ERRR, OK. after watching lanka last night, i change my stance on them. Thought they might be overrawed by india and safrica, but this is a brilliant team. such unity and pride in the way they play.
They will demolish any of the topteamsif they're not on top of their game.
will be safrica, lanka , india and gapfiller in sf.
If india go crazy with the bat, and bat to their ABSOLUTE POTENTIAL, then they can beat lanka. Otherwise, this solid team will beatthem.
if lanka make the final v safrica, which i thinkthey will, it will be interesting. South africa are the strongest team of the tournament, but if they choke or play poorly on slow wickets, lanka will be the victors.
Just love the efficiency they play with
Don't think we've seen enough of SA lately in ODI's (particularly on the subcontinent), to say they're the strongest team on paper. Would fancy Australia over them TBH, because they've played lots of cricket in India in recent times and done well in ODIs. SA are one of the contenders of course, but don't particularly stand out from the rest.
SA were dire in Dubai
And they lost to India 1-2 in an ODI series last year (won a dead rubber).
benchmark00 YOU WERE WRONG
Oh no, someone was wrong on the interwebz.
If that was a Mark Williams/Port Adelaide reference from Spikey, SS has clearly missed it yet commented anyway.
i was just reading through the thread (i was trying to find posts made by sri lankans critical of the original squad selection) and then felt like pointing out yet another failure by benchmark00