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Australia v Zimbabwe

Twenty20 Australia
by BBC Sport (U3702819) 12 September 2007
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A first chance to see the tournament favourites in action... this could make your eyes water, this one.

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posted Sep 12, 2007

It will be very tough for Zimbabwe to come down from this win in time to concentrate and face England.

I don't see us having a problem, even considering how well Zimbabwe played today - I think we'll have a bit more sense with our batting than Australia showed today and we have a few tricks up our sleeves with our bowling as well.

I expect us to keep our momentum and win quite comfortably tomorrow...and that is not meaning to disrespect what Zimbabwe achieved today. Having said that, you never know with our team what will happen!!

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posted Sep 12, 2007

Stargazer, I suspect England will beat Zimbabwe. In conditions that Australia faced today, I think English bowlers are likely to cause serious damage to the top order batsmen. Australia will take its next match very seriously. With one win each, all calculations come into play to decide who gets to be left behind.

IND, PAK, SL and NZ are in easier groups.

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posted Sep 12, 2007

I never said Macgill should make the team. Just mentioned he was very unlucky to be a spinner while Warne was around. I will take your word on Haddin being an excellent player as like i say i havent seen him play etc.

For me though i would think either having White or Hogg would make more sense than picking the extra batsmen. It's well known that if you have a half decent spinner it can make a big difference in these short games.

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posted Sep 12, 2007

Wow, just goot back in from watching the football.

Wow, this is the result of the tournament.

I think the australians are using this as a traning camp in fairness, the attitude of the players when asked was oh its a bit of fun.

Well i can gurantee that the other major nations arent thinking the same thing.

As for cameron white, well his record in the 20-20 form of the competition for somerset would demand inclusion in the national squad. And i think that they have made a mistake by not picking him.

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posted Sep 12, 2007

It will be interesting to see how Zimbabwe play tomorrow. It will be tough for them to pick themselves up and play this well again so soon afterwards. Australia did not take them seriously and paid the price; I don't think that England will make that mistake.

As you say, an England win would set the group up nicely. However, both Zim and Australia will be handicapped by the fact that this has been a relatively low-scoring game. If England win well tomorrow they would be very much in the box seat.

We'll see. We can speculate all we want. Tomorrow night we'll have a better idea.

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posted Sep 12, 2007

First group: SA and BD (sorry WI)<<<<<<<<<<<<<this wut some1 with da user name>>SpeakingCivilised.. said.....but clearly this person clearly isnt speakin civilised....i dont see how bangladesh can move on ahead of the westindies....no way will bangladesh beat the westindies.....stats will show that the windies rarelt loses against lower rank teams......n they will dominate again tomorrow....so speakingcivilised really need to start speakin civilised.....the windies will win this cup..it was jus unfortunate for them to give away so many extras in their first game but...it was a great battin perform from ma guys...n they can only improve....oh n i aint see the Aussies goin past the first round

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posted Sep 12, 2007

Sorry, Caribbeanspice.

I like WI and wish they would win.

I had to predict some odd results because in a tournament like this, nothing ever goes by seeding and rankings. That's why I did what I did.

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posted Sep 13, 2007

CS,

As it turns out, I was right SA and BD qualifying from this group eliminating WI. But, I wish WI remained in contention.

First group: SA and BD (sorry WI)

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posted Sep 13, 2007

Feel for you CS. It must hurt to see the Windies cricket in such turmoil at present, but let's hope The Windies will turn a corner at some point soon. Gayle's an enigmatic wicked player, and the Windies need a few heads like him....
Who would have thought that Bengoli's would outplay the Windies in any format regardless but with some hard work, and a good administration unit to back the players, I hope Windies will make another lasting mark in the cricket world.

Good Luck!

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comment by walgert (U6926229)

posted Sep 13, 2007

sorry Man..but SpeakingCivelized was right, was he not laugh the West Indies are a sorry site, when it counts they buckle, should have SA put away, didn't and the Tigers where in no mood letting go of their prey. and that was that!

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