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Thread: *Official* Semi Final 1 - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathknight View Post
    Kiwis are going to meet with the same fate as Pommies . They're going to be led like lambs to the slaughter.on tuesday and will go back home . They' be happy having gotten this far and simply lack the killer instinct to get into the final

    Very weak bowling with no chris martin , Kyle mills. and I doubt they would even take the gamble of playing well the old strike bowler Tuffey for the next game. and They dont have any matchwinners like Shane Bond to trouble Sri Lanka .Also Vettori isnt 100. Nathan Mcullum is nothing exceptional

    Kiws are also the chokers like Proteas and this would be 6th Would semi final loss. Period.
    nice opening introduction welcome to cw, i hope you stay is a pleasant one.

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    Loving the posts in this thread. We are less fancied in this game than the last. Its not like Sri Lanka are some legendary team. They have their fair share of weaknesses.

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    Voting says New Zealand will win

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathknight View Post
    Kiwis are going to meet with the same fate as Pommies . They're going to be led like lambs to the slaughter.on tuesday and will go back home . They' be happy having gotten this far and simply lack the killer instinct to get into the final.
    AWTA.
    Sri Lanka will embarrass NZ so badly. No killer instinct what so ever. SA just rolled over in the QF.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathknight View Post
    Very weak bowling with no chris martin , Kyle mills. and I doubt they would even take the gamble of playing well the old strike bowler Tuffey for the next game. and They dont have any matchwinners like Shane Bond to trouble Sri Lanka .Also Vettori isnt 100. Nathan Mcullum is nothing exceptional.
    Yes, NZ really miss Chris Martin. And Daryl Tuffey too. Good calls.
    Shane Bond isn't playing. You are right.
    Daniel Vettori is 32.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathknight View Post
    Kiws are also the chokers like Proteas and this would be 6th Would semi final loss. Period.
    Yes. In all 5 of NZ's previous semi-finals they have been heavy favourites to win. Bigger chokers than SA.


    Period!


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    If Murali is injured and conditions play like the game last night, NZ, and quite seriously.

    The remaining Sri Lankan spinners are on par or at most slightly ahead of the excellent performance Tahir and co put in the other night. I'm talking the single performance here, not the player's general performance. South Africa were world class in the field the other day, NZ could easily have posted 250-280 if SA hadn't played so damn well. As pathetic as SA were in the latter stages, SA turned up in the first innings with a vengeance.

    In contrast, if SL field like they did last night, they're dead. Even with the excellence of Tahir, Peterson and Botha, the South African fielding was what clinched the score to being limited to 220 rather than 250.

    If we bowl second and the pitch plays like it did for Tremlett, Jacob Oram says hi. Last nights conditions were basically what Oram would request if he got to get his own pitch for a game. Also if there is dew, Southee and McKay come into play. If the right McKay turns up, his conventional and reverse swing under lights will be a nightmare. On his awful days he still has this really weird ability to fluke wickets as well, so he must have been attending the Mitchell Johnson Academy.

    Lastly, whenever New Zealand have decided they're going to play well in the last 12 months, they've run over the opposition with a steamroller. The victory against India in the tri-series, the three victories against Pakistan, the minnow defeats and the game against South Africa (eventually) were all big victories.

    In saying all this, if Sri Lanka open with quality spin then bye bye Guptill and McCullum. Actually even a part timer would be sufficient for Guptill. Ryder, Taylor, Styris and Williamson are the engine room for this game. All known for being good players of spin, but haven't shown it much this year in the ODI arena (showed it in tests, especially India, quite nicely).

    If NZ turn up and decide they want to be world beaters then this game will be close and awesome. If they turn up in Bangladesh Tour mode then I'll have my fellow NZ CWers turning up at my flat to set me on fire.

    I'm voting NZ suckers. The worst that can happen is we will get smashed, and it isn't like we're not used to being embarrassed in the last 12 months or anything.
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    And Sri Lnks the bst don't you think? I looove Murali an Sangakarra. They wil kill de kiwi lambs. Don't you think? Vettori an friewnds only good at growing hair on de face. You know dis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathknight View Post
    Kiwis are going to meet with the same fate as Pommies . They're going to be led like lambs to the slaughter.on tuesday and will go back home . They' be happy having gotten this far and simply lack the killer instinct to get into the final

    Very weak bowling with no chris martin , Kyle mills. and I doubt they would even take the gamble of playing well the old strike bowler Tuffey for the next game. and They dont have any matchwinners like Shane Bond to trouble Sri Lanka .Also Vettori isnt 100. Nathan Mcullum is nothing exceptional

    Kiws are also the chokers like Proteas and this would be 6th Would semi final loss. Period.
    You and Pat Symcox should get together for a cold one sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    If Murali is injured and conditions play like the game last night, NZ, and quite seriously.

    The remaining Sri Lankan spinners are on par or at most slightly ahead of the excellent performance Tahir and co put in the other night. I'm talking the single performance here, not the player's general performance. South Africa were world class in the field the other day, NZ could easily have posted 250-280 if SA hadn't played so damn well. As pathetic as SA were in the latter stages, SA turned up in the first innings with a vengeance.

    In contrast, if SL field like they did last night, they're dead. Even with the excellence of Tahir, Peterson and Botha, the South African fielding was what clinched the score to being limited to 220 rather than 250.

    If we bowl second and the pitch plays like it did for Tremlett, Jacob Oram says hi. Last nights conditions were basically what Oram would request if he got to get his own pitch for a game. Also if there is dew, Southee and McKay come into play. If the right McKay turns up, his conventional and reverse swing under lights will be a nightmare. On his awful days he still has this really weird ability to fluke wickets as well, so he must have been attending the Mitchell Johnson Academy.

    Lastly, whenever New Zealand have decided they're going to play well in the last 12 months, they've run over the opposition with a steamroller. The victory against India in the tri-series, the three victories against Pakistan, the minnow defeats and the game against South Africa (eventually) were all big victories.

    In saying all this, if Sri Lanka open with quality spin then bye bye Guptill and McCullum. Actually even a part timer would be sufficient for Guptill. Ryder, Taylor, Styris and Williamson are the engine room for this game. All known for being good players of spin, but haven't shown it much this year in the ODI arena (showed it in tests, especially India, quite nicely).

    If NZ turn up and decide they want to be world beaters then this game will be close and awesome. If they turn up in Bangladesh Tour mode then I'll have my fellow NZ CWers turning up at my flat to set me on fire.

    I'm voting NZ suckers. The worst that can happen is we will get smashed, and it isn't like we're not used to being embarrassed in the last 12 months or anything.
    Wow, it's almost as if you have watched NZ play cricket before.

    +1

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    Are we still preferring Mckay over Tuffey? Mckay loses the extra sting he has in New Zealand conditions in the subcontinent. I think Tuffey would fit into our plans better to be honest. He could bowl like Jacob Oram did against South Africa. Vettori should get him to bowl a tight line and set the field accordingly. Try and dry up the runs with smart bowling and hopefully our fielders back us up again. Someone like McCullum/Guptill/Ryder/Taylor has to deal to Malinga early on to upset his line and length. We can't afford to have Malinga bowling pin point yorkers in the death overs.

    I didn't watch the England game but what is this pitch like?

    And pray that Murali is injured
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    Are we still preferring Mckay over Tuffey? Mckay loses the extra sting he has in New Zealand conditions in these conditions. I think Tuffey would fit into our plans better to be honest. He could bowl like Jacob Oram did against South Africa. Vettori should get him to bowl a tight line and set the field accordingly. Try and dry up the runs with smart bowling and hopefully our fielders back us up again. Someone like McCullum/Guptill/Ryder/Taylor has to deal to Malinga early on to upset him line and length. We can't afford to have Malinga bowling pin point yorkers in the death overs.

    I didn't watch the England game but what is this pitch like?
    When Sri Lanka bat it's flat.

    When anyone else bats it's a minefield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post

    Daniel Vettori is 32.
    I meant Vettori isnt 100% fit .

    Here are my score prediction for this game

    If NZ bats first

    NZ 165 all out
    SL 165/1 in 30 Overs

    If SL Bat first

    SL : 320/5
    NZ : 205 all out

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    I wouldn't take too much out of last nights game with england; you're going get smashed if the best your bowlers can do is lob it down wide of off stump all night. England looked beaten within 10 overs, and the fielding was half-hearted against 2 batsmen in good form.

    Though they are a good team, I don't think Sri Lanka are impossible to beat by any means. They've got 2 great bowlers, and 3 great batsmen, but not a whole team of stars.

    The key will be getting Jayawardene and Sangakkara out cheaply and surviving Murali. If we can do that, we're in.

    The best part is there is no expectations on NZ's shoulders, whereas because we're a team that is seen as easy-beats, the pressure on the Sri Lankans, playing at home in a crunch match, is amplified.

    NZ showing grit in the field and with the bat will take it home.

    That's possibly the most positive post I've written in months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathknight View Post
    i meant vettori isnt 100% fit .

    Here are my score prediction for this game

    if nz bats first

    nz 165 all out
    sl 165/1 in 30 overs

    if sl bat first

    sl : 320/5
    nz : 205 all out
    hah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    You and Pat Symcox should get together for a cold one sometime.
    Cant get what you're trying to say . Whats with Pat Symcox ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathknight View Post
    Cant get what you're trying to say . Whats with Pat Symcox ?
    He'd be an interesting man to have a beer with.

    Just be ready to whack him on the back.

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