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    If Only...

    This thread is for all the "if only" moments that come aplenty in a World Cup. (If only, Gibbs had taken that catch. If only India batted first in that final and that semi-final after winning the toss etc etc)

    My "if only" moments so far, all coming from the India-Eng match

    1. India had completed that short run at the end of 1st innings
    2. India had appealed for Strauss dismissal early in 2nd innings
    3. Bell had been given out LBW after the review


    Note: this thread is not meant to whine or tell others not to whine, but just to make a collection of sort of small moments that could have changed the course of a match or the tournament.

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    ..the rain hadn't saved Pakistan from a group stage exit in '92... /notbitterintheslightest

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    LOL

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    4. Ganguly had batted first in the World Cup 2003 final.


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    ...Gatting hadn't reverse swept.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    ...Gatting hadn't reverse swept.
    Yeah, should have eaten it.

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    If only Zimbabwe hadnt bowled so well at India's top order in 1983, we wouldnt have witnessed such an incredible innings from Kapil Dev.

    If only they hadnt listened to Richie Benaud's new idea for calculating the target in rain affected matches in 1992....

    If only a few other sides beside New Zealand had loaded their side with dull medium pacers in 1992....

    If only Sri Lanka hadnt gained those extra point from forfeited games in 1996....

    If only Daan van Bunge had tried varying his line and length a bit when bowling to Gibbs in 2007....

    If only England could have got Sunil Gavaskar out in 1975.......

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    If only...wait... I'm Australian. Nevermind.


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    If only you weren't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    If only...wait... I'm Australian. Nevermind.


    If only some of your guys had run a bit faster in the 75 final...

    If only Aussie weather wasnt so bad, the first ever ODI wouldnt have happened....

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    Clarification: simply good and bad performances don't belong in this thread. It's only freakish, rare or seemingly out-of-anyone's control events that we are talking about.

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    If only Salim Jaffer had bowled the 50th over a maiden over in the semi-final of the 1987 WC
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

    Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    If only...wait... I'm Australian. Nevermind.


    Haha, played.

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    If only Gilchrist sprained his wrist using a squash ball in 07. (ideally 1st over too)
    For as long as there is limited overs cricket - of ten, twenty or fifty overs - there will remain the Sri Lankan spinners' mid-innings choke

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    ..the rain hadn't saved Pakistan from a group stage exit in '92... /notbitterintheslightest
    if only rain had not saved SA vs Pakistan in the group match in 92 then we would have qualified directly rather then relying on other results.

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