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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    dude Imran wasn't even playing in the beginning of the cup due to injury especially in that horrid 10 wicket loss to WI and also that match against England where Pakistan were 74 all out and rain came to the rescue. Pakistan's performance picked up after he was back as captain. SA match was lost because of rain otherwise Pak were coasting. The India loss was a genuine one though. So he does deserve credit for not "taking them to the brink of elimination".



    I must commend you for some wonderful writing here BUT I must make a few things clear. Firstly I am not judging Afridi on his batting alone. His bowling has been good against minnows and in one match against SL otherwise Afridi is no Wasim Akram. Even at the end of Imran's career I would take Imran over Afridi as a bowler. Afridi is now getting in his mid 30s. He is fast becoming a father-age figure but I doubt he will ever become a father figure to most players even if he plays until he is 50.

    And pal this is no excuse "The man has played this way for his entire career.It's the only way he knows". Imran was a very carefree kind of cricketer, quite flamboyant before he became captain. Tells you a lot about the responsibility that he as willing to shoulder. Can't say the same Afridi. I like the guy, I really do but comparing him with Imran is a bit over the top IMO. Heck even Wasim before the match fixing scandal was a better captain than Afridi is. Though I must say that Wasim used the same style of leadership as Imran.
    OK, wasn't aware of that. Scratch what I said then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    OK, wasn't aware of that. Scratch what I said then.
    Of course

    Incidentally for those who doubt Imran's leadership

    http://search.espncricinfo.com/ci/co....html?genre=45

    http://search.espncricinfo.com/ci/co....html?genre=40

    http://search.espncricinfo.com/ci/co....html?genre=14

    All of these feature Imran's captaincy heavily.

    And of course one of my all time favorite captaincy speeches at the toss. Imran in his final match

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4PmrNy19dk
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    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    So India to beat Australia, Sri Lanka to beat England, Pakistan to beat West Indies and South Africa to beat New Zealand is how i see it.
    I agree!
    However, neither of those matches are more than 70-30, or even 60-40. Whatever happens, nothing will be considered an upsetting surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    So India to beat Australia, Sri Lanka to beat England, Pakistan to beat West Indies and South Africa to beat New Zealand is how i see it
    AWTA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    I agree!
    However, neither of those matches are more than 70-30, or even 60-40. Whatever happens, nothing will be considered an upsetting surprise.
    On paper the biggest mismatch is NZ v SA. If NZ won it would be an upset, but not a huge one.
    All the teams in the QFs have had both highs and lows this tournament.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    I agree!
    However, neither of those matches are more than 70-30, or even 60-40. Whatever happens, nothing will be considered an upsetting surprise.
    yep thats right and i really hope we do not get to see any team getting bundled out or crushed by the other

    a little fight is always a treat for the eyes

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    Another subcontinent team should win this WC, just like 96.

    Australia could hit back after the last defeat but this maybe the beginning of their fall.

    The Windies are abit underated, though understandbly but there is some ruthless talent in that team and i am a bit nervous for paksitan come wednesday although they should win that match. if gayle or pollarrd get goin pak will have alot of catching up batting to do!
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    anyone heard about this anology yet?

    old one but still

    83 won

    92 out

    96 semis

    99 out

    03 final

    07 out

    11 ...

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    i was taking about India;s performance in the wcs

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahblahblah View Post
    anyone heard about this anology yet?

    old one but still

    83 won

    92 out

    96 semis

    99 out

    03 final

    07 out

    11 ...
    out

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    out
    and out again

    hatrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahblahblah View Post
    anyone heard about this anology yet?

    old one but still

    83 won

    92 out

    96 semis

    99 out

    03 final

    07 out

    11 ...
    1987 is missing.

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    haha.......blaze you do have an eye for detail

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    Maybe its time for another Sri Lanka Vs Australia Final

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    But it's definitely time for a Pakistan England final.

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    It's time for any final without Australia ffs. It's been 19 years.

    Only sides left in it who haven't been in a final are SA and New Zealand. Betting on a South Africa - Pakistan final myself.
    "Your averages, captain, coaches and players can probably survive incompetence over a relatively short series, so if youíre going to be rubbish, make sure itís against Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand or someone."

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