View Poll Results: How was it?

Voters
52. You may not vote on this poll
  • Best WC ever

    5 9.62%
  • Great

    27 51.92%
  • Mediocre

    17 32.69%
  • Worse than the one in which Bob Woolmer passed away

    3 5.77%
Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 85
Like Tree29Likes

Thread: Ok, so seriously, how was this WC overall?

  1. #31
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Zinzan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    cover point
    Posts
    24,261
    Yeah, I'd rate it about a 7.5/10. A thoroughly enjoyable WC without quite being breathtakingly brilliant throughout. But did have plenty of incredible individual moments , eg. the NZ/SA semi, Eng/Bang, Ireland/Windies etc.

    If the final was a thriller & went down to the wire, would have been closer to a 9.

  2. #32
    School Boy/Girl Captain
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    East Farthing
    Posts
    128
    This World Cup was brilliant preparation for the IPL

  3. #33
    Global Moderator Teja.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    z
    Posts
    7,679
    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad16 View Post
    2011 world cup wasn't good, India were heavy favorites and they won it, also a lot of flat wickets in that world cup. This one was good in terms of attendance and the people in NZ getting amped up for cricket, there were some good performances, but I think the 2 new ball experiment just made it a tad predictable, it also pretty much killed reverse swing and made it difficult for spinners.. It was a decent world cup, would have been better with a more healthy Pakistan and a competitive west indies squad.

    1999, 1992 and 1996 remain my favorites.
    No 300+ scores across 7 full KO matches in the 2011 matches.

    Flat pitches lol.
    OverratedSanity and zorax like this.
    Isnít it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Ė Douglas Adams



    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    The reason people don't cheer for India is nothing to do with them being number one

    It's because Teja is a ****, FTR

  4. #34
    U19 Captain
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    earth
    Posts
    667
    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    Such a myth ffs. There were hardly that many massive scores and some of the best matches in the cup were low scoring thrillers. (NZ vs Sa quarter, Eng vs SA, Eng vs WI)

    Had a lot of one-sdied matches just like this WC, but a lot more thrillers too.
    Sure, if you are only comparing the last world cup to the current one, 2011 still had heavy scoring and short boundaries. It was also a rather weak world cup because of the quality of the sides, India were clear favorites among a group of rather mediocre ODI sides (Australian side was aging too). 1996, 1999 and 2003 had a lot better competition.
    Last edited by mohammad16; 29-03-2015 at 06:19 AM.


  5. #35
    Hall of Fame Member Pothas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    15,510
    7 out of 8 knockout games being one sided stops it having any chance of being a great tournament. The associates were easily the best thing about the group stages and made the first couple of weeks was a lot of fun, there were also some amazing individual performances, but overall it was no more than a decent World Cup for me. The time slot is also a bit rubbish for the UK, not that much could be done about that.

    I really can't wait for a Test though.
    Last edited by Pothas; 29-03-2015 at 06:20 AM.

  6. #36
    Cricketer Of The Year ankitj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    India
    Posts
    8,568
    Quote Originally Posted by mohammad16 View Post
    Sure, if you are only comparing the last world cup to the current one, 2011 still had heavy scoring and short boundaries. It was also a rather weak world cup because of the quality of the sides, India were clear favorites among a group of rather mediocre ODI sides. 1996, 1999 and 2003 had a lot better competition.
    India were in a spot of bother at some stage in each of the 3 KO matches. And India actually lost a game to SA and drew against England. Don't know how you can say India were "clear favourites".

    Whether that makes the world cup good or bad, I don't know.

  7. #37
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend OverratedSanity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Elton Chicken Burrah
    Posts
    24,846
    Quote Originally Posted by ankitj View Post
    India were in a spot of bother at some stage in each of the 3 KO matches. And India actually lost a game to SA and drew against England. Don't know how you can say India were "clear favourites".

    Whether that makes the world cup good or bad, I don't know.
    Oh, we definitely were pre-tournament favourites. But don't think we were anywhere close to as dominant in that WC as Australia were in 03 and 07.

  8. #38
    Cricket, Lovely Cricket Pratters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Kolkata
    Posts
    28,361
    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    I really can't wait for a Test though.
    Looking forward to Windies v England, even if Windies might have some players missing, as they usually do for their tests nowadays. Watching batsmen and bowlers over larger periods at the crease is some thing I am really looking forward to atm.

  9. #39
    Cricketer Of The Year The Sean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,841
    I really enjoyed it. While it's fair to say that the majority of the most memorable moments were stellar individual performances rather than great contests, the great contests we did get were some absolute classics. The quality of the cricket was very high, and the fact that it was a batsman's World Cup with so many high scores meant that top quality bowling was appreciated all the more - evidenced by the fact that the Player of the Tournament (and probably the runner-up too) was a bowler.

    Thumbs up from me.
    Prince EWS likes this.
    Member of the Twenty20 is Boring Society

    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    C'mon Man U.
    RIP Craigos

  10. #40
    Evil Scotsman Furball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    506
    Posts
    28,992
    Quote Originally Posted by ankitj View Post
    India were in a spot of bother at some stage in each of the 3 KO matches. And India actually lost a game to SA and drew against England. Don't know how you can say India were "clear favourites".

    Whether that makes the world cup good or bad, I don't know.
    I don't think you know what that word means.
    ​63*

    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Come on Lancashire!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Let it be known for the record that the font in the top of the picture noted that Kohli was wearing Jimmy Choo shoes and Happy Socks

  11. #41
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Cribbertopia
    Posts
    52,168
    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    It was excellent. Loved it.
    Adding to this, I'm almost positive I won't enjoy the 2019 edition nearly as much..
    Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
    'Stats' is not a synonym for 'Career Test Averages'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
    People go into politics to change the world. That's a bad idea. The only good reason to go into politics is to sweep government away so that the world can change itself.
    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Freddie is the greatest cricketer ever so the fact these comparisons are being made means three things:

    1. Stokes is pretty good
    2. Jono is a ****
    3. Taxation is theft

  12. #42
    International Captain Maximas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Footmarks
    Posts
    7,336
    I missed a great deal of it
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawood Ahmad View Post

    Hamish, no body knows even name of him
    But Ponting, there's great fame of him

  13. #43
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Cribbertopia
    Posts
    52,168
    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    I missed a great deal of it
    WC threads needed your posts too.

  14. #44
    U19 Cricketer
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Mumbai
    Posts
    450
    Quote Originally Posted by OverratedSanity View Post
    The acoustics were despicable.
    Agreed, also in addition to that i don't need to see the players faces taking up copious amounts of real estate on the bottom half of the TV screen. Also pointless and cringeworthy polls, keys to success and weak/ strong zone analysis that do your head in so much you begin ignoring them after a while.

  15. #45
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Cribbertopia
    Posts
    52,168
    Hendrix was roaming free, leaving his Hendrix mark all over everything left and right. Only Maximas can tame the wild Hendrix. You were sorely missed.
    Maximas and zorax like this.

Page 3 of 6 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •