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    The standard of play in Group A has been way below that in Group B AFAIC. The SL v Pak game was cricket at its absolute lowest possible quality with Pakistan dropping catches like there was no tomorrow or Kapugedera batting like he was playing a test match. Australia have been woeful in all of their games and I think they might well do everyone a favor by getting themselves knocked out in the QF's. SL havent performed to half of their ability and NZ also wont make it past the quarters barring a miracle from Ross Taylor's bat.
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    Chamara Silva you mean, not Kapugedera
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    The party will be over soon with the quarterfinals spelling doom for 4 teams. So I am not sure it is the best WC just because of the sudden ending to it all. Gripping Television coming up for each game though. Heroes and Villains will emerge. New legends to written about.
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    Don't like the format to be honest, rather the 92 format where the top 9 teams play everyone once and the one extra spot is decided in a minnow world cup.


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    The last world cup in the carribean was spoilt by lack of attendees, but having said that there were some great matches, i still remember the match with mailngas 4 wickets in 4 balls.

    I think this is turrning into one of the best ones, subcontinet pitches favour everyone and the crowds are very supportive there and have alot of enthusiasm no matter who is playing. It's sad that pakistan didnt get to host as they are no different.
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    Ireland didn't make it into the quarters so technically worst World Cup since '07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    Don't like the format to be honest, rather the 92 format where the top 9 teams play everyone once and the one extra spot is decided in a minnow world cup.
    That's called a World Championship. They're planning those in both formats over the next couple of years.

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    Where do we rank it now the fat lady's singing?

    I think the final might've just lifted it above 1999, which didn't get the denouement the tournament deserved.
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    Been great for me. Enough excitement in drawn out group stages (England mainly) and some fantastic knockout matches.

    Best since 92.

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    Tournament in general has been very good. Final was the best in a while, but still not great. Aside from a couple of players SL didn't bring their best.
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    Some fantastic matches this time around, so much better thann four years ago. Shame the final couldn't have been closer, but still.
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    Yeah, been quality. Pity half of SL decided not to show up but a good game of cricket nonetheless.
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    When you're watching the final, whatever goes on beforehand tends to fade into the mist

    However, the format of this one was terrible - literally a wast of a month or two before we found out what we already knew

    The standard was also rank but that has as much to do with the era as format

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    From what I have seen.
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    Not one 300+ score in the 7 KO games. So much for the expected SC batting-only games.
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