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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    Think it massively undersells what Mahela can do in these conditions as an opener. I really think with Samaraweera being around and the emergence of Matthews, they should take the punt and send out Dil, Mahela and Sanga as the top 3...




    Well, I am talking relative to the others in their side.. Who knows, maybe if we do this, they will end up scoring more?
    Haha yeah, perhaps. Jayawardene has always looked most comfortably opening the batting in limited overs cricket, to me. He can play some turgid innings in the middle order. He did have a good WC 2007 in the middle order though IIRC, so maybe he just rises to the occasion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    Almost seems like Dilshan is their Jayasuriya these days. They can be restricted to a reasonable score if he falls cheaply.
    Agreed..

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    So what did Hayden actually say ? Anyone ?

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    Just as i am not convinced with India's bowling, same goes with SL'as batting. If the match is played in SL i would rate them to win against anyone. But not if the match is played in India.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prad100w View Post
    Just as i am not convinced with India's bowling, same goes with SL'as batting. If the match is played in SL i would rate them to win against anyone. But not if the match is played in India.
    Bowling wise I rate Pakistan to be right up there.........their batting though is another matter
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    In fact i love the way Pakistan has been playing lately. Like PEWS posted in another thread, Its a collective effort rather than due to individual brilliance and each player understands their role very well. I did quote in another thread that their bowling is really good and under rated. Yes, batting is a problem and i really doubt if they can maintain the consistency in batting through out the tournament. If they do, they can go all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prad100w View Post
    In fact i love the way Pakistan has been playing lately. Like PEWS posted in another thread, Its a collective effort rather than due to individual brilliance and each player understands their role very well. I did quote in another thread that their bowling is really good and under rated. Yes, batting is a problem and i really doubt if they can maintain the consistency in batting through out the tournament. If they do, they can go all the way.
    It is not inconceivable that they might just about scrape into the quarters and then roll onto the cup.. So can't right them off at all..
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    I'm a fan of this SL side and also think they have an exceptional chance to win this tournament. When I look at the side, my concern would be there potential to really cash in during the last 10 overs of the innings, there doesn't seem any major boundary hitters barring perhaps Angelo Mathews. It will therefore make it vital that any of the top order that do get set, see the job through right to the end.

    Mathews hitting at the end of an innings could be crucial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    It is not inconceivable that they might just about scrape into the quarters and then roll onto the cup.. So can't right them off at all..
    Agreed. This format of hit and miss to the QF and just 3 matches to the cup is suited to the Pak style of play. Anywhere where consistency is required for long periods and you can expect them to flop.

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    Hayden is on the weed.
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