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Cricket World Cup

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Moses, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Cricinfo users vote this the most boring world cup ever. Obviously some national biases there but there's something to it.

    Semi finalists as expected. Winner the pre-tournament favourite.

    Not too many unexpected results (Ire over WI, and Bang over Eng)

    Only a couple of good close games
  2. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    I beg to differ with that survey. Both Australian and New Zealand fans supported the competition magnificently, especially matches involving the minor nations. From a broad cricketing POV it was wonderful to see the Black Caps do well compared to some of the bigger, traditionally more powerful cricketing nations such as South Africa, India, England, WIndies and Pakistan. And the organisation of the CWC was superb.
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  3. teach Trevor Allan (34)

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    More important:
    1. Australia
    2. New Zealand

    Daylight, lots of daylight

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  4. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I said after the group stage game that the other teams should be shitting themselves and so it proved. Absolutely the right pairing in the final and it was just our day on the day. The Kiwis were great value all through the tournament, even for a non-ODI follower like myself.
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  5. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Maybe competent and well run = boring? Then again 2007 was a shambles and it came second.

    Suspect its just that no one else wants to see the hosts do well
  6. The Snout Ward Prentice (10)

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    All a bit biased too. I suspect if you asked which Olympics were the best or which Super Rugby season was the best it will always be the latter ones that will poll better than those long ago.

    I think coverage of events these days are just brilliant compared to 20 years ago, total access. Modern events will naturally rate higher.
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  7. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    That poll makes me laugh - how many votes do you think make up that crowd on Cricindiafo?
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  8. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    I don't even know how a World Cup collectively can be boring.
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  9. disco Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I'm pretty sure Haddin was being sarcastic when he was on the radio the other day saying the Kiwis were so nice he had to sledge them. I've been told the Kiwi crowd & players @ the Eden park clash were getting stuck in big time when they'd rolled the Aussies & McCullum went to town.

    As Clarke said "players have long memories". Elliot has done something @ sometime he even gave Warner a mouthful on his way out to bat so he has no problem dishing it out & to be fair Elliot hasn't come out and complained it's more the media.
  10. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    disco, me old mucker, back to the thread's topic please. We on G&GR shan't be accused of gloating in victory. It was a great CWC, let's dine out on that.
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  11. Grant NZ Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Boring would be a relative term, I guess.

    There weren't much in the way of really tight matches in this tournament, the NZ v Aus pool match and of course the semi stand out for me, but other than that there was Afghanistan v Scotland and England v Bangladesh, but not much else. From and NZ and Aus perspective it was great cause you guys won and we did better than we ever have, but I can see how everyone else didn't love it.
  12. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Vettori announces he's done, just announcing his last game for NZ was on the weekend.

    Irreplaceable as far as I'm concerned. Absolute pro in all formats but particularly superb in the test arena where he took 350+ wickets.

    Wouldn't surprise me to see him coaching NZ one day. Always struck me as an intelligent guy with a great cricket brain.
  13. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Super player and an even better bloke by all accounts. I've always been a fan.
  14. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I've always thought of him as a bit of a Harry Potter lookalike.

    Damn fine cricketer that will be a huge loss for NZL.

    He has served NZL with distinction since he arrived as a 17 (or 18) year old colt.
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  15. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    Does anyone know why he never got contacts?
  16. No4918 John Hipwell (52)

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    Hope Vettori can do good things with the Heat and go on to a successful coaching career. Top guy, always been a fan of the way he goes about things.
  17. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    Does anyone know why he never got contacts?

    Actually Gwerty, now you ask it does seem a little odd, just that I remember my son saying when he a kid and got contacts how much better he found them to play in, said along lines with glasses it was always like looking through a window and contacts were much better. Perhaps Dan can't wear them (some people can't) or just maybe he used to glasses.
    Bugger you got me wondering now:(
  18. teach Trevor Allan (34)

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    He has been quoted as saying that he has been wearing them since he was 3 so is used to them, and so is not interested in bothering with contacts.

    There is also a reference to the fact he can take them off, Clark Kent style, to go incognito when in India. He is more recognised in Delhi than Auckland apparently.

    Fun facts searched while my year 12s finish an assignment on a painfully slow computer network.
  19. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    As someone who plays cricket in contact lenses, I do find it strange that Vettori has stuck with glasses.

    To me, the biggest advantages of contact lenses are that it makes it easier to wear sunglasses and then be able to take them off if it gets dull (but still be able to see) and also the fact that when you're batting there's nothing to get sweat drops on or that can fog up when you get hot.
  20. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Perhaps Dan suffers the same affliction as I? That being theres no fucking way I'm sticking anything in my eyes. Keep away.

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