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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by Poshay » 17 Jun 2019, 07:53

India appear to be the team to beat. They thrashed Pakistan at an Old Trafford thronged with Asians and watching on screens outside with a great display of batting and bowling. I noticed on the Sky coverage the high number of commercials for companies offering their services to transfer currency back to the sub continent .That's cash not going into the UK economy or avoiding tax methinks.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by tonyp » 17 Jun 2019, 10:16

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India appear to be the team to beat.
I think so as well.
Top four is likely to be New Zealand, England, Australia and India.
Whoever meets India in the semi finals is going to have a hard game, in my opinion.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by tonyp » 17 Jun 2019, 19:25

What a great display by Bangladesh today!
I'm a bit worried about how Australia will handle them now.
The top four is not certain after all.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by tonyp » 18 Jun 2019, 10:34

England v Afghanistan.
England have won the toss and have opted to bat.
Very big score coming up.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by Poshay » 18 Jun 2019, 20:28

England posted just less than 400 thanks chiefly to Morgans record 6 hitting but then failed to bowl Afghanistan out as their previous opponents have done. A win by 150 runs is OK but the team management must be concerned about the ineffectuality of their attack when they come up against teams stronger than the Afghans.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by tonyp » 19 Jun 2019, 08:22

Poshay wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 20:28
England posted just less than 400 thanks chiefly to Morgans record 6 hitting but then failed to bowl Afghanistan out as their previous opponents have done. A win by 150 runs is OK but the team management must be concerned about the ineffectuality of their attack when they come up against teams stronger than the Afghans.
And they certainly will!
But I do think that England are still the favourites.
Today's game will be interesting.
South Africa will be hoping to get some points on the board. New Zealand will be looking to continue there great star to the series.
Tomorrow I'll be having another sleepless night watching the Australia v Bangladesh game.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by tonyp » 20 Jun 2019, 14:52

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Tomorrow I'll be having another sleepless night watching the Australia v Bangladesh game.
nearly midnight
Australia 381 for 5 (after 50 overs despite a bit of rain).
Bangladesh praying for more rain.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by Poshay » 21 Jun 2019, 07:44

Bangladesh gave it a good go but to the dismay of the "home" support fell just short.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by tonyp » 21 Jun 2019, 18:50

Poshay wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 07:44
Bangladesh gave it a good go but to the dismay of the "home" support fell just short.
Sri Lanka gave it a better go and to the dismay of the home support won the game.
Sri Lanka must now be thinking they are within a hope of making the semi finals.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by Poshay » 21 Jun 2019, 19:25

tonyp wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 18:50
Poshay wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 07:44
Bangladesh gave it a good go but to the dismay of the "home" support fell just short.
Sri Lanka gave it a better go and to the dismay of the home support won the game.
Sri Lanka must now be thinking they are within a hope of making the semi finals.
So much for the oft repeated "England bat long" as the tail collapsed leaving Stokes high and dry.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by tonyp » 22 Jun 2019, 10:58

I'm still sticking with my original prediction that the top four will be England, Australia, New Zealand and India. Sri Lanka the only possible wild card.
Tonight's game India v Afghanistan will surely produce some more records!
India have opted to bat first and will probably score an enormous totaL
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by Gaz_Miller » 25 Jun 2019, 15:08

Simply not good enough from England.

Very disappointing so far.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by bristleposh » 25 Jun 2019, 16:01

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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by Poshay » 25 Jun 2019, 19:22

Aussies win at a canter. England's United Nations combo will probably have to beat India and/or New Zealand if they want to progress any further. It will be very difficult to beat the former in front of the massed ranks of their supporters. Hopefully the Black Caps will have already qualified when they meet England and if so may allow England an easy passage.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Post by tonyp » 25 Jun 2019, 22:29

That was a must win for Australia (to ensure a place in the semis) and we did win. Can't complain about that.
England only have to beat India next Sunday and they'll be in as well.(Unless Pakistan or Sri Lanka win all of their games. Bangladesh have no hope.)
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