Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby meninblue » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:39 pm

3 abandoned matches so far.If the mega event of cricket is like this then I wonder how more fans could be added to the game after such a poorly organised tournament.
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:44 pm

I suppose the extended group phase survives the weather better than a four team group. A bad week of weather could destroy a shorter group phase and knock teams out more unfairly.
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby bigfluffylemon » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:00 pm

Arthur Crabtree wrote:Heavy rain across the uk this week.

A problem is the huge mono-group. The tournament really isn't going anywhere. Break it down to groups of four, and have an extra knockout round. This lumbering, cumbersome group stage is a snooze.


Damn right Arthur. We're barely a third of the way through, and it already seems as though the shape of the table is set for the rest of the tournament.
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby backfootpunch » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:33 am

I like the format personally as the best teams are more likely to get through

Don't understand why there aren't two games most days though
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby GarlicJam » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:28 am

yep to both of those, BFP.


What's Taunton's weather forecast for the day?
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby sussexpob » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 am

GarlicJam wrote:yep to both of those, BFP.


What's Taunton's weather forecast for the day?


All the matches this week are potential wash outs on the forecast.... apart from England's next game.
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby GarlicJam » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:31 am

Good start for Aus.

Not a good start for Pakistan (depending on this review)
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby yuppie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:04 pm

I think Finch has become much more important than Warner.
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby alfie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:06 pm

Aus well on top...

Didn't take long for "bad" Pakistan to turn up again : loose bowling , dodgy fielding , bowling no balls... They surprised England (guess they were "due") but I think that might be their highlight of this WC done.

Finch holes out now but he's done his job...146/1 in the 23rd is a terrific platform. Surely someone will build this into a monster ?
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby yuppie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:13 pm

Australia need Warner to kick on, as the next 2 bats will also consolidate.

Australia needs a more dynamic batting line up. Perhaps they might send out Maxwell next?
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby yuppie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:41 pm

Maxwell in, statement of intent then from Aus. Excellent
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby alfie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:53 pm

Warner closing in on the hundred... 218/2 , seventeen left : 380 ?
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby GarlicJam » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:07 pm

Pakistan are being very Pakistanish today.

Not in a good way.
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby backfootpunch » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Chance here to keep the Aussies below 340

Both marsh and khawaja can take a few balls to get in
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Re: Cricket World Cup group stages, May 30 - July 6

Postby alfie » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:27 pm

Those wickets and a few quiet overs have dragged this back...

Not going to be the big score that looked likely half an hour ago. Need someone to tee off in this last ten to make the most of the excellent platform.
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