The Cricket World Cup Thread

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby RajeevK » 15 Feb 2011 16:33

here is the list of broadcasters with the rights for the 2011 world cup
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2011_Cricket_World_Cup_broadcasting_rights
in UK Sky Sports has the television rights and BBC for the radio

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Dilbu » 15 Feb 2011 17:56

I am catching this WC entirely on the net. I have found some unmentioneble sites deep in the dark underbelly of algore's invention. All I need now is a strong anti virus for protection. :)

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Mahendra » 15 Feb 2011 18:42

Dilbu wrote:I am catching this WC entirely on the net. I have found some unmentioneble sites deep in the dark underbelly of algore's invention. All I need now is a strong anti virus for protection. :)


Send links in mullah mail bliss

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Dilbu » 15 Feb 2011 18:51

Done.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Vikas » 15 Feb 2011 21:41

nachiket wrote:
VikasRaina wrote:SRT will play 3 matches and then will go injured list.

I hereby declare this unbeliever Wajib-ul-cattle. Reward of 72+28 goats for anyone who does the needful. :evil: :evil: :evil:


Before you Al-Qadri me, Check as how many matches SRT has played without getting injured in last 1- years.
One big 100 and he is out for the count. We need to plan for his absence in some of the matches.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby geeth » 15 Feb 2011 21:47

If he does, then he deserves his name be back as Santhan.


You guys have the gift of the gab..Hats Off!

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby SwamyG » 15 Feb 2011 22:23

Marten: Naa...If I had that much interest I would have ordered Dish myself :-) if India reaches final, then I will crash into my (stupid) friend's - who is paying $150 for Dish - house. Another thing, these days off-field strategies and antics excite more than on-field play. Lost touch by 10 years....I loved Harbjan Singh in Australia....all the hungama was great :-)

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby negi » 15 Feb 2011 22:30

^ Don't forget to publish it to the mailing list. :wink:

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby SaiK » 15 Feb 2011 22:42

Just link it here, if you don't mind few extra traffic.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby nachiket » 15 Feb 2011 22:43

negi wrote:^ Don't forget to publish it to the mailing list. :wink:

How does a mango SDRE get into this list?

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby nachiket » 15 Feb 2011 22:45

Marten wrote:Vikas, you Kafir, Barnacle, Tabernacle, wen-lookalike, may your PC crash and spontaneously self-combust.

Martenullah sharpen your pitchfork, just in case the unthinkable happens. :evil:

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby nachiket » 15 Feb 2011 22:46

SwamyG wrote: Lost touch by 10 years....I loved Harbjan Singh in Australia....all the hungama was great :-)

Are you talking about the 2001 series? That was in India saar.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 15 Feb 2011 23:26

Marten wrote:There are quite a few servers being hosted off server farms by young lads from IS who have sat tv in their server rooms and of course a backbone on which they own 15mbps bandwidth. If one happens to come across one of them, the protected URL and login details will be headed your way. Not sure if it will happen, but if it works out you will know.


A thousand thanks if you send it my way.

BTW how come Ajay Jadeja got involved in match fixing? Wasnt he some sort of royalty lineage TFTA?

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Mahendra » 16 Feb 2011 00:12

Marten mullah...links to...this gareeb also....pls

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 14:38

God is gone for 17.

Here is hoping he builds to a crescendo.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Vikas » 16 Feb 2011 15:05

nachiket wrote:
Marten wrote:Vikas, you Kafir, Barnacle, Tabernacle, wen-lookalike, may your PC crash and spontaneously self-combust.

Martenullah sharpen your pitchfork, just in case the unthinkable happens. :evil:


Is that you Aftab ?? :twisted:
OK Question is when and not if.
I hope & would love to see him in Mumbai winning the WC but then I would also love to see me as Adminullah sending warning PM's to Marten and Nachiket for threatening Vikas "the new age Paul":D .

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 17:20

Bhat, no one following?

Dhoni is hopefully getting back in form: 5 x 4s in an Oram over. 298/4 in 45. Raina followed it up by 3 x 6 in Oram.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Dilbu » 16 Feb 2011 17:39

I am following the match jee. Cricbuzz servers are down ever since the dhamakas started. :(

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 17:55

360/5 in 50

Dhoni was the Dhoni of old, brutal form smacking 108*

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby rvishwak » 16 Feb 2011 18:03

Dhoni must have read about his critism in BR

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby rsingh » 16 Feb 2011 18:12

Marten wrote:Vikas, you Kafir, Barnacle, Tabernacle, wen-lookalike, may your PC crash and spontaneously self-combust.


Ahhh one of the best whine.................it may come true due to Solar flare tonight

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby sum » 16 Feb 2011 18:12

^^ Seeing the love of Dhoni for defence related stuff, wont be surprised if he is a lurker here..

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Dileep » 16 Feb 2011 18:42

After months and months of storming the best brains, the Kochi team announced the name and logo.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 18:47

Normal service resumes, McCallum blazes away against the "pace" attack. We wait for spinners to come on.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Dilbu » 16 Feb 2011 18:54

Some one commented Kochi IPL's logo was inspired from Mortein's. I said it is natural because Kochi is known for its mosquitoes. :)

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Rahul M » 16 Feb 2011 18:59

:lol:

anyway, now do people understand the importance of a praveen kumar ? these 2 worthies could extract zero swing from the helpful evening environment.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Vikas » 16 Feb 2011 19:44

Saar, no need to get excited over warm up matches. Dhoni consumed one century that fate had written in his account :(
The real fun will begin when once QF's start. I will come back to haunt you once you all would be indulging yourself cursing TI for crashing out.
Marten al no-shukri , I have no faith in Youngistan. I would rather have RD in the middle order and AK bowling in death overs.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 20:02

^^^ We will ensure you and Marten get burnt at the same bonfire, if not the same stake. Is there a particular preference in pitchforks sire? We can arrange blunt, rusted and sharp ones...

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Rahul M » 16 Feb 2011 20:21

Tanaji wrote:^^^ We will ensure you and Marten get burnt at the same bonfire, if not the same stake. Is there a particular preference in pitchforks sire? We can arrange blunt, rusted and sharp even more blunted and rusted ones...

there, corrected. :)

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby negi » 16 Feb 2011 20:25

--runs back to get a 'wrench' to twist and turn the pitch forks. :twisted:

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Sumeet » 16 Feb 2011 20:29

So in the bowling department only our spinners will be able to win matches. Pacers like nehra, munaf and Sreesanth have nothing in them unless batsman makes a mistake. Hopefully Zaheer remains fit for the entire WC. I now realize how important Praveen Kumar is to our team composition. Wish he could have played.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby negi » 16 Feb 2011 20:31

^ More importantly lets hope we win the toss against stronger teams (if not always) for dew and pitch play an important role in the matches being hosted by BD and Srilanka.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 20:34

So what does Dhoni do in the bowling department? Zak is in for sure. Who is the second seamer? Even the spin department has lots of good choices for a change: Bhajji, Chawla and Ashwin. Yuvraj is bowling well , and there is always Pathan. Do we go with 2 seam and 3 spin combo or 2 seam + 2 spin as is the traditional combination?

I would play 3 spinners in Bangladesh since they will prepare a spinning track.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Vikas » 16 Feb 2011 20:44

Et tu Negi..Why burn the Messenger folks.

Poor moi doesn't deserve this (Can you test your rusted pitch forks and wrenches and stake's on Martin, like Dhoni is testing his teams skills before the actual party starts).
All I am doing is preparing you guys for eventual disappointment once climax is reached with KO stage of the WC. TI pays millions of $$$ for such advice.
Look at the result in last WC with almost the same team. We need 3 consecutive victories to lift this WC.
Pray tell me, from where they are coming ?

Neutral readers, See comments from Sumeet above.
We are dependent upon spinners heavily and only one of them is anywhere near world class in one day matches.
Except Zak and HS, rest all are lambs waiting to be slaughtered on a regular flat wicket.
Even expert like Sumeet doubts Zak's availability throught the WC. So at any point in time, we don't know When Zak, SRT or Yuvi will wake up and be sore.

Added Later: Even Negi is hoping for a favorable toss and conducive wicket..

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 20:46

If its a flat wicket, it is a flat wicket for both no?

Anyways, Yuvi has bowled well today.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 20:51

Bah, have faith, hold the line... God delivers in mysterious ways. If everything was set in stone, we would have been invincibles like Aus/WI of old. No one is saying we are that, but we do have a fighting chance.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Dilbu » 16 Feb 2011 20:53

Look at the result in last WC with almost the same team.

Saar it was on a different continent.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Vikas » 16 Feb 2011 20:56

Saar, the wicket and BRF cricket lover behavior was similar.
All I am saying is that we are good for SF and after that it is day of the Jackal...

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby nachiket » 16 Feb 2011 21:16

Methinks if it is a usual sub-continental pitch, TI will have to with 3 spinners and Zak. None of the other seamers give any hope. Only on TFTA tracks like Mohali, we could go with Zak+Sreesanth and 2 spinners.
Among other teams SA look really dangerous. The completely destroyed the echandee of the white pakis in the warm-up game. I only hope their rotten luck in WCs continues and we see yet another unbelievable episode that kicks them out of the tournament.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Tanaji » 16 Feb 2011 21:23

VikasRaina wrote:All I am saying is that we are good for SF and after that it is day of the Jackal...


But that is true for any big team. We should reach the semis after that it is up to luck.


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