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    Official World Cup Cricket Thread

    Good start by England with an easy opening day win over South Africa .

    Ben Stokes had a good day with bat n ball and took an absolute cracker of a catch on the boundary .

    Archer bowling at 90mph was impressive and he bounced one of the top order SA batsman out .

    Good stuff , next up Pakistan on Monday .

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    It can hopefully still get better , got my doubts abart certain player's , don't need to mention them just now ! Good luck , it's time Our Country won some Silverwear , anyone fo Nipsy ,,

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    That catch, unbelievable! Just gets better the more times you see it. Excellent start by England, the favourites tag adds pressure but these boys look well equipped to deal with that.

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    West Indies making short work of a very poor Pakistan who barely broke a ton and were bowled out , a cardinal sin in one day cricket .

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    Yep thats a cracking start by us against a more than handy South Africa team, who we made look average on the day.
    Pakistan next and they are also no mugs of course...

    But I really do have to go along with the 'experts' at the moment, who are saying we're favourites to win this!.

    And if we don't win it this time, on home soil - in our own back gardens, and in the current form we're in, then we'll never win it to be honest. No pressure though eh lads lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    Yep thats a cracking start by us against a more than handy South Africa team, who we made look average on the day.
    Pakistan next and they are also no mugs of course...

    But I really do have to go along with the 'experts' at the moment, who are saying we're favourites to win this!.

    And if we don't win it this time, on home soil - in our own back gardens, and in the current form we're in, then we'll never win it to be honest. No pressure though eh lads lol.
    The format as it is should see the four best teams make the semi final but once you get down to one off one day contests in cricket anything can happen .

    That's the danger of course , a bad 10 overs with either bat or ball could take the world cup away from you .

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    The format as it is should see the four best teams make the semi final but once you get down to one off one day contests in cricket anything can happen .
    That's the danger of course , a bad 10 overs with either bat or ball could take the world cup away from you .
    One day cricket has got its critics of course, but it can be some of the most exciting set of minutes in sport when it comes down to a run chase, and its a run a ball etc and the wickets are falling.

    If we blow it again this year, I hope its not in the Final again!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acido View Post
    One day cricket has got its critics of course, but it can be some of the most exciting set of minutes in sport when it comes down to a run chase, and its a run a ball etc and the wickets are falling.

    If we blow it again this year, I hope its not in the Final again!.
    That's the difference with Test Cricket , you can have a couple of poor sessions and still win or draw the game .

    I see the different formats of the game for what they are and don't see one day cricket as detrimental to the longer format .

    Test cricket still has it's place and the Ashes are still where its at for me but I do enjoy the one day format .

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    That's the difference with Test Cricket , you can have a couple of poor sessions and still win or draw the game .

    I see the different formats of the game for what they are and don't see one day cricket as detrimental to the longer format .

    Test cricket still has it's place and the Ashes are still where its at for me but I do enjoy the one day format .
    Agreed, nothing stokes the fire quite like the Ashes but the 50 over game has a bit of everything. Thing is, like any other knockout style or format of game, the best team doesn't always prevail. There's no doubting whatsoever that over a test series, the best team wins. 50 over game can be a different story

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    Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runs after posting a very credible 330 .

    South Africa start with back to back defeats .

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    Bangladesh beat South Africa by 21 runs after posting a very credible 330 .
    South Africa start with back to back defeats .
    Remember 4 years ago in the last cricket WC, we/England also suffered an appalling loss to Bangladesh.
    South Africa meanwhile look like they are a cross between has-beens & in-betweens, they surely arent even going to make the top half of the 'table'.

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    First defeat for England, disappointing but better gerrit arta rooard nar than further darn line

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    Quote Originally Posted by pass_and_move View Post
    First defeat for England, disappointing but better gerrit arta rooard nar than further darn line
    If there's two country's I cannot abide to lose to at cricket it's Australia and those feckers

    Grrrrrrrrrrr !!!

    Bloods fecking boiling .

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    Quote Originally Posted by animallittle3 View Post
    If there's two country's I cannot abide to lose to at cricket it's Australia and those feckers

    Grrrrrrrrrrr !!!

    Bloods fecking boiling .
    Some poor fielding and batting mate. No complaints from me

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    Quote Originally Posted by pass_and_move View Post
    Some poor fielding and batting mate. No complaints from me
    Betting scammers , played like tw@ts in the warm up and against Windies .

    Odds lengthened and nar the world beaters , see it a mile away .

    Even got the mates Moheen Ali and Rasheed on it a nall the way those two performed at the end .

    Rant over

    Grrrrrrrrrrr !!!

    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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    Who decided Ali could bat at 7?
    He's been crap for 2 years now and has no confidence.
    Any momentum we had went out the window as soon as he walked to the crease.
    He could have been out 4 or 5 times before we were put out of our misery.
    I'd have preferred Willey in the squad.
    He can bat and Root's a decent bowler if we need another spin option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodger1957 View Post
    Who decided Ali could bat at 7?
    He's been crap for 2 years now and has no confidence.
    Any momentum we had went out the window as soon as he walked to the crease.
    He could have been out 4 or 5 times before we were put out of our misery.
    I'd have preferred Willey in the squad.
    He can bat and Root's a decent bowler if we need another spin option.
    Those two fresh air shots just before he got out were simply embarrassing .

    Buttler needed to remain at the crease and unfortunately he got out when he did , it was always going to be tough once he went .

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    If Ali had been able to rotate the strike and hit the odd boundary we'd probably have won.
    Buttler had to try to compensate for Ali's shortcomings.

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    Rain saving SRI LANKA , lucky bleedahs ,Afghanistan wa giving em a bit of a pasting ,

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    Could be a big big score for England today , Roy and Bairstow are smashing the Bangladeshi attack all over Cardiff , 9 boundaries already after 10 overs .

    Very entertaining stuff .

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