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Cricket world cup 10:58 - May 26 with 27530 viewssainthelens

For the cricket followers on here, who's your fancy?
I've had good wedge on India. England will find a way to fck it up, and as long as the Indians arnt too knackered after the IPL I think they'll be to strong.
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Cricket world cup on 19:52 - Jun 2 with 969 viewsbluey_the_blue

I think you underestimate Bangladesh - excellent batting, as South Africa got runs on the board could easily have crumbled.

If you compare and contrast with England against South Africa, England had excellent start and fell away with the bat. Bangladesh pushed on, got a good total. Advantage Bangladesh on that level after first game, but you'd expect England to improve given the depth of batting.

Bowling, fielding wise both England and Bangladesh were excellent. England were fully in control. Bangladesh dug deep when it looked like South Africa had set up a decent platform. Advante to England, slightly.

Bangladesh have shown they are no mugs, shown dramatic improvement over the years. You've got to say if they can keep up that performance level, they've a chance of the semi-finals - and that would be on merit.
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Cricket world cup on 19:57 - Jun 2 with 962 viewssainthelens

Cricket world cup on 19:40 - Jun 2 by Cooperman

I do confess to having a lazy Sunday and have therefore had eyes on the cricket. A thoroughly professional performance from Bangladesh who managed to keep South Africa at arms length for the entire 100 overs. That’s now two defeats for South Africa and they have India to come; lose that and it spells big trouble for them. As for Bangladesh there is undoubted talent in the squad but perhaps not the mental strength for the big one off game.


Agree.
I had a day in front of the tv shouting em on. Fantastic performance. It won't be the first shock they'll cause in this tournament.
Does make my picks India's game v South Africa a good watch this week.
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Cricket world cup on 19:58 - Jun 2 with 955 viewsexiledclaseboy

Bangladesh doing well isn’t really a shock any more is it? They’re a decent side.

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Cricket world cup on 20:00 - Jun 2 with 949 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 19:58 - Jun 2 by exiledclaseboy

Bangladesh doing well isn’t really a shock any more is it? They’re a decent side.


A very decent side indeed, when it got to 202-3 for South Africa, you felt South Africa could go onto win. Bangladesh showed a lot of quality bowling and fielding at that point but more impressive for me was the mentality and strength they showed.

Early days, but for me they and England have put in the best two shifts so far.
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Cricket world cup on 20:09 - Jun 2 with 934 viewsCooperman

Cricket world cup on 19:52 - Jun 2 by bluey_the_blue

I think you underestimate Bangladesh - excellent batting, as South Africa got runs on the board could easily have crumbled.

If you compare and contrast with England against South Africa, England had excellent start and fell away with the bat. Bangladesh pushed on, got a good total. Advantage Bangladesh on that level after first game, but you'd expect England to improve given the depth of batting.

Bowling, fielding wise both England and Bangladesh were excellent. England were fully in control. Bangladesh dug deep when it looked like South Africa had set up a decent platform. Advante to England, slightly.

Bangladesh have shown they are no mugs, shown dramatic improvement over the years. You've got to say if they can keep up that performance level, they've a chance of the semi-finals - and that would be on merit.


If that’s aimed at me how am I under estimating them?

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(No subject) (n/t) on 20:09 - Jun 2 with 933 viewsCooperman

Cricket world cup on 19:52 - Jun 2 by bluey_the_blue

I think you underestimate Bangladesh - excellent batting, as South Africa got runs on the board could easily have crumbled.

If you compare and contrast with England against South Africa, England had excellent start and fell away with the bat. Bangladesh pushed on, got a good total. Advantage Bangladesh on that level after first game, but you'd expect England to improve given the depth of batting.

Bowling, fielding wise both England and Bangladesh were excellent. England were fully in control. Bangladesh dug deep when it looked like South Africa had set up a decent platform. Advante to England, slightly.

Bangladesh have shown they are no mugs, shown dramatic improvement over the years. You've got to say if they can keep up that performance level, they've a chance of the semi-finals - and that would be on merit.


Your last paragraph is the pertinent point - they almost certainly won’t be able to keep that form up and defeat against Afghanistan is just as likely as a win versus SA.
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Cricket world cup on 20:16 - Jun 2 with 917 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 20:09 - Jun 2 by Cooperman

If that’s aimed at me how am I under estimating them?


Probably a mis-reading on my part on your "mental strength" comment. Thought they were immense on that score today, South Africa getting to within 130 with 7 wickets left put a lot of pressure on.
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Cricket world cup on 12:31 - Jun 3 with 838 viewssainthelens

Pakistan on the charge. What a nitemare of a team to predict.
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Cricket world cup on 12:42 - Jun 3 with 820 viewsSwanjaxs

Cricket world cup on 12:31 - Jun 3 by sainthelens

Pakistan on the charge. What a nitemare of a team to predict.


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Cricket world cup on 12:48 - Jun 3 with 813 viewssainthelens

Cricket world cup on 12:42 - Jun 3 by Swanjaxs

340 and it's game on 👍


Agreed. Tho England have chased down 400 at Trent Bridge.
Am not convinced with England's bowling.
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Cricket world cup on 13:20 - Jun 3 with 794 viewsdickythorpe

Plunkett injured?

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Cricket world cup on 13:31 - Jun 3 with 777 viewsSwanjaxs

Cricket world cup on 13:20 - Jun 3 by dickythorpe

Plunkett injured?


Went for Wood instead apparently

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Cricket world cup on 16:06 - Jun 3 with 742 viewssainthelens

England's bubble is bursting .
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Cricket world cup on 16:23 - Jun 3 with 733 viewsbluey_the_blue

Cricket world cup on 16:06 - Jun 3 by sainthelens

England's bubble is bursting .


Too many non-English...
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Cricket world cup on 16:55 - Jun 3 with 715 viewsSwanjaxs

Buttler teeing off 💥
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Cricket world cup on 17:31 - Jun 3 with 695 viewsbluey_the_blue

Buttler is awesome.

I far prefer Test matches - real cricket - but for bish bash bosh style games, he's the best.
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Cricket world cup on 18:16 - Jun 3 with 669 viewsbluey_the_blue

Game over.
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Cricket world cup on 19:12 - Jun 3 with 643 viewssainthelens

Anyone care to predict the outcome of Pakistan's next game?
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Cricket world cup on 19:22 - Jun 3 with 641 viewsexiledclaseboy

Cricket world cup on 19:12 - Jun 3 by sainthelens

Anyone care to predict the outcome of Pakistan's next game?


They’re a brilliant side to watch cos you never know what you’re going to get.

Setback for England but they’ll be fine. Poor fielding cost them today.

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Cricket world cup on 19:43 - Jun 3 with 631 viewsunion_jack

Cricket world cup on 19:22 - Jun 3 by exiledclaseboy

They’re a brilliant side to watch cos you never know what you’re going to get.

Setback for England but they’ll be fine. Poor fielding cost them today.


The more sceptical amongst us may have other theories😉

I think we are missing run getters at the tail end which we used to have such as Anderson and Broad. You always felt they could get you back in the game at the end.

Roy had a stinker in the field today. He won’t look back fondly at this game for sure.

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Cricket world cup on 19:51 - Jun 3 with 629 viewssainthelens

Cricket world cup on 19:43 - Jun 3 by union_jack

The more sceptical amongst us may have other theories😉

I think we are missing run getters at the tail end which we used to have such as Anderson and Broad. You always felt they could get you back in the game at the end.

Roy had a stinker in the field today. He won’t look back fondly at this game for sure.


Anderson was/is an appalling batsman/tailender .
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Cricket world cup on 19:51 - Jun 3 with 628 viewsexiledclaseboy

Cricket world cup on 19:43 - Jun 3 by union_jack

The more sceptical amongst us may have other theories😉

I think we are missing run getters at the tail end which we used to have such as Anderson and Broad. You always felt they could get you back in the game at the end.

Roy had a stinker in the field today. He won’t look back fondly at this game for sure.


The stats don’t back up your view about the lower order. Every player now down to 11 is a better batter than Anderson and Broad. But those stats will mean nothing if they don’t get the runs during the tournament obviously. They fell 20 short of 350 today, hardly a disaster.

What’s the “sceptical” theory you alluded to?

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Cricket world cup on 19:58 - Jun 3 with 618 viewsunion_jack

Cricket world cup on 19:51 - Jun 3 by exiledclaseboy

The stats don’t back up your view about the lower order. Every player now down to 11 is a better batter than Anderson and Broad. But those stats will mean nothing if they don’t get the runs during the tournament obviously. They fell 20 short of 350 today, hardly a disaster.

What’s the “sceptical” theory you alluded to?


Maybe it just seemed that way then. I haven’t studied the stats but I always felt with those two that we were in with a fighting chance when 12 or more per over were needed in the last few overs.

Brain fart! I meant cynical. I’ll put it down to heat exhaustion having been out mowing lawns all afternoon

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Cricket world cup on 20:00 - Jun 3 with 616 viewsWarwickHunt

Cricket world cup on 19:43 - Jun 3 by union_jack

The more sceptical amongst us may have other theories😉

I think we are missing run getters at the tail end which we used to have such as Anderson and Broad. You always felt they could get you back in the game at the end.

Roy had a stinker in the field today. He won’t look back fondly at this game for sure.


Anderson batting? Arf!

England have their strongest one-day batting line-up ever.
Anderson and Broad at their (bowling) peak would be useful though...
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Cricket world cup on 20:02 - Jun 3 with 610 viewsunion_jack

Cricket world cup on 20:00 - Jun 3 by WarwickHunt

Anderson batting? Arf!

England have their strongest one-day batting line-up ever.
Anderson and Broad at their (bowling) peak would be useful though...


Yes, so I’ve been told. I must have only seen his stand out performances!

Right about the bowling.

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