Banter The WCE World Cup Banter Thread (Ball tampering permitted)

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Good game, but jeez those commentators were paul roos and gary lyon level.of barracking haha
They certainly were. Not sure Michael Slater will fare any better if we are looking likely tomorrow. The replay of the 2003 final during last nights washout was a reminder of just how much Richie is missed.
 

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The argument is that Dhoni wouldn't have tried for the second if it was called a no ball, which isn't much of an argument. Either it would have been picked up before the ball was bowled, and Williamson would have been warned by the umpires, or it would have been picked up by the third umpire after the ball was dead, with Dhoni already out and none the wiser.
 

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Ne'er a saltier bunch of losers was found. Delicious.

Hope the Kiwi's roll England if we don't make the final. NZ celebrations were a lot more muted than last time they made the final. Bodes well?
 

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The argument is that Dhoni wouldn't have tried for the second if it was called a no ball, which isn't much of an argument. Either it would have been picked up before the ball was bowled, and Williamson would have been warned by the umpires, or it would have been picked up by the third umpire after the ball was dead, with Dhoni already out and none the wiser.
Imagine coming in after Dhoni is run out off a no-ball, and the first ball you face is a free hit. It's just like backyard cricket - 'Can't be out off the first ball'. LOL
 

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David Warner is currently sitting on 638 runs and is very well placed to overtake Tendulkar's record of 673 runs in a single world cup. Even if we lose tonight, he should make it.

I've never been a Warner fan, but I'm warming. I hope the bearded brawler makes it, at Edgbaston, to the chorus of boos. How delicious that would be.
 

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Indian fans fuming as they think NZ had too many players out of the circle on the Guptil run out
Just like their fans to bring up some bizarre reasoning as to why they lost. Nevermind the fact they were 6/92 and realistically never in it from that point. Never their players fault. How about looking at why the majority of your players never stand up in big games.
 

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Just like their fans to bring up some bizarre reasoning as to why they lost. Nevermind the fact they were 6/92 and realistically never in it from that point. Never their players fault. How about looking at why the majority of your players never stand up in big games.
Indian fans at the World Cup are the worst. Cashed up cricket nuffies there for a party, not the cricket. Like seriously, the incessant Dhoni cheering yesterday, when he was slaughtering India's chances, was ridiculous in contrast to the tepid reaction for Jadeja who was putting in a superhuman effort to drag his country over the line.

In other games, they were practically cheering Rohit's dismissal so that Virat could bat. Sharma is a glorious batsman to watch and was in imperious form throughout the tournament, it was distasteful.

Reminds me of a GF corporate crowd. The real Indian cricket tragics were locked out.
 

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You just knew England would go all god mode once they qualified for knockouts. They are the best ODI side right now. I expect they will trounce NZ in the final.
 

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I don’t even care if we don’t win the World Cup. I just don’t want England to.

Honestly I think I’d be just as happy to see New Zealand beat them as I would if we won it, just to see all the arrogant English commentators make a tit of themselves.
 

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David Warner is currently sitting on 638 runs and is very well placed to overtake Tendulkar's record of 673 runs in a single world cup. Even if we lose tonight, he should make it.

I've never been a Warner fan, but I'm warming. I hope the bearded brawler makes it, at Edgbaston, to the chorus of boos. How delicious that would be.
This did not age well. :(
 
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