Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 18 February 2004 - 05:36 PM
I think it would consist of high scoring draws and defeats for Oz.
You know, I think in a few years time the world dominance of Oz and SA will be slightly diferent. Oz under-19's have been hammered by Zimbabwe (under-19's). In the mean time SA under-19 have narrowly lost to (DON'T LAUGH!) Nepal under-19.
Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:42 AM
The timing is all wrong. Australia was at its zenith 18 months ago. Australia is still the best in the world, but it has come back to earth a bit with some of its top performers getting on. Without a fit McGrath it isn't quite the same. India just proved that.
Lets see you come up with a Rest of the World XI to take on the mighty Wizards of Oz.
Top shelf quicks don't grow on trees, anywhere.
I think we would get pummelled by a Rest of The World side today. Would have been interesting 2 years ago.
Posted 24 February 2004 - 11:07 PM
No gloating over oz for going down by 1 run to SL? No sarcastic comments on the England A team losing heavily to the 4th largest run chase ever? No sardonic remarks about the Scots being 22 all out?
This thread must have recently passed it's first anniversary. We can't let it drop now.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 12:09 PM
At the rate at which youngsters are playing cricket nowadays it looks like the World Cup in about 20 years time will be as crowded by teams as the football world cup.
Appetizer for the India-Pak series:
Reverse swing is Pakistan's lethal weapon
Simon Jones back in England squad
Posted 26 February 2004 - 02:27 AM
I think Stephen FLeming is the worlds best cricketing captain with the retirement of Waugh.
I also think a fully fit Cairns is the best allrounder in the world today followed by Shaun Pollock.
BTW it looks like NZ maybe replacing WI in next years VB series, always a great test of character.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 01:54 PM
I dunno. Smith, Ponty, Vaughan haven't had a decent run-in period yet. Lara clearly isn't. Nobody can really know about the caps of Zim and the Bangas, until they can get a tolerably decent team to prove themselves. So it really comes down to Gangas or whoever captains SL to challenge Fleming. :confused:
Just a warning though Belrick, don't get to cocky about beating SA. We hammered them in our Natwest triangular 1 day series, but they hit back hard in the Tests though.
Posted 27 February 2004 - 05:25 AM
In regards to SA i for one am in complete shock. I fully expected SA to stomp over NZ in the one day series., especially as were missing our best ODI batsman in Astle and bowler in Bond
However i do believe quite firmly believe NZ is a much better test playing team than a ODI team.
The test series will be interesting no doubt.
Posted 28 February 2004 - 02:14 PM
Shane Bond bowling is almost as beautiful to watch as Michael Holding was in the '80s. Poetry in motion.
I am a great fan of both Astle and Bond and I hope they recover from whatever it is that is bugging them at the moment.
Posted 01 March 2004 - 02:23 AM
India is out of the under-19 World Cup.
England play West Indies tomorrow.
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