Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 09 November 2003 - 01:00 PM
Posted 09 November 2003 - 01:04 PM
Not recommended. a 3 prong spin attack has been tried and the opposition put on over 900 runs in the first innings alone.
To counter Australia the best strategy would be to produce some better players of our own.
Posted 09 November 2003 - 01:30 PM
Posted 09 November 2003 - 02:43 PM
The only way to counter the Ozzies is by making pitches in our own countries as fast as the one at Perth and practising with bowling machines which bowl from 18 yards. Four spinners is a extravagant, three is a luxury, but if the opposition's feet dont move, pick 'em.
It is not impossible to beat the Ozzies. It is difficult, but not impossible. Blighty has done it and India has done it.
Ridley Jacobs of Antigua saved your Jamaican pal the blushes.
BTW, you beat the Kiwis by 44 runs.
Posted 11 November 2003 - 03:30 PM
Tuesday, 11 November , 2003, 16:53
London: Move over baseball, it's cricket that's taking centrestage in New York. Believe it or not, New Yorkers have been bowled over by the sport.
An increasing number of baseball gloves in the city are being swapped for pads, especially after the opening of a 17-acre state-of-the-art cricket centre in Spring Creek Park, Brooklyn.
The area has traditionally been a breeding ground for basketball, American football and baseball.
"Cricket is the fastest-growing sport in Brooklyn," The Sun quoted Julius Spiegel, Spring Creek Park boss, as saying.
According to him, the craze is being fuelled by Asian and Caribbean immigrants. So what's more? Well, a second pitch overlooking the famous Manhattan skyline is already being built. I
Civilization - at last!!!
Posted 13 November 2003 - 04:02 PM
Something like that. 3rd consecutive MotM award, and man of the series, and has smashed Bothams record for ODI Sixes. I read that he is now the best ranked all rounder in the world. Rated 6th in bowling and 20th in batting (surprised it isn't the other way round actually!). We love him!
Well, here are the official rankings for Test playing nations
1 Australia 130
2 South Africa 111
3 England 104
4 New Zealand 104
5 Pakistan 98
6 India 95
7 Sri Lanka 91
8 West Indies 83
9 Zimbabwe 57
10 Bangladesh 0 ()
Surprised India is 6th though, below Pakistan, and WI are 8th. For ODI's though it is worse for India.
1 Australia 135
2 South Africa 118
3 England 108
4 Pakistan 107
5 West Indies 106
6 Sri Lanka 105
7 New Zealand 105
8 India 104
9 Zimbabwe 63
10 Bangladesh 0
I have generally regarded India as a stronger ODI unit than us pommie sinners. The Natwest series final 2001 seemed to prove that.
Still, when you beat the Ozzies I'm sure that'll change.
Posted 14 November 2003 - 10:54 PM
Yeh I would go with those rankings - aus way out in front, then south africa, then eng, nz, ind, pakistan all pretty close and then the rest.
How did the poms do against the south africans in the last one day series - i cant remember.
Posted 14 November 2003 - 11:57 PM
According to channel4's scorecards we disgustingly lost the next match by 7 wickets after putting on 223/7.
In the third match SA made 198/9, despite being 104/7. We prevailed by 4 wickets.
In the forth match (and Natwest series final) we did what we should have done in the third match and happily wiped SA out for just 107 in 32.1 overs. Top score 19. In the end we won by 7 wickets. Strangely the best batters in either side in the series (Kallis and Trescothick) both went for ducks.
So, all in all we did quite well. Low point of that series was losing to Zimbabwe, but take the rough with the smooth.
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