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    Post Group Stage Predictions

    One more chance to get it right

    Winners: India
    Runners Up: NZ
    Semi finalists:Australia, Sri Lanka
    Leading run scorer: Sangakkara
    Leading wicket taker: Shami
    Player of the Final: Kohli
    Random prediction: KW, Kohli to ton up at least once each in the KOs. Incredible KO stage with multiple great matches.
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    Winners: India
    Runners Up: Sri Lanka
    Semi finalists:Australia, NZ
    Leading run scorer: Kohli
    Leading wicket taker: Shami
    Player of the Final: Kohli
    Random prediction: Mathews to miss the finals and Dhoni to hit a six to win the whole thing agai.

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    Winner: India
    Runner-Up: New Zealand
    Semi Finalist: (Loser to India) Australia, (Loser to New Zealand) South Africa

    Is the leading run scorer and wicket taker in here only for knock out matches?

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    Weird so many Indian fans think India will beat Aust (assuming they meet in the semi), considering they didn't beat them all season. I get India have improved since the tri- series, but it's not like Aust suddenly look any weaker.


    Wonder if they genuinely think that or more a case of wishful thinking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Weird so many Indian fans think India will beat Aust (assuming they meet in the semi), considering they didn't beat them all season. I get India have improved since the tri- series, but it's not like Aust suddenly look any weaker.
    Predictions are rarely completely objective though, I'm sure its done more in hope than with any degree of conviction, I would have done the same, and it's not like there are any real prizes for getting any of these predictions right.

    I do agree that Australia still massive favs come the semis if both teams do indeed meet, the game being at the SCG (which I think is where they would play?) might favour India ever so slightly, but even then Australia's batting depth is incredible. Batting first and putting on 300-330 would be the most realistic chance for India to win IMO. Can't see us chasing against Aus personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    Predictions are rarely completely objective though, I'm sure its done more in hope than with any degree of conviction, I would have done the same, and it's not like there are any real prizes for getting any of these predictions right.

    I do agree that Australia still massive favs come the semis if both teams do indeed meet, the game being at the SCG (which I think is where they would play?) might favour India ever so slightly, but even then Australia's batting depth is incredible. Batting first and putting on 300-330 would be the most realistic chance for India to win IMO. Can't see us chasing against Aus personally.
    I can see India's batting coping with Australia's bowling on a good day, even though it's an excellent attack, India's batting is that good.

    The problem for India is I just can't however see their bowling restricting this Australian batting line-up..they just bat too deep for me, even if India did manage some early wickets with the new ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    I can see India coping with Australia's bowling on a good day, even though it's an excellent attack, India's batting is that good.

    I just can't however see India's bowling restricted this Australian batting line-up..they just bat too deep for me, even if India did manage some early wickets with the new ball.
    That's why I'd prefer India batted first if Dhoni were to win the toss (which I feel he won't do sadly). Scoreboard pressure in a KO game with the ball turning a bit (hopefully) and I can see us causing some problems, if Australia are just allowed to bat with freedom which they would if they were to bat first It's pretty much GG.

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    I don't care who they play in the semi nobody will beat NZ at Eden Park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    I don't care who they play in the semi nobody will beat NZ at Eden Park.
    That's assuming the Windies don't turn up with a CBF relaxed attitude & do us in Wellington in the quarter final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    I don't care who they play in the semi nobody will beat NZ at Eden Park.
    would be so cool if its 1992 all over again
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    would be so cool if its 1992 all over again
    Can't see Pakistan beating Australia in a million years, so won't happen IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Can't see Pakistan beating Australia in a million years, so won't happen IMO.
    yeah, its unlikely but i love meself some wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    I don't care who they play in the semi nobody will beat NZ at Eden Park.
    unless we turn up to 40,000 indian fans instead
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    Is any knock out matches sold out yet already?

    Guessing MCG, Adelaide & Cake Tin already has.

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