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ri Alban
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Surprised there's not a thread for this. I'm not too clued up on the cricket lately. So, Who's  the favourites to win it? I see Pakistan have put down a marker.

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Boris

England are World number 1 at the moment so are probably favourites.

 

They should have beaten Pakistan yesterday.  Poor fielding scuppered them.

 

New Zealand and West Indies will be there or thereabouts, same with India.  Pakistan are a funny bunch, on their day as good as anyone, but their days are few and far between.

 

South Africa look ropey.

 

Australia, with the cheats back, will be tough too.

 

So, despite England's favourites tag, it is quite open, imo.

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RobboM

I'm a big England cricket fan and on form they are worth their favourties tag. BUT. They have a vulnerability that the great West Indies side, or the Australians with Warne, Gilchrist etc never seemed to show. South Africa put them off their stride simply by opening with a spinner. Against Pakistan I don't think England had the absolute confidence in their own game to win and tried to emulate the way that the West Indies had blown Pakistan away in their opening game.

I've been enjoying the tournament so far though and England definitely have a defeat in them ... just hope yesterday was it!

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Locky

Afghanistan hanging in here for a big win over Sri Lanka. Rain reduced target for them of 187, currently 114/5. 

 

Sri Lanka have been poor this tournament.

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Mikey1874
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The difficulty with making England or anyone favourites it that this is highly intense tournament sport. That is unpredictable. 50 over cricket is now highly entertaining. You can beat anyone with a brilliant innings or bowling. 

 

Also being in England every game is a home game for most of the teams. 

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Notts1874

Weather starting to affect this now. Probably be another abandoned game today and maybe tomorrow.

They also need to do something about the bails not falling even when the stumps are clattered.

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ri Alban
6 hours ago, Notts1874 said:

Weather starting to affect this now. Probably be another abandoned game today and maybe tomorrow.

They also need to do something about the bails not falling even when the stumps are clattered.

There's talk of 2 games a day, to catch up. They'll run out of teabags.

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Morgan
4 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

There's talk of 2 games a day, to catch up. They'll run out of teabags.

No danger of you ever using too many teabags.

 

:wink: 

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Notts1874
5 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

There's talk of 2 games a day, to catch up. They'll run out of teabags.

Nah. An abandoned game is just abandoned. Point each or something.

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Mikey1874

England v West Indies on Friday looks okay.

 

Might struggle before then. 

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ri Alban
1 hour ago, Notts1874 said:

Nah. An abandoned game is just abandoned. Point each or something.

Darren Gough was talking 2 games a day.

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ri Alban
1 hour ago, Morgan said:

No danger of you ever using too many teabags.

 

:wink: 

You cannae whack a good cuppa.

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RobboM
5 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Darren Gough was talking 2 games a day.

There are no reserve days at the Group Stage, there are for the Semis and Final. There have already been games decided as No Result. You can't just change the competition half way through.

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ri Alban
1 minute ago, RobboM said:

There are no reserve days at the Group Stage, there are for the Semis and Final. There have already been games decided as No Result. You can't just change the competition half way through.

👍

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Notts1874
12 minutes ago, ri Alban said:

Darren Gough was talking 2 games a day.

Darren Gough gets paid for talking mince👍

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jonnothejambo

India will win it, with New Zealand as dark horses.

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Governor Tarkin
On 11/06/2019 at 19:07, Notts1874 said:

Darren Gough gets paid for talking mince👍

 

Living the dream.

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ri Alban
5 hours ago, Governor Tarkin said:

 

Living the dream.

Jkbs grammar Police would blow a gasket, listening to the bold Darren. :D

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Joey J J Jr Shabadoo
On 11/06/2019 at 19:07, Notts1874 said:

Darren Gough gets paid for talking mince👍

And advertising shite hair replacement treatment with that freak Shane Warne. 

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Notts1874

Anyway another game abandoned today. Not much they can do about it as it's been raining for three days straight down here.

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ToadKiller Dog

Not been great so far, likely the bad weather doesn't fit with the set up of the competition. 

Plus 3 big one day sides not on form at all windes, south Africa and Sri Lanka. 

Loving the Sri Lanka anthem its like somthing from the Smurfs. 

 

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