Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 16 March 2003 - 01:01 PM
1975 Winning Captain West Indies Clive Lloyd Lefthander.
1979 Winning Captain West Indies Clive Lloyd Lefthander.
1983 Winning Captain India Kapil Dev Righthander.
1987 Winning Captain Australia Allan Border Lefthander.
1992 Winning Captain Pakistan Imran Khan Righthander.
1996 Winning Captain Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga Lefthander.
1999 Winning Captain Australia Steve Waugh Righthander.
The 2003 Winning Captain? Would he be a Lefthander?
Posted 16 March 2003 - 01:28 PM
Zxb just saw american guys sig "ZXB- Why don't you go and find somebody else to troll, I have you on my ignore list anyway." Well done thats quite an achievement. You could give the australians a run for there money at sledging any day.
Posted 16 March 2003 - 02:44 PM
As for my sunday afternoon Ive spend it doing this rubish - what if nz by kenya and england zimbabwe?
Group stages would of finished like so.
New Zealand 20
Sri Lanka 18
South Africa 14
West Indies 14
Thus Super Six stage would start like so
South AFrica 09
New Zealand 08
With the top three from group a playing the top three from table b
from the super six we can take it that
aus bt sri 4 pts
ind bt sri 4pts
aus bt nz 4pts
ind bt nz 4pts
Australia 20 points and still to play england
India 16 points and still to play england
South Africa 09pts 3 games in hand
Sri Lanka 09pts 1 game in hand
New Zealand 08pts 1 game in hand
Engalnd 04pts 3 games in hand.
So englands games are the crucila deciders, with engalnd needing to win twice to reach the semis.
Ive presumed both India and Australia beat South Africa which is reasonable I think,
The rest of the games are harder to pick srilanka, new zealand and south africa v england,
England beat srilanka down under, south africa were not playing well, and new zealand hmm
So lets say eng bt soth africa and srilanka but lost to new zealand the super six would finish as such, Australia and India still 1st and 2nd.
1st Australia 24 points
2nd India 20 points
3rd New Zealand 12 points
4th England 12 points
5th South Africa 09 points
6th Srilanka 09 points
A purely hypothetical situation, which really only shows I have too much time on my hands on Sundays.
Posted 16 March 2003 - 03:23 PM
"Like you said, he would give the Aussies a run for their money. Would probably win a poll for Pravda's best sledger"
Thanks Guys, but I'll let him simmer first, before I go all out for him, but after that, I'll go after the Aussies.
Your hypothetical situation is interesting Ted. If your order of Aus, India, NZ and England was correct, wouldn't that mean we would have to play Aus in the semis?
Posted 17 March 2003 - 02:24 PM
Btw do you support a county team zxb?
Semi Finals tomorow the groundkeepers for tomorows match have said that the pitch shouuld provide alot of runs, after they have worked on it since the aussies complained it was slow.
Worst news is Damien Martyn (my favourite player - since he grew up literally around the corner from where I did, apparently) is out of the semis, damn.
Couple days later and India have the 'dreaded' day/night durban pitch even if kenya bats first do they really have any chance of winning?
Posted 17 March 2003 - 03:03 PM
Dunno. If I post on his threads enough, curiosity will get the better of him. Then he'll look, and see it.
Yes, I heard something about Martyn. Broken finger or something like that. But luck losing him at this stage.
I regard India as a very strong ODI side. They can beat Kenya if they have to bat second. They did before. On the other hand, if Karim continues his amazing bowling performance, then it could be rather close. Too close for comfort.
I don't really support any county side in paticular. I will watch County matchs, if they're on. I think Channel4 were televising several matches in the summer. C&G trophy or something like that. When I do support a county side in a match, I try to ensure that I back the winning side.
I wish there was website for county matches actually, like the Channel4 website for tests and ODI's. But, as far as I know, there isn't one.
Posted 17 March 2003 - 03:20 PM
There can be too many county matches to keep track of, if your a neutral. I follow the aussies in the games mainly. And for that reason I probably follow worcstershire most especially when Tom Moody was playing, and now coaches.
Posted 18 March 2003 - 08:54 AM
Its 8:50 am my time, Im hyper already and I havent even started drinking yet.
Australia having won the toss are 2/50 after 11 overs.
SriLanka have picked seven specialist batsmen so runs should be plentiful.
Ive donned the bright yellow aussie cricket top (which will be good in todays fog at any rate) and i'll be off soon, if the crickets not on this pubs tv i will be severley anoyed. And feck now haydens gone, im hoping for a mid innings run fest.
Posted 18 March 2003 - 08:58 AM
Gilchrist walked earlier btw, he was given not out after being caught after a miss hit and walked despite not being given out, well done to him.
Posted 18 March 2003 - 09:45 AM
Also why do you refer to the Pakkies as pukestan? I thought it was the Sri Lankans who were the chuckers? :-)))
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