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    Sub cont sides have been soft

    Apart from BD who showed great character in coming back from the mauling they got from Windies rest of the sub cont sides have played like pussy's. India gives it away after being in a dominant position, Pakistan plays like a headless chicken for atleast 1/4 of the game and SL seems to stay in the same gear no matter who the opposition is.

    The performance of the 3 big dogs from the sub cont has been underwhelming.

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    Based on very little, really. SA ****ed up a great position against England, in case everyone's already forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Based on very little, really. SA ****ed up a great position against England, in case everyone's already forgotten.
    Sa could be excused Anderson bowled 2 magic balls and the pitch was difficult especially for a new batsman I know the sample size has been small but still i have not been impressed by what I have seen till date.

    Also not to mention the team selection for both India and Pakistan has been conservative.
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    Been less than impressed by India but Pakistan/SL have performed for the most part as you expect them too. Probably SL has been a bit quiet.
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    Based on what I've seen so far, whoever was making India favourites before the tournament should be putting atleast 4 sides ahead of them - SA, Australia, SL and Pakistan - as all of them actually have a bowling attack. Zaheer is carrying India's attack ATM. Don't know if softness has anything to do with it.

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    Pakistan bowling also heavily relies on Gul and Afridi Shoaib merely plays on rep while Ajmal for some reason has fallen out of favour and then the batting is rubbish on most occasions Lanka does not appeal to me for some reason lack that x factor I feel SA and Aus are the best shout to me.

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    Yeah I agree on the SL thing. They just seem to lack some sort of spark, despite having Malinga and Murali.

    However they are a very well-balanced, professional side with some seriously good players so they're still probably first favourites in my book.
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    I'm fully expecting Murali to really step it up at the business end of the tournament.. particularly in the knockout matches that SL will play at home. Looked very good to me against Pakistan. On form, easily the best spinner any team can boast of. Not that his figures are bad as it is, just think he'll be the main man for them in the tough games coming up.

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    Every single team in the tournament has shown a soft underbelly, not just the subcontinent teams. Even undefeated Australia with their underwhelming performances against Kenya and Canada, though they're still the favourites to me. With every team vulnerable, the knock out phase will be very interesting.

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    Yeah it's really hard to pick a clear favourite when the top 6 have a go at each other

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    Every single team in the tournament has shown a soft underbelly, not just the subcontinent teams. Even undefeated Australia with their underwhelming performances against Kenya and Canada, though they're still the favourites to me. With every team vulnerable, the knock out phase will be very interesting.
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    [QUOTE=vcs;2506835. Zaheer is carrying India's attack ATM. Don't know if softness has anything to do with it.[/QUOTE]

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    Australia aside, every team has looked vulnerable.

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    You saw the way we bowled first up yesterday?

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    Not to mention Krejza and Smith looking highly unthreatening.

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