2002, scored 3 100's if I remember.
    they could "upset" India or SA, but I doubt they will top the group.
    For that to happen Ind and SA will have to bat like they did in SA recently.
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    If the Sri Lankans turn up with superpowers they should fail the drugs tests imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Power hitting is massively over-rated in the short forms of the game.
    this is news to me. The best teams of the past few tournaments made it far on the back of some serious power hitters - Greatbatch in 1992, Jayasuriya in 1996, Klusener in 1999, Symonds/Gilchrist in 2003 and Gilchrist in 2007.

    Im not saying pack the side with power hitters, but you need a balance. Packing a side with players like Strauss', Bells and Collingwood's is not exactly ideal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool View Post
    this is news to me. The best teams of the past few tournaments made it far on the back of some serious power hitters - Greatbatch in 1992, Jayasuriya in 1996, Klusener in 1999, Symonds/Gilchrist in 2003 and Gilchrist in 2007.

    Im not saying pack the side with power hitters, but you need a balance. Packing a side with players like Strauss', Bells and Collingwood's is not exactly ideal.
    Completely AWTA. And I believe this is exactly the reason why England has done so poorly, over the years, in the shorter format of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Power hitting is massively over-rated in the short forms of the game.
    He certainly seems to disagree

    EDIT: Aww man, wish we get him back in this form for the WC
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    Inda, RSA and Eng should make it though. Hoping BD get the fourth spot, can see them pulling an upset against any one of the other 4 big sides.

    Then again, BD are most vunlerable to a loss at the hands of Netherlands or Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjun View Post
    I'd back West Indies to top the group, or go all the way. They're a dangerous side who can turn things around when least expected, and have the X-factor to take them all the way, unlike, say, South Africa. We've seen them pull off virtual upsets, like the one against SA in 2003, or winning the 2005 Champions' Trophy, so they can't be written off totally. A lot will depend on Chris Gayle, who has a massive average here in India.
    Well not very sure about WI topping the group. But very much a dark horse. Would join Bangladesh as being the most unpredictable team in the group. Just get the feeling of a major upset happening in the group with one of the top teams getting eliminated. Who knows a little momentum on their side can ensure just that.

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    Hope they dont do that against us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkallis View Post
    Hope they dont do that against us.
    I dont see it happening to us. We are really strong at home and added to that have faced the same scenario last time around. So cannot expect india to again bite the dust.Maybe an occassional bad game .But I have a very strong feeling that it would be a very important WC for bangladesh. Guess this is the time for them to announce their real arrival to the international level just like how the Sri lankan team did in the 1996 edition.

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