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Monday, February 19, 2007

World Cup -2007 Semifinalists

Would you believe it aussies are on a four match loss streak.

Aussies have now got used to scoring 300+ runs and losing the match. This happened at the wanderers when SA chased the mammoth 434 and yesterday it was black cats who made record of the second successful chase , scoring 337 with 8 balls remaining. Kiwis thereby won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy with two successive victories, last one was 10 wicket thrashing of world champions.
Aussies are really missing the services of ponting, gilchrist , injured symonds and lee. Aussies have a huge chance of avoiding the 3-0 whitewash as NZ's strike bowlers Shane Bond and Daniel Vettori will be unavialable tomorrow as they have sustained minor injuries.

These defeats have really opened the world cup wide. England is on a revival string after winning the CE trophy. India is back roaring though at home. West Indies will be a potent contender for the cup. We can't forget the lankans though they lost the series in india but they were without Vass and Murli. As usual kiwis will be the dark horses. South Africa are at all time high rankings of 1. We cannot forget the pace attack of Pakistan

Its very difficult to guess the semifinalists. But still i would take a wild guess
  • South Africa
  • England
  • WestIndies
  • India
Readers also give there guesses , lets see who is the closest at the end.




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11 comments:

digit said...

even this australian team is sans Michael Clarke. The batsman can outbat any team with his temperament.

anyways...England recent success doesn't eludes away their problems on slow wicket, which will be targeted extensively by their opposition. So, instead of England my money is on Sri Lanka. Pakistan can be one of the contenders as they are well known for surprises here n there.

nitesh said...

where is your guess on world cup semifinalists

take it digit

digit said...

1. South Africa (they are back again, God knows with how much luck this time.)
2. Sri Lanka (the team full of inspiration, only black spot is their recent loss to India in Hero Honda Cup. But they are gonna overcome it.)
3. West Indies (the black hooters, you take them lightly; they will hit u hard.)
4. India (yeah, all my money on them. Most experienced, More focussed, equally confused, but the team with talent, grit n class. More they realize them into application, better the results)

nitesh said...
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nitesh said...

2 asians teams
gr8
time will tell
i think my guess will keep on changing
as the WC progress :)

Raja said...

india will be there...no doubt about this fact....other than that South Africa, australia and England.....Final will be between ...India and SA...and we will thrash SA to win World Cup 07...

nitesh said...

yo raja
we will see

dk said...

India
South Africa
West Indies
Pakistan

Make a note of it somewhere, It comes from the same great person who predicted Kenya for semis, remember digit!

digit said...

u said: Kenya vs India in semifinal
seems like this time we have conflicting views over SL n PAK

slyam said...

Thanks for sharing your experience

giri said...

oh....hulllooooo........we are getting way ahead of ourselves........remember symonds,lee,gilli,punter.......all will be back......I havent looked at the fixtures........but I would say Aus,Ind,WI,SA