T20 World Cup in Australia.

Newby

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Kicked off today with the 8 teams that have had to qualify playing each other in 2 groups of 4.

Top 2 from group A. Sri Lanka, UAE, Netherlands & Namibia and group B. Scotland, Ireland, West Indies & Zimbabwe qualify for the Super 12 stage.

Super 12's split into 2 groups of 6 then top 2 qualify for the knock-out stage.

England in a group with Afghanistan, New Zealand & Australia and the winners of group A and runners-up in group B.

We did have a T20 world cup last year, looks like every couple of years for this tournament now, with this one making up for the Covid closedown.
 

DaveMorton

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Good format. One advantage of T20 is that they can cram games into a short time without knackering the players. Though no doubt they will claim to be knackered.
 

Newby

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Chris Silverwood's Sri Lanka, who have just won the Asia cup got turned over by Namibia in the first game and the Netherlands won a low scoring thriller against the UAE.

Any morning I can listen to cricket on R5SX instead of the news is a win/win for me.

I agree about this format, it gives the so called minnows a chance to take part in the main event, without us having to endure too many one-sided games.
 

Newby

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Good win for Scotland who beat the West Indies pretty comprehensively in a very cold and pretty wet Hobart.

Ireland v Zimbabwe just about to start, temperature given as 6 degrees should suit the Irish.

Comms are saying the next round is likely to be washed out for everyone in this group so getting a win today has added importance.
 

DaveMorton

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What must the likes of Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards think, seeing this abysmal Windies team? Can you imagine Odean Smith playing in one of their teams?!

They should have played the tournament in England. The Aussie RL people were saying how much better the weather was in Leeds than in Sydney. I found it cold in Tasmania in midsummer, just before the Melbourne Test, around Dec 20th. Cold and beautiful. It will be stinking hot in Brisbane. Hot and ugly.
 

Newby

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Zimbabwe had an easy win against Scotland. They've been through the mill and out of international cricket for a long time and it's good to see them back.

I'm sticking with England, but Zimbabwe are my second team.
 

DaveMorton

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Zimbabwe had an easy win against Scotland. They've been through the mill and out of international cricket for a long time and it's good to see them back.

I'm sticking with England, but Zimbabwe are my second team.
Make that Ireland. It's part of the T20 animal - you lose early wickets, new batsmen are forced to attack from ball 1, almost, so you can lose a heap more. The same teams could meet tomorrow, with the opposite result, though the Zim left-arm quickie looked tasty.

Is it fair to say....the shorter the game, the greater the chance of an upset?

By the way, I'm not sure Scotland beating Windies was an upset.
 

Newby

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Make that Ireland. It's part of the T20 animal - you lose early wickets, new batsmen are forced to attack from ball 1, almost, so you can lose a heap more. The same teams could meet tomorrow, with the opposite result, though the Zim left-arm quickie looked tasty.

Is it fair to say....the shorter the game, the greater the chance of an upset?

By the way, I'm not sure Scotland beating Windies was an upset.
Ireland sorry, I think they had visions of Paul Stirling getting half the runs in the power play, job done. As you say at this level just one outstanding performance can change the outcome, this game it was Raza.

I think when it gets to the very top level you need good decision making and a good team performance which can absorb a couple of failures.
 

DaveMorton

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Perhaps, when the make up of the main competition is known, we could have a little quiz: pick the 4 semi-finalists, the 2 finalists, and the winner.

Someone said, men of the tournament could be Duckworth and Lewis.
 

Newby

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Netherlands beat Namibia to make it two wins and top their group. Sri Lanka marmalised the UAE but not by enough to move into second place.

If Sri Lanka can beat the Dutch and Namibia beat the UAE on Thursday it will all come down to NRR. If they all get rained off, which is favourite, then Sri Lanka will be out.
 

Newby

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One win each for everyone in group B after Ireland beat Scotland and the Windies beat Zimbabwe today. Bit of an advantage for Scotland and Zimbabwe who are currently in the top 2 spots, though the weather may not now be such as issue on Friday.

For England Reece Topley is injured during practice and will miss the tournament. David Willey might even get the chance to play, though I wouldn't put money on it knowing his luck.
 

Newby

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Two enjoyable games today saw Sri Lanka beat the Netherlands and the UAE beat Namibia. Sri Lanka go through and join England's group while the Netherlands progress and join the India group.

Straight knock-out tomorrow with the winners of Ireland v Windies and Scotland v Zimbabwe going through.

Forecasting the weather in Australia is a mugs game, possible floods in Hobart predicted earlier in the week, now looks set to be a cracking day.
 

Newby

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Ireland and Zimbabwe booked their places in the Super12's today in two pretty low-key wins. Windies and Scotland missed out.

Gp 1: England, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Ireland.
Gp 2: Bangladesh, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Netherlands, Zimbabwe.

England get their competition underway tomorrow playing Afghanistan in Perth at 1200 our time.
 

Hawke

Administrator
Staff member
Gosh to lose to Scotland AND Ireland.
Dave M suggested a comp. Could be choose the winners, runners-up and losing semi finalists.
6 points for the winners, 4 the runners-up and 2 each for the losing semi-finalists. Please have a go if this suits......
 

Newby

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I'll go with:

1. India
2. Australia
3. England/Pakistan

It is T20 though and I wouldn't fall over in shock if I end up with 'nul points'.
 

DaveMorton

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Wishful thinking entry.

England beat NZ in final
Losing semi-finalists Pakistan and Bangladesh

India, Australia: you leave with nothing. (Like Scotland)
 

tbsteve

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@Hawke, you're going to take 3 from Group 1 and only 1 from Group 2?

I'll go for England to win, NZ runners up, India and Pakistan as losing SF
 

Hawke

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Staff member
@Hawke, you're going to take 3 from Group 1 and only 1 from Group 2?

I'll go for England to win, NZ runners up, India and Pakistan as losing SF
thanks tb I have clearly not looked this up....so it has to be 2 from each group then? yes okay if so
Aussies to win Indians runners up, NZ and Pakistan as semi finalists,
 
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