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smith
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11296 posts since 5/5/04

17 Mar 2011 16:35
Jawdropping!
smith
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24 Mar 2011 16:53
India on the verge of knocking Australia out Ubercool,
smith
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11296 posts since 5/5/04

24 Mar 2011 16:56
Lee just hit for six Laughing out loud
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

24 Mar 2011 17:01
india vs pakistan should be a quiet game
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

24 Mar 2011 19:40
ww3 time

pakistan sri lanka final (maybe even england, bet the saffers choke again)
smith
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11296 posts since 5/5/04

24 Mar 2011 20:04
India in the final surely?
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

24 Mar 2011 20:11
I reckon Pakistan to absolutely tonk India. They've looked not much more than decent throughout and will be under so much pressure.
smith
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11296 posts since 5/5/04

24 Mar 2011 20:17
Fair enough. I haven't seen much of their games but watched a few India matches and they are a solid batting team. They will feel they can win it after knocking Oz out today as well.

ALso what the fuck is this about? You're in a World Cup quarter-final and you're fucking depressed? Surprised he hasn't topped himself playing with England on other occasions, if he's got mental problems.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/england/9434379.stm
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

24 Mar 2011 20:22
Probably just been away from home too long. India are a decently solid batting team but prone to collapse (lost 9 -29 against SA) and basically fucked if the top order don't start them off decently. Tbh I'd say they're a bit like England in regards to batting. Harbajan and Zaheer Khan are their only decent bowlers as well.
m15try
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24 Mar 2011 20:28
I'd say comparing the Indian batting line-up to the English is a bit harsh on the former. There's a lot more finesse and skill in the indian batting line-up but like you said they are prone to collapses which is why I think it's important for them to play someone like Raina at seven to steady the ship and see out 50 overs as Yusuf is too hot-headed. Also, I'd say Zaheer Khan and Bhaji are better than 'decent'. The reality is they've got a multitude of average to decent bowlers, just not as many class acts as say South Africa who should rip apart tail-enders
R
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13282 posts since 17/5/03

24 Mar 2011 20:45
didnt have you down as a cricket fan
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

24 Mar 2011 20:48
I'm really not sure about India, obviously if their batting line up fires they are capable of seriously huge totals, Tendulkar is obviously world class, sehwag and kohli are both brilliant but kohli seems off this wc and sehwag needs to make some bigger scores (bit harsh obviously), yuvraj and raina also brilliant but too prone to getting out easily. Bhaji is past his best and zaheer is a step below the saffers, probably the best of the pakistani seamers (particularly in ODIs) and sri lanka (murali/mendis/malinga/matthews are an incredible bowling attack), I would even say England's bowling attack when fully fit (Broad is a big loss) are quite a lot better.

Basically if India pull it off they could easily win, but I bet they don't. Definitely a better test side as well.
San
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24 Mar 2011 20:49
Have to admit if Umar Gull fires, then he will tear India a new one
m15try
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24 Mar 2011 20:50
I know what you mean given that everytime India have been on for a huge total they've somehow managed to collapse. I'd be inclined to say that they are more suited to chasing the game, but these pitches can be unpredictable as the game goes on. Should be a cracking game nonetheless… Really big fan of Zaheer, think he's got incredible control and experience which is hopefully where South Africa choke as per. Forgot just how silly that Sri Lanka bowling attack is Jawdropping!
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

24 Mar 2011 21:07
The 4 Ms Laughing out loud

Yeah I'm being a bit harsh on Zaheer, again better test than one day player?

Also NO HOMO but Kohli is a good looking fucker http://hypebeast.com/2011/03/nike-sportswear-presents-cricket/
R
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13282 posts since 17/5/03

24 Mar 2011 21:08
is he? Puzzled (no milspex)
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

24 Mar 2011 21:10
racist
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24 Mar 2011 21:12
far from it. i have asian friends, after all.
m15try
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24 Mar 2011 21:14
He's not up there with the guy in the new FP cycling promo shoots as Sayword reckons, but girls diiiiiiig him
DuffMan
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24 Mar 2011 21:14
indian dominic cooper (spitting image I swear)