Who will win the Champions Trophy?

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Name the winners of the Champions Trophy.

Australia
6
26%
Bangladesh
1
4%
England
6
26%
India
2
9%
New Zealand
0
No votes
Pakistan
4
17%
South Africa
4
17%
Sri Lanka
0
No votes
 
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Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:47 pm

Held in UK in June (1-18) at the Oval, Sophia Gardens and Edgbaston.

Group One.

England/Australia/New Zealand/Bangladesh

Group Two.

India/Pakistan/South Africa/Sri Lanka
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:50 pm

In the semis I'm going for

Aus v India
SA v NZ

and Australia to beat South Africa in the final. I'm looking at the attacks who are most likely to retain some control in the field and think these possible finalists are more likely to do that.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:51 pm

Though I wouldn't be amazed if England made the semis.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:01 pm

Unexpected vote for BD already in.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby ddb » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:28 pm

Has to be England
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:48 pm

Dunno. If there's a series of shirt fronts (which there will be) and blue skies (ok, that won't happen) the bowlers will go the distance.

If the commentariat gets its way, England's pace attack will be Jordan, Broad and Bresnan by next summer.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Gingerfinch » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:20 pm

England.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:29 pm

We have a leader!

I remember last time the CT was in England, England were big favourites. They even seemed to think they were favourites themselves. I'll see if I can dig the squad up and see what it looks like now.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:37 pm

James Anderson
Ian Bell
Jonathan Bairstow
Ravi Bopara
Tim
Stuart Broad
Jos Buttler
Alastair Cook (c)
Steve Finn
Eoin Morgan
Joe Root
Graeme Swann
James Tredwell
Jonathan Trott
Chris Woakes

Two off spinners, with a part time off spinner.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:39 pm

Ravi 3-20 with the ball. Just failed to take England over the line with the bat.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:25 pm

Suggested England squad:

Hales/Roy/Root/Morgan/Billings/Duckett/Stokes/Buttler/Rashid/Moeen/Woakes/Willey/Wood/Topley/Ball.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:32 pm

Arguably James Anderson instead of Ball.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby alfie » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:34 am

Surely Bairstow ahead of Duckett ?

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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:42 am

Not sure Bairstow is a goer as a limited overs player. Though England still pick him for squads, he's been on the periphery for five years. His form isn't good over the past 12 months, with a decent eleven games, averaging 32 but with a SR under 80 and only two fifties. He has only three fifties in 23 ODIs overall and a 32 average. Maybe he should be in, but his record doesn't demand it.
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Re: Who will win the Champions Trophy?

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:47 am

His record over the past year and two years and career is far worse than Morgan's, who people are saying is only in because he's captain and should be dropped.
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