Norm Smith Medallist
- Mar 22, 2017
- AFL Club
Beauty to kick off proceedings tonight. Opening cermony on.
No it isn't.West Indies vs Australia final
India and maybe NZ or England make the semis
England bowling attack is very average.
Let's say they lose to Australia, have a N/R against Afghanistan and win the rest.I’d love to see a predicted ladder based on that theory
They’d need some teams above them to cop some unexpected smashings, surely
Ah yes, true, I didn't even bother looking at their games with each other because they're irrelevant to the equation. Let's say England beats Australia, India beats England and Australia beats India.One of Aus or India (or both if NR) can’t go 9-0 as they play each other
Also at least one would mathematically have to lose to Eng for them to be 8-1
I’m not entirely writing off your theory, just the above doesn’t help at all.
Impossible maths aside, what results have to go their way for that to happen - surely a series of convenient upsets .
IMO they’re gone
This is more about the format than about the lack of Associates, per se. It is, by any measure, a bad format, and I'm curious to see how many dead rubbers we end up with. It is possible that we won't get many, but that would probably be on the back of washouts.I'm disappointed at the stupid shortsighted decision to cut out the associates too, but not sure remaining miserable and bitter about what has been a fine start is going to serve you well.
Still not all that confident we will get to the final tbh. Bowling depth is still a big concern and I'm not sure the batting is good enough to make up for it.India will win the World Cup. The other semi finalists are Australia, England and New Zealand.
India take on New Zealand
Australia vs England
India vs Australia final with Kohli lifting the trophy.
I don't see Aussies surviving against Chahal or Kuldeep. Apart from Smith, Aussies are terrible at playing spin. Now Aussies even have Bumrah to worry about. Not to mention I always can score a double ton against my favorite opposition