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Thread: *Official* - Final - India v Sri Lanka

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    SL are big favourites as they are by far the best all-round side in subcontinental conditions in the comp

    They have quality batsmen, bowlers and fieldsmen whilst India only excel in one discipline
    Their middle order has not yet been tested in the WC and India's fielding and bowling has improved a ****load in the last 3 games with Ashwin and Raina being brought back into the team. SL's bowling is good but not so good that they are invincible. Will probably be a close game.

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    Playing SL at home we are massive favourites, that takes the pressure of us, and puts it back on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Makes the tail even worse, Perera shouldn't bat higher than 8. I should think they'll bring in another seamer, so drop Herath for him or Kulasekera.
    Would still back him to do better than Silva. Silva's gonna be massive fail during slog overs unlike Perera. It'd be harsh on herath to drop him, he's been pretty good so far. And they might need some back up if mendis fails (which I expect him to). Kula for him is not a bad idea at all though.
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    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

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    I expect a comfortable victory, nothing less. The hard work has already been done. SL are stronger than Pakistan but India will fancy putting up a huge total against this attack. The SL bowling is good but for some reason India always take a liking to them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    SL are big favourites as they are by far the best all-round side in subcontinental conditions in the comp

    They have quality batsmen, bowlers and fieldsmen whilst India only excel in one discipline
    Massively DWTA - the middle/lower middle order of SL has been pretty inconsistent tstl. Indian bowling has improved a LOT and is pretty effective in home conditions. Besides that SL have a dire record in India IIRC.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lostman View Post
    Kulasekera just doesn't match up well against India. As much as it pains me to say this Fernando is probably a better option.
    Fernando? No Duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Factoid: In all formats since July 2008, India have played Pakistan twice (not including today), but they've played Sri Lanka 43 times.
    Since July 2009 England and Australia have, off the top of my head, met 35 times in all formats.

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    Any update on Gambhir's injury? As I said in the semi-final Pak/Ind thread, I really think he hurt his hamstring in the field. Could very well miss out for the final, forcing Yusuf into the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Worst final ever. We've seen enough ffs. There is not a single thing any of the players could do that would be surprising in the slightest to any other player, the staff, or the viewing public.

    What would exactly be the gameplan?

    "So boys...do the things we've been doing for the last forty matches."
    FFS, when you first said it in the Pakistan/India match thread I thought you were taking the piss.

    We know you hate ODI cricket, just piss off already. Only you would make a post like this when India make a World Cup final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0rphin3 View Post
    Massively DWTA - the middle/lower middle order of SL has been pretty inconsistent tstl. Indian bowling has improved a LOT and is pretty effective in home conditions. Besides that SL have a dire record in India IIRC.




    Fernando? No Duh.
    Fernando should bowl one over, get Sachin out and never bowl again obv.

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    Still remember being oh so shattered when he bowled Sachin out in the 07 WC match.

    Haunts me to this day. Dilhara wac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostman View Post
    I hope so. But they seem so reluctant to go with a 6-5 combination, despite the seventh batsmen being so bad. Would be curious to see if Mendis plays as well. He has been bowling well recently.
    I fear Mendis. Also not looking forward to seeing Kohli and Yuvraj against your spin triumvirate + Dilshan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Still remember being oh so shattered when he bowled Sachin out in the 07 WC match.

    Haunts me to this day. Dilhara wac
    oh **** i remember that..... don't think i'll ever forget either.

    Come on India... You can do this

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    Mendis has been already decoded by the indians.

    unless they themselves **** up, indian batsmen should hold the key here. also to be remembered how barring the openers and Sanga, Sl batsmen have been largely untested, and unproven in the wc. Dilsan will beone to be watched out for

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Since July 2009 England and Australia have, off the top of my head, met 35 times in all formats.
    And haven't we all been moaning that they've played about three times as many ODIs as they should have done? Besides, two were rained off.

    Still, I wasn't complaining, just illustrating the point.
    And we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.

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    Sachin vs Murali for one last time in the world cup final.

    Made this prediction around a year back ,so restating it-

    Sachin to get his 100th international century in the world cup final ,playing in the ground he has almost literally grown up in. - The Wankhede.

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