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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    I think India will win ,specially at home but can't see where this will win very easily confidence is coming from.

    Srilanka are a pretty strong unit. For me stronger than Pakistan in Indian conditions.
    Even though I have picked India to win, to me it will be an even contest and will depend on who is showing up on that day.

    SriLanka have clear edge in bowling with Murali, Mendis and Malinga ably backed up by Dilshan, And Angelo(if he plays) and equal in batting.

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    I am so over with "Gambhir is good player of spin"

    So unstable in the crease against spin. Keeps coming down or making room. Makes me nervous all the time. And often enough gets out against spin

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    I am so over with "Gambhir is good player of spin"

    So unstable in the crease against spin. Keeps coming down or making room. Makes me nervous all the time. And often enough gets out against spin
    He plays spin more aggresively than others and though as a result he may get out some times ,he generally does well against spin.

    He from the get go against Srilanka never had trouble picking either Mendis or Murali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendulkar_200* View Post
    Don't think Tendulkar will retire from ODI's even if we win, he will continue on a bit more like Punter.
    He'd all but retired from ODIs before the World Cup. Played a grand total of 2 ODIs between his 200* and the start of the World Cup.


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    Would have to be a serious injury to keep anyone out of the World Cup final, can see Mathews playing some part. If he does miss out I'm sure it'll upset the balance of the side.

    Be interesting if SL go with the three specialist spinners, believe they generally opt for less spinners against the sub-continental sides as they play spin better. It'd be a tough one who to drop, with Mendis the usual candidate having bowled so well in the last couple of games.
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    Yeah I'm fairly certain Sachin will bow out from ODI cricket, win or lose. 100% certain if we win, and 95% certain otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8ankitj View Post
    I am so over with "Gambhir is good player of spin"

    So unstable in the crease against spin. Keeps coming down or making room. Makes me nervous all the time. And often enough gets out against spin
    He looks unstable, but so what? He isn't unstable. Looks can be deceving.

    Today he was stupid, yes. But normally he just plays the ball extremely late. That is a good thing.

    And please list the times he has gotten out against spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    He looks unstable, but so what? He isn't unstable. Looks can be deceving.

    Today he was stupid, yes. But normally he just plays the ball extremely late. That is a good thing.

    And please list the times he has gotten out against spin.
    At least 3 in this world cup from memory : Bangladesh, England and Pakistan.

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    Actually you're right, that is more than I thought.

    Fair play to you. All lazy shots though, but nevertheless you are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    He plays spin more aggresively than others and though as a result he may get out some times ,he generally does well against spin.

    He from the get go against Srilanka never had trouble picking either Mendis or Murali.
    I know he picks spinners well. But he has appeared to be trying so hard to showcase his ability to play spin that he has got out stupidly at times. When your intuition says something will happen (Gambhir will get out to spin) and it happens, it's not plain intuition but guided by subconscious reason. Against the quality of SL's spin, I hope he plays more intelligently.
    Last edited by ankitj; 30-03-2011 at 03:14 PM.

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    Yea, if he wanted the 50 ODI century mark, he'd have played a lot more ODIs. He requested rest from them...so I do think one way or another, the final will be his last ODI innings. I think he cares about the 100 100s (of course) but I don't think he's reaching for 50 ODI centuries really. He's already the greatest ODI batsman ever (IMO), so I don't think there is anything left to prove.

    I'm pretty certain he'll be done with ODIs now...a world cup final, in India, in his home city and front of his home fans...you can't top that.

    Maybe he'll play Tests for a couple years - maybe bow out when Australia tour India next?
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    I'd love Sri Lanka to win. It would be a great end for Murali and it would provide us Kiwi's to say with unequivocal proof that we are the 2nd best team in the world :P. But I just think that India have the answers to most of the questions that Sri Lanka pose and in their home conditions should have too much. The only thing that might work against them is they might be emotionally spent after the Pakistan game. Should be a cracker though.
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    India to win this. Century for Sachin in the WC Final at the Wankahede.

    Would be absolutely gutting if we don't win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Can't figure out who I want to lose the most.
    Should be SL. Have been knocking your team out in the WC semis all the time

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