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    Expectation management/reality check for Indian fans

    Let's say India lose in the quarterfinals (hypothetically to Australia). Do India have one of the worst attacks in this competition and a middle order that has looked fragile so far? Yes. So will it be an upset? No.

    OK, now that that's out of the way, let's look at the bigger picture. India will remain the No. 1 ranked Test team in the world and one of the best one-day teams around, irrespective of what happens in this tournament. Common consensus is that they aren't the best team in the world on paper. Heck, there are plenty who believe India don't even have one of the five best attacks in world cricket. They don't field particularly well. They bat well, but we all know bowlers win matches, not batsmen. And despite all that, India keep eking out the results and stay near the top.

    What the hell is there to complain about?

    Apologies for the off-topic rant, but needed to get it off my chest.

    P.S : Go India!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Let's say India lose in the quarterfinals (hypothetically to Australia). Do India have one of the worst attacks in this competition and a middle order that has looked fragile so far? Yes. So will it be an upset? No.

    OK, now that that's out of the way, let's look at the bigger picture. India will remain the No. 1 ranked Test team in the world and one of the best one-day teams around, irrespective of what happens in this tournament. Common consensus is that they aren't the best team in the world on paper. Heck, there are plenty who believe India don't even have one of the five best attacks in world cricket. They don't field particularly well. They bat well, but we all know bowlers win matches, not batsmen. And despite all that, India keep eking out the results and stay near the top.

    What the hell is there to complain about?

    Apologies for the off-topic rant, but needed to get it off my chest.

    P.S : Go India!!
    I think you are wrong in thinking that only bowling wins you matches because it's really a combination of both, but batting can also win you matches. I mean if you score enough even crappy bowling sides can contain the opposition.

    As for your rant, I guess it's fair to say that even if India lose (I think they will beat the Aussies) then they would still be one of the best teams going around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Let's say India lose in the quarterfinals (hypothetically to Australia). Do India have one of the worst attacks in this competition and a middle order that has looked fragile so far? Yes. So will it be an upset? No.

    OK, now that that's out of the way, let's look at the bigger picture. India will remain the No. 1 ranked Test team in the world and one of the best one-day teams around, irrespective of what happens in this tournament. Common consensus is that they aren't the best team in the world on paper. Heck, there are plenty who believe India don't even have one of the five best attacks in world cricket. They don't field particularly well. They bat well, but we all know bowlers win matches, not batsmen. And despite all that, India keep eking out the results and stay near the top.

    What the hell is there to complain about?

    Apologies for the off-topic rant, but needed to get it off my chest.

    P.S : Go India!!

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    All true, but is it so much to ask to win a World Cup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    all true, but is it so much to ask to win a world cup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    This is why vcs is one of the best posters here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howe_zat View Post
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    Meh, we've beat Aus in the last 3 outings in India. I say we do it again (assuming we beat WIndies)

    If our bowling loses us any of the knockout games I won't be as disappointed, but if we have a batting collapse that makes us lose one, I'll be reaaalllyy sad knowing we could have done sooo much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    All true, but is it so much to ask to win a World Cup?
    haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post

    If our bowling loses us any of the knockout games I won't be as disappointed, but if we have a batting collapse that makes us lose one, I'll be reaaalllyy sad knowing we could have done sooo much better.
    True. Another 9/29 would be very painful for the fans.

    I heard that stones were thrown at Khatmal's house after the NZ loss. I am sure the Pak fans didn't like their only strong suit (the bowling) being smashed all over the park.

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    Great post man....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Meh, we've beat Aus in the last 3 outings in India. I say we do it again (assuming we beat WIndies)
    And that is the definitive stat for me. If we get India (which is likely) we are certainly the underdogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Meh, we've beat Aus in the last 3 outings in India. I say we do it again (assuming we beat WIndies)

    If our bowling loses us any of the knockout games I won't be as disappointed, but if we have a batting collapse that makes us lose one, I'll be reaaalllyy sad knowing we could have done sooo much better.
    Which games are you talking about... Australia have done quite well in India, better than any other team. The one ODI last year and the warmup game before the WC started.. which was the third one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    And that is the definitive stat for me. If we get India (which is likely) we are certainly the underdogs.
    You will be underdogs with the bookies, that's for sure. Hence I will be loading up on Aust.

    Need a backup if we get bundled out

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    This match will be so funny in leadup, assuming it happens. Two sets of fans desperately trying to claim underdog status and downplay their team.
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