Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 10 October 2005 - 12:19 PM
The Ossie new breed are becoming formidable; with good help.
WI have their probs and so soes SA. Poms are consolidating. Kiwis must have a few changes.
That's my view and I'm stickin' by it.!!!!!!!
Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:01 AM
Originally posted by xagversum
Symonds looked as happy as a schoolboy putting the icing on the Oz innings cake.:happy:
And Agnostic, as long as you don't call DUMA for chucking, you should take Dmitry's offer:kowt:
Methinks that DUMA bends his arm 14 degrees at times...
PS. Uthappa is from my alma mater. "Fide et labore.":kowt:
Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:14 AM
On paper, the World XI line-up of Virender Sehwag, Graeme Smith, Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis and Andrew Flintoff has an impregnable look to it. However, most of those players were around during the one-dayers, and they didn't tackle Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee and co. with any degree of comfort. With Shane Warne joining in the act, the World XI batsmen will be up against it come Friday.
The World XI bowling attack is formidable, but a couple of Australians have outstanding records against them - Justin Langer averages a whopping 159 versus Steve Harmison, and he hasn't been dismissed by Shoaib Akhtar, Muttiah Muralitharan and Jacques Kallis in Tests in the last four years. Ricky Ponting hasn't been bothered much by most of the bowlers either.
Gods of Cricket? :wonder:
Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:24 AM
Posted 17 October 2005 - 10:59 AM
"I was invited to Bush's ranch and when I said I had a home in Antigua, he asked me to explain cricket to him because it looks a bit like polo and baseball combined ... only without the horses. We discussed it for half an hour."
Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:44 PM
Few moments in sport are as precious as when an athlete embraces perfection even for a fleeting instant, and Murali to Katich for four balls defined it. It was not an over bowled, but composed.
Murali let the ball go, Katich twitched; the ball landed, Katich prodded uncertainly; the ball turned and leapt, Katich looked distraught. Solace of a kind for the Australian was found in a shared embarrassment, for twice Mark Boucher was conned, too, once on a stumping chance, batsman and 'keeper hitting and clutching air respectively. Cricketing death was inevitable, only its method was in question; a ball later that, too, was settled when Katich edged a catch back to the bowler.
Watched a clip of it on TV. Couldn't help feeling sorry for Katich.
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