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Starts on Friday, whose your money on ?

I think England for once have actually selected a decent squad. Lumb and Kieswetter will give them a flyer, Bopara, Pietersen and Morgan are also excellent T20 players. Not so sure about the bowling, Broad is a worry at T20 level.

Australia and India also look very strong, although Brett Lee is out of the tournament and I wonder how Shaun Tait will do, he could either go for plenty or be unplayable.

South Africa and Pakistan are undercooked and I would not expect either of them to make the semi's.

Then again Pakistan were undercooked last year but still won it.

Promises to be a good tournament.

My money is on England !
 

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This is all down to luck, and one over good/bad over will win it for you.
 

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England have the best looking side they have produced for a while - a top five of Lumb, Kieswetter, Pietersen, Morgan and Collingwood is full of runs and will save them in the field. Lots of recent IPL experience in there too.

I suspect we will play Yardy and Swann in most games and spinners will play a massive role - I'd be looking at the subcontinent teams to do well.
 

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On Saturday my cricket team played a side who had G Swann's dad in it and a certain G Swann was there watching. I was at GP and missed a chance to chat to an Ashes winning hero.:(
 

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It will make a pleasant change to hear Afghanistan in a good news story.
 

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England have the best looking side they have produced for a while - a top five of Lumb, Kieswetter, Pietersen, Morgan and Collingwood is full of runs and will save them in the field. Lots of recent IPL experience in there too.
2 of whom are fully South African, one is Irish and Pietersen at least has an English Mother (so thats ok by me). I'm not sure how i'd feel if we did well with that team in all honesty.
 

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2 of whom are fully South African, one is Irish and Pietersen at least has an English Mother (so thats ok by me). I'm not sure how i'd feel if we did well with that team in all honesty.
Kieswetter has a Scottish mother.

I would suggest if this is going to be a big deal for you, you stop watching cricket - it's not going to alter.
 

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Kieswetter has a Scottish mother.

I would suggest if this is going to be a big deal for you, you stop watching cricket - it's not going to alter.
Michael Lumb is Richard Lumb's son isn't he - a Yorkshireman through and through.
 

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Michael Lumb is Richard Lumb's son isn't he - a Yorkshireman through and through.
That makes me feel a lot better, Kieswetter still isn't really English but theres no Scottish team, so I still would prefer someone else. Trott is the one I really don't want in any England side though.
 

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Does anyone know if there is a way of listening to the Afghanistan game?
 

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Kieswetter has a Scottish mother.

I would suggest if this is going to be a big deal for you, you stop watching cricket - it's not going to alter.
If anything it's only going to get worse.

It's not a big problem for me, because if they win it it will still be Englands name on the trophy.
 

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Ireland got a shoeing from the West Indies today.

They did well to restrict them to 138, but then gopt bowled out for 68.

Extras was top score with 19.
 

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Got to be one of the most ridiculous overs ever:

WWWW0W
 

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No Anderson? Surely injured?
Apparantly not.

I can see why you'd want Sidebottom in for the variation and Broad is England's leading wicket taker in this format, and gets more bounce, but I'd have Anderson ahead of Bresnan - and Luke Wright TBH.
 

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Lumb hogged the strike but is now out.

50-1 in the 5th over.
 

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Looks like what could have been a cracking game is going to be ruined by rain.
 

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Another nonsense of a game, the regulations presenting it to the batting side.

If West Indies lose this they should give up.
 

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191 for 5 off 20 and WI win with 60-2 off 6 overs? How the hell does that work?
 

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Absolute farce again. When are they going to realise that D/L doesn't work in 2020 cricket.
 

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The DL method was designed before the invention of T20 and hasn't been adjusted. Lots of problems with it. For instance England had a power play for nearly half the 6 overs and no allowance is made for that. If T20 is to be taken seriously the DL method has to be adjusted for T20
 

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The DL method was designed before the invention of T20 and hasn't been adjusted. Lots of problems with it. For instance England had a power play for nearly half the 6 overs and no allowance is made for that. If T20 is to be taken seriously the DL method has to be adjusted for T20
I'm no expert but I wonder if there's sufficient statistical data to make the analysis sound?
 

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obviously i'm in full agreement, the result stinks and makes no sense. bloody ICC :nono:

however, it does leave the Irish with the chance to knock the English out...... :cool:
 

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What a ****ing joke two tournaments in a row the Widnes have beaten us because of luck and not talent.
 

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looks like i am the first one back. this match certainly shows the west indies are the best team in the world. :yes:
 

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TBH I'm very happy with the way England played and if we get 40 overs today England only need to play at 80 per cent of what they did yesterday to qualify.

However, Guyana is notoriously wet and I'm not confident the rain will hold off for this entire competition.

England -or New Zealand in the earlier game - could get done over by the weather and it may happen in the later stages too.

The only reason Sri Lanka are still in is that Zimbabwe have absolutely no nous.
 

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Judging by th reports coming from Guyana it's set to rain again today.

A complete wash-out favours England.

Batting first in a rain shortened game does not.
 

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Judging by th reports coming from Guyana it's set to rain again today.

A complete wash-out favours England.

Batting first in a rain shortened game does not.
Do England qualify on run rate if it's a wash out? Anyway, surely England have to bat second if possible.
 

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Scotty Styris hat-trick, Zimbabwe were going along nicely.
 

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Not a great start for england, bad toss to lose, england currently 32-3 off 6. Think that 140 could be enough though on this pitch against this opposition.
 

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