World Cup Day 14 Australia v Pakistan @ Taunton

Who will win?


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SunGirl89

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Disappointing way to finish the game. Missed opportunity for a Jonty Rhodes run out.
 

10Dulkar

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Shoaib Malik is very fortunate to have played the amount of international cricket he has. Very limited player and the 33 degree man with the ball.

Hafeez's dismissal was utterly deplorable for someone of his experience.
 

SunGirl89

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So who misses out on the semi finals? West Indies?
 

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omarlittle1

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Not a hugely convincing win but we'll take it. A few major questions to solve yet. Will be interesting to see how we line up against Sri Lanka.
 

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Tugga27

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Gutsy win by the boys.
Pakistan can be dangerous.

A few on here will still be upset.
Three from four but they will still bag Finch, Langer and the boys.
 

Badesumofu

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Glad I stayed up for that. Really gripping, see-sawing contest. Brilliant from Maxwell at the end.
 

Far Kern

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Well Played Aussies, but CNC, Richardson and Maxi as third bowlers are weak links, also I don't see any superstar hitman batsman like Pandya or myself. This world cup will be very difficult maites
Agree.

Coulter-Nile and/or Mitch Marsh open with Starc at the other end. Cummins to third and to close with Starc. Mitch will score more than you at number six.
 

frankrizzo

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a lot has to go right for australia to go far this world cup. limping over the line like our performances in the 2011 world cup
I think our ceiling is a semi loss to england or India, no depth in the bowling and the batting is top heavy with a bunch of blokes who play the same role.

India have much better bowling than us and england have a flexibility and firepower we can't match with the bat, we aren't a bad side but it would need everything going our way to win this time.
 

DaRick

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Yeah, a win's a win, but things aren't quite right for Australia at this WC.

The batting lineup isn't particularly well-balanced (not enough power hitters in general), so we wind up struggling to kick on at the death unless one of the tailenders pulls off a blinder.

We have little bowling depth, so we wind up bleeding runs and not penetrating enough when Starc/Cummins aren't bowling.

Our keeper is in a rut with the gloves.

At times Finch's shifting of the batting order has been a bit misguided. He should have introduced Maxwell before he actually did against India given that we were chasing a massive total, but against Pakistan he over-compensated by introducing him too early, which meant that Khawaja (not a big hitter) batted out part of the last 10.
 

Crusty Demon

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a lot has to go right for australia to go far this world cup. limping over the line like our performances in the 2011 world cup
Yeah there just isn't the same confidence in this group. Cummins, Smith, Carey and Warner are solid. But every other player is flaky. Desperately needed a spinner to step up, Stoinis to be better and a Maxy in blistering form. Still time, and if we make Top 4 which we should, who knows. Hard to see us beating an India and England (or even NZ) two games in a row. Hopefully the middle order can find some form and we have 1 or 2 bowlers lift..
 

k31th

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a good win, even if a little bit misguided at the end.
 

Whiskers

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Huge couple of games coming up with India v NZ and Eng v WI but I suspect we will know what will be the top 4 by the weekend with a ton of games remaining.
The tournament is gonna drag but the next 2 games will be fun.
 

RohitSharma

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Hi Guys, I need to call it a night. Wish me luck for tomorrow's match, I want to score a double ton tomorrow for you fans.
 

Crusty Demon

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I think our ceiling is a semi loss to england or India, no depth in the bowling and the batting is top heavy with a bunch of blokes who play the same role.

India have much better bowling than us and england have a flexibility and firepower we can't match with the bat, we aren't a bad side but it would need everything going our way to win this time.
Agreed. And a semi final loss wouldn't be a horrible result for this team tbh. For us to sneak the Cup, we'd have to finish in a position where we play NZ in the Semi, then play a blinder in the final against a better line up in England or India.
 
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