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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
    This is 50/50 imo. The team that handles the pressure of the occasion will come out as winner
    Whichever way we look at it, the 'F' factor turns it in Aussies favour.

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    We're not favourites but don't understand the epic pessimism - how we're playing right now and how we played before the WC are different things.

    It's a 60/40 thing in favour of Australia IMO but we definetly have the side to compete and I'll be disappointed if we lose. Death batting is huge and we need our cake to stay for the slog.
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    I think a lot comes down to the kind of pitch that we play on, if there is even some grip and turn for the spinners then I'll be much more confident about our whole attack, If it's a flat wicket like the one in the SL-AUS game then it just becomes a shootout between batters and somehow I can't see India coming out on top of that one.

    Oh and MS Dhoni hasn't lost a ICC semi-final yet as captain (yeah I'm clutching at the thinnest of straws) =D
    Last edited by Contra; 20-03-2015 at 10:56 AM.
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    Heard the last time someone (SA?) played here, it turned a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalishah84 View Post
    yeah, this is by far the biggest challenge India will be facing in this tournament.
    And Australia too
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Yeah Australia are definitely favourites here but they're going to have to play at their best too. It's just likely that Australia will do well against us because we have the type of bowling Australia usually murder. Don't even think the pacers are the real problem. Think Jadeja's going to be destroyed.

    Our only real hope is if we bat out of our ****ing skins because I'm resigned to the fact that Australia will score plenty.
    India played Ashwin for one match in the KOs in the 2011 WC. Maybe we could bring in Axar Patel for Jadeja for one game. Probably a stupid idea but Jadeja is going to get smashed for sure considering the form he is in.
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    "Still waiting for bole trekking Marayyye". Keep Kumar up in the third umpires box please,its hilarious. Him almost screwing up a DRS referral a definite highlight.
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    Ashwin is like one of those paintings whose eye always follows you around the room. He'd be hell in a court room. The judge and the witness would always think he's lookong at both of them at the same time.
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    You are basically saying he would have made an amazing lawyer. :)
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    No im saying he's partly cross-eyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    India played Ashwin for one match in the KOs in the 2011 WC. Maybe we could bring in Axar Patel for Jadeja for one game. Probably a stupid idea but Jadeja is going to get smashed for sure considering the form he is in.
    The guy had 1 bad game against Zim which was a flat wicket for the spinners especially, Ashwin got pasted much the same. Jadeja's fielding + Batting (which no doubt we'll need against Australia) more than makes up for his arguably inferior bowling. Look, if it reaches a point where Jadeja's bowling is needed to help us win/make a difference the game then I'd say we're in trouble in any case. And again if the pitch turns even a little bit than Jadeja's bowling becomes more than useful, he becomes a genuine wicket taker if the ball grips. On absolute flat pitches yeah he's much worse than any other bowler but he's the one guy who benefits the most from favourable conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Contra View Post
    Look, if it reaches a point where Jadeja's bowling is needed to help us win/make a difference the game then I'd say we're in trouble in any case.
    Look, thats bull**** because he is our fifth bowler. Any Tom, Dick or Harbhajan can take wickets if it grips, Patel has proven he can keep it tight even in Indian grounds, he might work in Sydney. I am not saying it will be the greatest call ever, just that its something to consider. I would probably pick Jadeja myself when it comes down to it. Just thinking out loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    We're not favourites but don't understand the epic pessimism - how we're playing right now and how we played before the WC are different things.

    It's a 60/40 thing in favour of Australia IMO but we definetly have the side to compete and I'll be disappointed if we lose. Death batting is huge and we need our cake to stay for the slog.
    Like I said though is there too much mental scarring in the team and they think they can't beat Australia in Australia at present. Soon find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post
    We're not favourites but don't understand the epic pessimism - how we're playing right now and how we played before the WC are different things.

    It's a 60/40 thing in favour of Australia IMO but we definetly have the side to compete and I'll be disappointed if we lose. Death batting is huge and we need our cake to stay for the slog.
    Betfair says it's 69-31
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    Quote Originally Posted by viriya View Post
    Betfair says it's 69-31
    Have money on India pre-WC and after the Pak game so it's fair to say I think there's a gambling edge to be made on India and I think that has thinned but not completely evaporated by this point.

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    Would it be fair to say that the winner of this match will end up winning the world cup? New Zealand will struggle to play on grounds larger than tennis courts and SA will probably choke under pressure.

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    Really pumped for this - going along and after popping my ODI cherry with the SL-SA quarter, this game will hopefully be a bit more exciting.

    Australia obviously favourites but India have surprised thus far in the tournament given their Australian tour, so who knows what will happen. Just hoping the selectors won't get funky and pick Doherty because it's at the SCG.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkut View Post
    Mayhem. Absolute mayhem.

    India will have to play some extraordinary cricket.
    Simple answer, current champions india will win, kohli scores a century, shami takes 5 wickets, australians start crying
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