Friday, February 25, 2011

World Cup Thoughts - Feb 25

Writing this while New Zealand & Australia are facing off for the Chappell - Hadlee Trophy (preview here).The 7th wicket pair of Nathan McCullum and Jamie How are trying to stage a recovery as the Kiwis are now at 118/6 in the 28th over. Now for the previous 2 games.
  • Kenya are on the wane. Sad to see them reduced to such a state.
  • Pakistan are mercurial and now I consider them to be the dark horses for the tournament. But then you never know with Pakistan. Though the team is playing as a unit these days.
  • West Indies don't look like having any sort of bowling attack. And if the batting misfires then the game is as good as over.
  • Darren Bravo is probably the best batting talent to have emerged from the West Indies for quite a few years.
  • AB de Villiers was awesome.
  • South Africa played 3 (yes THREE) spinners, one of whom opened the bowling (Still cant think of anything to say about that)
  • Imran Tahir lived up to the hype. It was a good performance on debut for the cricketing nomad.
  • My Fantasy cricket team had a few nervous moments with the rains but they stopped and ABdV (also my trump player) completed his century and got the Man of the Match.
  • And why has ICC scheduled a day match (and a big one at that) on Friday and only one game each on Saturday & Sunday.
  • Today's predictions - Australia to win Chappell - Hadlee Trophy, while Bangladesh will beat Ireland (Aside - Ireland & Netherlands certainly are in the wrong group)
As I write the 7th Kiwi wicket has fallen.


  1. Lucky you that AB managed his 100! My fantasy team got bombed in this game. The Oz-NZ game is turning out to be OK though!

  2. @Shridhar, yeah it was lucky
    today wasn't that bad too, Tamim & Watson performed


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