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Title: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 04, 2018, 01:37:37 PM
Scotland well on their way to a big upset in the first round of games, expected Rashid to run through us but weve torn him a new one so far. 5-0-43-0
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Post by: KD4 on March 04, 2018, 02:49:00 PM
Great performance by Scotland winning by 7 wickets. I didn't see that coming.

Ireland are on the way to victory against the Netherlands.
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Post by: Jaffa on March 04, 2018, 02:52:30 PM
Great performance by Scotland winning by 7 wickets. I didn't see that coming.

Ireland are on the way to victory against the Netherlands.

Where's the dislike button for Ire v NL?
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Post by: GDP1964 on March 04, 2018, 04:08:39 PM
Convincing win for Scotland Callum  Mcloud wielding his Hunts County Bat too great effect 156 not out
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Post by: sgcricket on March 05, 2018, 03:48:54 AM
Do they carry points forward in the super six? If so, that would be a massive boost for Scotland
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Post by: Cover_Drive on March 05, 2018, 05:08:48 AM
I am genuinely sad for Canada's elimination after last ball defeat to Nepal. Maybe I am sad because I know some players very well.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 05, 2018, 06:40:16 AM
Do they carry points forward in the super six? If so, that would be a massive boost for Scotland
I would presume so. If we can beat Zimbabwe Rik and hit the super 6s with 2 wins already it would give us a massive chance.
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Post by: KD4 on March 06, 2018, 03:04:46 PM
2 defeats from 2 for Afghanistan losing a tight one one against Zimbabwe by 2 runs.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 06, 2018, 03:11:00 PM
Couple of thrillers today. Afghans just need to beat HK and Nepalmto make the super 6s but with points carrying over theyll need to win all three of those to stand a chance.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 08, 2018, 02:08:55 PM
Few decent games today.

WIndies rotating a bit and having a bit of a scare against PNG.

Scotland bowling brilliantly but needing bailed out by Coetzer with the bat once again.
Afghanistan struggling again, wonder what went wrong there.
UAE just about home against a Dutch side that seems to be much better on paper than the pitch.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: KD4 on March 08, 2018, 05:05:16 PM
Few decent games today.

WIndies rotating a bit and having a bit of a scare against PNG.

Scotland bowling brilliantly but needing bailed out by Coetzer with the bat once again.
Afghanistan struggling again, wonder what went wrong there.
UAE just about home against a Dutch side that seems to be much better on paper than the pitch.

With Afghanistan I think going with Rashid Khan as captain has completely backfired. Should have given the captaincy to Nabi who I think has done the job before. It's just a shame that these games are not televised as it would have liked to have watch these encounters.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 08, 2018, 05:34:17 PM
The super six onwards is.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: KD4 on March 08, 2018, 06:02:32 PM
The super six onwards is.

On what channel?
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Post by: Kulli on March 08, 2018, 06:25:15 PM
https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/630804 (https://www.icc-cricket.com/media-releases/630804)
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Post by: iand123 on March 08, 2018, 07:39:43 PM
Big win for HK today
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Post by: pablomarmite on March 10, 2018, 11:04:42 AM
Drop catches by Ireland proving to be extremely costly. Think they will struggle to chase over 250.
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Post by: KD4 on March 10, 2018, 02:37:28 PM
Roach has bowled well, coming back and breaking up the O'Brien and Joyce partnership.
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Post by: KD4 on March 12, 2018, 10:54:57 AM
Scotland chasing 211 against Zimbabwe. A great opportunity to make it 4 from 4.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 12, 2018, 11:00:57 AM
Scotland chasing 211 against Zimbabwe. A great opportunity to make it 4 from 4.

Yup, have to do it to have any chance of qualifying. if we do then we're already 2/2 in the super 6, in that case, wins against Ireland and UAE would be enough to see us through to the final, maybe even a win against one of them if we get a few lucky breaks.
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Post by: KD4 on March 12, 2018, 03:00:53 PM
A tie in the Scotland game
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 12, 2018, 04:34:10 PM
Yup, ballsed that up royally at the end.
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Post by: GDP1964 on March 12, 2018, 08:56:53 PM
They may have done that but they played extremely well to give themselves A chance to win the Game people only remember the bad parts and not stop to think  and give praise to the good parts


 


Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 12, 2018, 09:34:46 PM
They may have done that but they played extremely well to give themselves A chance to win the Game people only remember the bad parts and not stop to think  and give praise to the good parts
Theyve bowled a million miles above their standard for the full tournament, and id Have bitten your arm off for join top and 3 points carried over. But if theyd even not run on that 9th wicket theyd have won. Big old swing and then crossing was dumb, easily done but dumb all the same.
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Post by: KD4 on March 15, 2018, 03:28:02 PM
Scotland have comfortably beaten UAE. Bit of surprise that Afghanistan have beaten the West Indies considering how poor they've been.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: KD4 on March 16, 2018, 02:34:57 PM
Zimbabwe have beaten Ireland. With that Ireland's chances have probably gone.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 16, 2018, 03:43:38 PM
Yup, surely they can just throw Sundays a game and let us qualify in the interests of neighbourly cooperation.
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Post by: GDP1964 on March 16, 2018, 07:41:18 PM
Won't need to the belief in the camp has to be sky high it will be close but I hope it goes Scotlands way
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Post by: beaver5 on March 18, 2018, 12:25:45 PM
Coetzer looking different class to everyone else at the moment.
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 18, 2018, 12:59:30 PM
Really surprised Scotland are going so well. No really standout players
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: KD4 on March 18, 2018, 01:52:35 PM
Losing 4 quick wickets in the middle will probably cost Scotland here.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: KD4 on March 18, 2018, 02:52:15 PM
Scotland losing by 25 runs but the positive for Scotland is their net run hasn't taken too much of a battering.
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 18, 2018, 04:25:55 PM
Very faint hopes for Scotland after today's reverse to Ireland. Probably having to have to beat Windies
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 18, 2018, 04:33:43 PM
Yup, was that screw up against zimbabwe that will cost us qualification though.
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Post by: jonny77 on March 19, 2018, 08:15:48 AM
Player from Zimbabwe hit with a bouncer from Roach right inbetween the grill of his Shrey this morning. Seems to have just about done the job of stopping it going through but he left the field. 
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 19, 2018, 09:29:26 AM
Brendan Taylor class apart. Looks at ease when at the crease
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 19, 2018, 10:18:01 AM
Sensational 100 by Taylor. 10th odi century. When it's all said and done arguably Zimbabwe's greatest odi batsman
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Post by: Rob580 on March 19, 2018, 10:23:59 AM
Sensational 100 by Taylor. 10th odi century. When it's all said and done arguably Zimbabwe's greatest odi batsman

I think Andy Flower might have something to say about that!

Brendan Taylor is good, don't get me wrong, but this Windies attack is hardly world beating. Other than Roach, and maybe Holder, you wouldn't say there is a great deal there to worry about for most International players. They made Moeen look like the best player in the world at Bristol last year!
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 19, 2018, 10:36:26 AM
I think Andy Flower might have something to say about that!

Brendan Taylor is good, don't get me wrong, but this Windies attack is hardly world beating. Other than Roach, and maybe Holder, you wouldn't say there is a great deal there to worry about for most International players. They made Moeen look like the best player in the world at Bristol last year!
Andy Flower was a sensational Test batsman less so in limited overs cricket. Secondly Flower's Zimbabwe was considerably stronger than Taylor's.

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Post by: KD4 on March 19, 2018, 05:13:44 PM
West Indies with that win have more or else booked their place into the World Cup.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: GDP1964 on March 19, 2018, 05:56:35 PM
So you have written Scotland off then ?
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 19, 2018, 07:14:27 PM
So you have written Scotland off then ?
Scotland's last group match is against West Indies. Zimbabwe have the underperforming UAE. Tough ask for the Scottish boys.
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Post by: GDP1964 on March 19, 2018, 07:21:36 PM
Tough ask but they can do it UAE on there day can also beat anyone of the top Teams
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 21, 2018, 10:52:33 AM
Game on, would have taken this sort of a chase this morning, presuming they don't go mental in the last few.
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Post by: alexhilly1492 on March 21, 2018, 11:07:39 AM
West Indies bowled out for 198
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on March 21, 2018, 11:31:03 AM
Think Scotland chase this?

For me they do, West Indies dropping Bishoo for Brathwaite suggests to me there are no huge demons to be expected. A few Scottish spinners took wickets but again not like it turned a mile or offered drastic amounts of variable bounce. Scotland cant have asked for much more than this for an opportunity.
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Post by: Kulli on March 21, 2018, 11:41:32 AM
They have given themselves every chance anyway.
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on March 21, 2018, 12:05:58 PM
And now blowing every chance, fair play to them, consistent if nothing else
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Post by: KD4 on March 21, 2018, 02:13:45 PM
Rain has stopped play and Scotland are five runs behind on DLS.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 21, 2018, 02:17:01 PM
Looks like they will be back out in the not too distant future, got every chance, but if we don't manage to blow it no doubt the umpires will do it for us. Did anyone else see Berringtons lbw?
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Post by: jdownesbcfc on March 21, 2018, 02:19:05 PM
Absolutely disgraceful the lbw call haha was sliding a long way down
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Post by: alexhilly1492 on March 21, 2018, 02:47:10 PM
robbed!

Scotland out West Indies through!
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Post by: leatherseat on March 21, 2018, 02:48:58 PM
Oh no, poor Scotland. Match called off because of rain. So very close for Scotland, I feel so sorry for them. Just 5 runs behind on DL. That LBW call proved very expensive.

The irony of it - Scotland having their chances ended by rain, in Southern Africa.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 21, 2018, 03:02:28 PM
ICC dropped the ball by reducing the number of nations at the 2019 World Cup. Sides like West Indies, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Ireland and Afghanistan should all be in the tournament.
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 21, 2018, 03:06:48 PM
Also I wonder how many of the Caribbean t20 mercenaries now declare their availability for the World Cup. Narine and Russell had issues. But the likes of Pollard, Darren Bravo etc can't be bothered to usual play for their country
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: leatherseat on March 21, 2018, 04:21:05 PM
ICC dropped the ball by reducing the number of nations at the 2019 World Cup. Sides like West Indies, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Ireland and Afghanistan should all be in the tournament.

I completely agree with this - the biggest global shop window in Cricket. What an enticement to players from the smaller cricketing nations as a goal to aim for. Then to have the experience of paying against the top cricket teams.

Whatever logistical issues the organisers face, surely they could have been overcome.

Cricket has quite a history of being an insular game, not looking for expansion. (eg Australia not playing a Test against New Zealand between 1946 and 1973. I hope England take a more positive view of Test cricket with Ireland - surely they can slip in the odd Test here and there).
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Post by: Jaffa on March 21, 2018, 04:35:53 PM
ICC dropped the ball by reducing the number of nations at the 2019 World Cup. Sides like West Indies, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Ireland and Afghanistan should all be in the tournament.

And the Netherlands (though not to be judged by this tournaments efforts). They are a team in transition, missed Stephan Myburgh through injury and somehow seemed to hit the panic button.
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Post by: Kulli on March 21, 2018, 06:17:00 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kb2B04yOGcY

Nailed on
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Post by: KD4 on March 21, 2018, 06:39:10 PM
It's an absolute shocking decision and without Scotland would be through.

@Mister Le Chiffre You look at a number of different sports around, they are trying increase and expand their sports. Whereas cricket is more than happy to reduce it.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 21, 2018, 07:09:28 PM
The World Cup usually drags on endlessly so how does the ICC believe the removal of the associates/smaller Test playing nations be good for the game? In the upcoming football World Cup it's heading to Russia followed by Qatar. Neither are exactly footballing powerhouses.

Some of the players in the smaller sides deserve to be at the World Cup e.g. Coetzer, Kevin o'brien for Christ sake had the fastest World Cup hundred ever, ten Doeschate, Rashid Khan etc.
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Post by: Buzz on March 21, 2018, 07:19:14 PM
The thing is the world cup dragged on for ever because the scheduling didn't allow for two or three games a day. Which is mad.
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Post by: liscon12 on March 21, 2018, 07:30:01 PM
No DRS for this tournament?

Shocking decision by the umpire for that lbw, maybe just goes to show that umpires are more willing to give players out having used DRS for so long.
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Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on March 21, 2018, 07:43:14 PM
No DRS for this tournament?

Shocking decision by the umpire for that lbw, maybe just goes to show that umpires are more willing to give players out having used DRS for so long.

Apart from the Irish player who was stone dead, not given and won the game for them the other day
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Post by: Kulli on March 21, 2018, 08:03:49 PM
That was the same umpire, hes gunned us down twice in two games.
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Post by: beaver5 on March 21, 2018, 09:12:09 PM
Gutted for Scotland, but most of all gutted the West Indies didn't fail to qualify. Not that I have anything against them, just that it would have given the ICC the massive kick in the teeth they deserve!
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Post by: KD4 on March 21, 2018, 09:13:09 PM
That was the same umpire, hes gunned us down twice in two games.

Who was the umpire?
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Post by: Jaffa on March 21, 2018, 10:11:29 PM
Just happened to find these...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A6RA6iJdFg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A6RA6iJdFg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acso1eIyBF4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acso1eIyBF4)

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Post by: Kulli on March 22, 2018, 06:04:14 AM
Who was the umpire?
a Paul Wilson, Aussie.
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 22, 2018, 08:43:38 AM
UAE off to a solid start against Zimbabwe. Afghanistan and Ireland will be hoping UAE one a rabbit out of the hat so they can nip in essentially through the backdoor
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 22, 2018, 10:04:09 AM
UAE piling them on against Zimbabwe...the hosts seem to be wilting
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 22, 2018, 10:20:52 AM
Seems like I put the mockers on UAE. Lost three quick wickets. Zimbabwe's fan redound their voices
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Post by: Kulli on March 22, 2018, 10:39:58 AM
And now more rain. Should have had proper knock out stuff with reserve days.
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Post by: Manormanic on March 22, 2018, 12:53:24 PM
The qualifying competition has shown just what a travesty it is that there are going to be so few nations in the next WC.  Some great cricket, from committed, passionate teams. 

Did the ICC nobble the umpire yesterday?  They will have been desperate for the Windies to qualify.  That way the only embarassmnet is that the worlds number one rated ODI bowler will not be eligible to play...
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 22, 2018, 01:44:11 PM
Looks like Zimbabwe are on their way out.

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Zimbabwe Cricket brought back Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis, and are paying both - upfront - more than what Kane Williamson earns. Plus their contracts are 4 times the length of a standard international cricketer's contract. All of this just to qualify for the CWC.

Expect big internal trouble there then.

Not sure who I want to qualify out of Ireland or Afghanistan, still bitter that the rain costs us a shot.
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Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 22, 2018, 03:53:36 PM
UAE take out Zimbabwe incredible scenes
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Post by: edge on March 22, 2018, 03:54:46 PM
Good news! There will be an associate at the world cup as long as Ireland v Afghanistan ends with a win for someone. Hopefully whoever gets there tears it up.
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Post by: KD4 on March 22, 2018, 04:05:08 PM
Scotland lose by 5 runs and Zimbabwe lose by 3 runs. So close for both teams trying to get into the World Cup.
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Post by: Kulli on March 23, 2018, 01:16:58 PM
Might be another close finish today, Afghanistan having a bit of an implosion, get Nabi early and it's game on I think.
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Post by: KD4 on March 23, 2018, 02:46:00 PM
Afghanistan have qualified for the World Cup
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Post by: Kulli on March 23, 2018, 02:47:31 PM
Stinky. How much luck didn't those buggers have!
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Post by: Calzehbhoy on March 23, 2018, 05:02:19 PM
Im sure Ive just read that even with only 10 teams the World Cup is schedules to take 7 weeks.....
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Post by: six and out on March 23, 2018, 05:15:33 PM
Im sure Ive just read that even with only 10 teams the World Cup is schedules to take 7 weeks.....

Yep i have just seen that as well. Completely ridiculous! I thought the idea was reduce the teams and reduce the length of the tournament.
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Post by: KD4 on March 23, 2018, 05:48:48 PM
Im sure Ive just read that even with only 10 teams the World Cup is schedules to take 7 weeks.....

All they'll do is schedule 1 game per day. It will just drag on.
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Post by: Calzehbhoy on March 23, 2018, 05:54:53 PM
Just crazy!

If youre going to do that, play 2 games a day at different times (one day and one day/night) and then add in the associate nations and split it into 2 groups.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Kulli on March 23, 2018, 06:04:10 PM
Yep i have just seen that as well. Completely ridiculous! I thought the idea was reduce the teams and reduce the length of the tournament.
the idea was to reduce the teams and ensure India play at least 8/9 games.
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Post by: six and out on March 23, 2018, 06:27:33 PM
the idea was to reduce the teams and ensure India play at least 8/9 games.

Yep realise the connotations around the big 3 getting more games etc... but I thought the tournament was going to last less time also.
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Post by: bk on March 23, 2018, 07:48:17 PM
Every team will play against the other 9 teams. The top 4 teams will qualify for the semifinals. That makes 45 group games with an awful lot of dead matches (and no minnows to root for). Guess the ECBand ICC need the money for their jolly/slush fund/ bribe pot. This is very, very shortsighted.
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Post by: edge on March 23, 2018, 09:31:25 PM
I hope India rest players against Afghanistan thinking they're safe, followed by Mo Shahzad battering 250 and Rashid Khan taking all 10 including bowling Kohli round his legs to send India out.
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Post by: Big Mac on March 23, 2018, 11:10:56 PM
FIFA World Cup: 32 teams - 64 games

Rugby World Cup: 20 teams - 48 games

Cricket World Cup: 10 teams - 48 games

It's absolutely ridiculous
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Big Mac on March 23, 2018, 11:19:54 PM
I hope India rest players against Afghanistan thinking they're safe, followed by Mo Shahzad battering 250 and Rashid Khan taking all 10 including bowling Kohli round his legs to send India out.

I feel bad for the Irish but I cannot deny that Shahzad's presence automatically makes the World Cup worth watching

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOKqSQwoDis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOKqSQwoDis)

What a guy.
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: Mister Le Chiffre on March 24, 2018, 07:02:05 AM
It's ridiculous that the ICC would prefer to milk the Indian cash cow rather than develop the game as they should be. Even a 14 team World Cup is small but the above mentioned numbers regarding other sports. 7 weeks of watching the same teams again and again yet associate nations whom have lit up recent ICC events will be out in the cold. Moronic
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: beaver5 on April 13, 2018, 06:45:38 AM
Just announced, football World Cup to increase to 48  teams for Qatar 2022. The ICC should hang their heads in shame for what they are doing to cricket!
Title: Re: World Cup qualifiers
Post by: jdownesbcfc on April 13, 2018, 09:16:56 AM
FWIW I dont really see much value in the football world cup being increased to 48 teams. The standard outside the top 32 is pretty low. For context, Scotland are ranked 34 ;)

However, I'm fully in favour of the cricket world cup being far more inclusive, especially in a format such as T20 where realistically anyone can beat anyone on their day