Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by Gazz » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 20:36:30


Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?
 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by Larry de Silv » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 20:39:04


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> Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

Australia over daylight................

Laz

 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by maie » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 20:46:00



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> > Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

> Australia over daylight................

> Laz

i actually dont think we'll win. as much as i hate SA i think they'll win,
and easily too. SL to be in final with them.

 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by Craig Sutto » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 20:55:52


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> Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

NZ a follow-up to winning the VB series
 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by JPD » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 21:07:24

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> Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

Anyone who tries to say anything other than "Australia" is reaching.
Time and time again Australia has shown its class in big matches, and
the present ODI XI is arguably better than the side which caned India
in the 2003 Final.

Ponting, Gilchrist, Martyn, Symonds, Hogg, Lee and McGrath all played
in the 2003 Final and are still first-choice players today.  Symonds
and Lee, at the very least, are better players now than four years ago,
not that Ponting or Martyn or Gilchrist have deteriorated greatly.
Doubts over McGrath have been put aside for now, although he may yet
break down or be exposed during the home season.  Hogg is an
overachiever, but that is no bad thing and his batting is not important
to the team balance anymore.  He is the only one of these seven who
might lose his place during the home season if (and that is a big if)
another spinner shows irresistable form.

Hussey and Clarke replace Bevan and Lehmann - both are better fielders
and I assert that Hussey is a better batsman than Bevan.  Bracken
replaces Bichel and we have seen what Bracken can do.  The other change
is in the opening spot, where Watson has staked his claim to
permanently displace Katich, although Hayden was still Gilchrist's
partner in 2003 but of course Hayden is not a bowler.  The advent of
Watson changes the balance of the team very much for the better.

I do not suggest that Australia are immune from having a bad day - they
did lose to West Indies 3 weeks ago at the start of the Champions
Trophy - but their bad days rarely coincide with must-win games or
Finals.  One team which does have a reputation for exploiting
Australia's bad days was well beaten in the Semi-Final last Wednesday.
Which team other than Australia has the same strength in the lineup and
the same big-match resilience?

--

JPD

 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by Fred » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 21:40:18

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> > Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

> Anyone who tries to say anything other than "Australia" is reaching.

I reckon England.  We'll probably squeak past Zimbabwe in the final.
Oh, and avian pork will be hitting the shops around then as a new
delicacy.
 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by Danger Barc » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 22:04:02

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> > Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

> Anyone who tries to say anything other than "Australia" is reaching.
> Time and time again Australia has shown its class in big matches, and
> the present ODI XI is arguably better than the side which caned India
> in the 2003 Final.

> Ponting, Gilchrist, Martyn, Symonds, Hogg, Lee and McGrath all played
> in the 2003 Final and are still first-choice players today.  Symonds
> and Lee, at the very least, are better players now than four years ago,
> not that Ponting or Martyn or Gilchrist have deteriorated greatly.
> Doubts over McGrath have been put aside for now, although he may yet
> break down or be exposed during the home season.  Hogg is an
> overachiever, but that is no bad thing and his batting is not important
> to the team balance anymore.  He is the only one of these seven who
> might lose his place during the home season if (and that is a big if)
> another spinner shows irresistable form.

> Hussey and Clarke replace Bevan and Lehmann - both are better fielders
> and I assert that Hussey is a better batsman than Bevan.  Bracken
> replaces Bichel and we have seen what Bracken can do.  The other change
> is in the opening spot, where Watson has staked his claim to
> permanently displace Katich, although Hayden was still Gilchrist's
> partner in 2003 but of course Hayden is not a bowler.  The advent of
> Watson changes the balance of the team very much for the better.

> I do not suggest that Australia are immune from having a bad day - they
> did lose to West Indies 3 weeks ago at the start of the Champions
> Trophy - but their bad days rarely coincide with must-win games or
> Finals.  One team which does have a reputation for exploiting
> Australia's bad days was well beaten in the Semi-Final last Wednesday.
> Which team other than Australia has the same strength in the lineup and
> the same big-match resilience?

South Africa.    Last time they were in the West Indies they gave the
ex ICC trophy holders/finalists a 5-0 ***.  Gibbs, Smith, Kallis,
de Villiers, Boucher, Kemp, Pollock, Hall, Nel, Langeveldt, Ntini...

Allrounders like van der Wath, Klusener, Albie Morkel fighting for an
extra spot, batting extra's like Dippenaar (MoS in that ***), van
Wyk (piling them on at domestic level) and Duminy.  Spin is the only
problem obviously, but in Nicky Boje they have a tidy ODI
performer....if they pick him, that is....

As has as big-match resilience, look no further than the number 438.....

 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by eusebiu » Tue, 07 Nov 2006 22:33:00

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> Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

Russia
 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by shariq_ta.. » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 00:03:21

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> Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

I would be surprised if Australia don't. I figure though that West
Indies, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be part of the picture
 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by tendulkar.co » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 00:51:33

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> Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

Considering a single one day game of cricket is a lottery, we can only
assign probabilities of anyone winning the world cup. So, here's mine

Australia: 50%
South Africa: 20%
Pakistan: 15%
New Zealand: 4%
India: 4%
Sri Lanka: 3%
England: 3%
West Indies: 1%
Rest(Combined): 0%

 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by jacquescallag.. » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 02:51:52

Australia 35%
South Africa 25%
West Indies  15%
India 10%
New Zealand 8%
Pakistan 5%
Sri Lanka 2 %
Rest 0%
 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by Mike Holman » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 02:56:58


the keyboard and brought forth:

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>Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

The team which does best in the Final.

Cheers,

Mike
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Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by Fred » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 03:12:20

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> Australia: 50%
> South Africa: 20%
> Pakistan: 15%
> New Zealand: 4%
> India: 4%
> Sri Lanka: 3%
> England: 3%
> West Indies: 1%
> Rest(Combined): 0%

I reckon WI are a better bet than one in a hundred...

And Sri Lanka look to have a better chance than England.

It's a wonderfully silly idea to give percentages to each event, so
I'll do it with relish!

Aus 35%
WI 11%
SA 11%
Pak 10%
SL 9%
Ind 9%
NZ 8%
Eng 5%
Rest 2%

 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by P Masu » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 03:59:18


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> Any ideas whos gonna win the next world cup?

West Indies
 
 
 

Who's gonna win the 2007 Cricket World Cup?

Post by will_ » Wed, 08 Nov 2006 08:16:20


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>> Australia: 50%
>> South Africa: 20%
>> Pakistan: 15%
>> New Zealand: 4%
>> India: 4%
>> Sri Lanka: 3%
>> England: 3%
>> West Indies: 1%
>> Rest(Combined): 0%

> I reckon WI are a better bet than one in a hundred...

> And Sri Lanka look to have a better chance than England.

> It's a wonderfully silly idea to give percentages to each event, so
> I'll do it with relish!

> Aus 35%
> WI 11%
> SA 11%
> Pak 10%
> SL 9%
> Ind 9%
> NZ 8%
> Eng 5%
> Rest 2%

Best to go with odds

Australia 3/1

WI/SA   12/1

SL/IND/NZ  16/1

ENG/PAK 33/1

Write your ticket for the rest