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The mighty English beat Ashes rivals

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posted May 16, 2010

Yep mate, just so proud to finally be able to say England cricket world cup winners for T20. Just such a wonderful day and something I will never forget.

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posted May 16, 2010

It will be good to top it up with the football WC because it will then be a summer you will never ever forget.

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comment by Avalon (U9663793)

posted May 16, 2010

Thanks Amir, <ok>

the football WC would be nice as well, not to mention an Ashes win in Australia, would be just as (if not more) sweet.

looking forward to playing Pakistan in the ODI's and Test series this summer, should be a good series.

Any thoughts on the make up of the pakistan squad for those tests?

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posted May 16, 2010

I have no clue to be honest, but I think it will be the same as the Aus tour but without the likes of Yousuf and Malik. There may be a couple of new names such as a 7ft bowler Mohammed Irfan, another youngster Hamad Azam who is an All-rounder and maybe, just maybe a 15 year old Babar Azam.

But there is a court hearing for the likes of Younis and Malik, if that goes there way then we may see them in England in the summer. I also would not rule out Yousuf, remember this is Pakistan cricket.

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comment by Avalon (U9663793)

posted May 16, 2010

Irfan looks terrifing mainly with his height and the ball being released above the top of the side screen, shuld make for some interesting spells.

It would be nice to see Yousuf and Malik as well.

I'm not sure about the rules but doesnt the ICC have a min age restriction of 16 for test/odi players.

I hope we get a strong squad visiting as we need the work out before the Ashes.

Heres to a good summer for both Teams.

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posted May 16, 2010

I think bowling wise you will get a tough test but you may be let off with the poor fielding. As for the batting I don't expect them to out score either Aus or Eng that much.

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posted May 16, 2010

Top story at the moment on the BBC website :)

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posted May 16, 2010

i cant believe england beat aus with he aus batsmen in form

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posted May 16, 2010

Given their bottling capability, even with their international flavor, I didnt expect them to win. Congratulations England for proving me wrong.

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posted May 16, 2010

Its just good to see the words mighty and English next to each other. Excellent bowling, fielding and batting. Think we could have chased 200 today. Brilliant. SPOTY award to follow. Or rather England od team vs Amir Khan. Just as crushing and will be shock waves down in Aus as there were in Malinaggi's chin.

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posted May 16, 2010

do they get an open top bus when they get back?

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posted May 16, 2010

T20 is not be a OUTCAST any more in England.

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comment by Avalon (U9663793)

posted May 16, 2010

arrolouri, i doubt it as we dont have a celebrity obsessed government at the moment (or at least i hope we dont)

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posted May 16, 2010

well i hope we do, we would if it was football.

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posted May 16, 2010

Well done England! I think the good days has come for English Cricket.

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comment by Toe2Toe (U6288427)

posted May 16, 2010

Well done England and about time too!!!

Just need the football team to win on 11 July, Murray to win Wimbledon and David Haye to do the double over the Klitscho brothers and 2010 will be our Golden Year!!!

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posted May 16, 2010

Well done, England!

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posted May 16, 2010

Could only follow on internet. What a supprise, good stuff boy's.

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posted May 16, 2010

allthatswronginsport,
Your comment reeks of arrogance. 'We' invented T20. I would like to know what part you played in inventing T20. And also T20 has been played all over the world on domestic levels. Aswell as all variations of limited overs. It was the English authorities that brought it into the international scene. And then labelled it as fake cricket when they could not win the first 2 world cups. I was not born yesterday i know exactly what media and fans here were saying about it. It was not about IPL which is another topic

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posted May 16, 2010

Only one word today and the word is YES!!!!!!!

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posted May 16, 2010

I seem to remember a comment as to why pick Sidebottom. Now we know the answer.

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posted May 16, 2010

To be precise, Sidebottom, Wright, Yardy and, if my memory serves me well, Morgan should all "not be allowed anywhere the England squad". Oh dear

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posted May 16, 2010

EPL will be the premier contest now!

Broad, Anderson, Sidebottom, Bresnan, Wright, Kieswetter, Malik, White, Hussey, Pollard, Symonds etc.

England RULE T20!

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posted May 16, 2010

T20 is not a true test of cricket supremacy!

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posted May 16, 2010

"mighty English"

I hate that adjective - it was used when we won the 2005 Ashes and we got duly pasted in Pakistan and the return duel in Australia. We have a lot of work to do. This will be a good start. We have to beat Bangla and Pakistan in the summer and try to be competitive, if not win, in the Ashes (unlike, last time, 0-5 <yikes>; the Adelaide defeat hurt the most <yikes>). We have to then follow that up with a good performance in the WC. Like I said, long way to go.

"Just need the football team to win on 11 July, Murray to win Wimbledon and David Haye to do the double over the Klitscho brothers and 2010 will be our Golden Year!!!"

A win on 11 July for the football team will suffice for me. It would be fantastic if it happens. England would be my second favorite team in the football world cup though; I would be rooting for the US but I am not so sure we would be going all the way. England have a good chance though<ok>

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comment by usman (U14470880)

posted May 16, 2010

C'mon yessssssssss last year it was pakistan and this year england... cudnt have asked for more...

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posted May 16, 2010

International flavour - what a euphemism.

The top five include three South Africans and an Irishman!

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posted May 16, 2010

"Good brand of cricket"!!

This is the most pointless Journalism ever.

This brand is simple....bowl tight, smash everything, field really well.....

Its not bloody rocket science is it.

Everyteam do the same, England just performed better

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comment by usman (U14470880)

posted May 16, 2010

<applause> <cheers>

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comment by Paul (U14310348)

posted May 16, 2010

Well done england... But does this now mean they are the best team in international cricket??


not by a long shot.

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posted May 16, 2010

"T20 is not a true test of cricket supremacy!"

No, it's true test of T20 supremacy and that'll do for now. In the samne way that the World Cup is a test of 50 over supremacy and..er, something..is a true test of test supremacy. there are 3 versions of the game and that's nothing to sulk about.

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posted May 16, 2010

England? Your having a laugh. 12 runs out of 148 were scored by an "englishmen"
Get real

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posted May 16, 2010

"12 runs out of 148 were scored by an "englishmen""

<doh> Don't you guys ever get tired of this rubbish?

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posted May 16, 2010

Mighty Mighty England. Not only better than Australia at test cricket, now also in the short game!

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posted May 16, 2010

"12 runs out of 148 were scored by an "englishmen""

doh Don't you guys ever get tired of this rubbish?


Unfair on the rest of the world who actually pick nationals

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posted May 16, 2010

"Unfair on the rest of the world who actually pick nationals"


Australias top bowler played for Holland last tournament!

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posted May 16, 2010

So what.

We won the Mickey Mouse Cup. Hit and run cricket - not proper cricket. 20/20 will never be proper cricket. A waste of money and a waste of space. Yes we may have won the fantasy cup wait until the Winter series when we get stuffed out of sight in the Ashes. That's the important series not this other silly game.

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posted May 16, 2010

"Unfair on the rest of the world who actually pick nationals"


Australias top bowler played for Holland last tournament!

Yeah, but he is an Aussie born and bred.

Should England be re-named South Africa 2

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posted May 16, 2010

'Unfair on the rest of the world who actually pick nationals'

Oh for god sake...yaun.
They may have been born in South Africa but played enough Cricket in the Country to become British Nationals to play for England.

Why dont you go through other mjaor teamd and try and show all of them came from the same county..I can imagine that a few teams do the same as England.

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posted May 16, 2010

Why dont you go through other mjaor teamd and try and show all of them came from the same county..I can imagine that a few teams do the same as England.

Go on then, Name all the non nationals who play for Australia, Pakistan, India or the West Indies

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posted May 16, 2010

"Unfair on the rest of the world who actually pick nationals"

Ok then you complete and utter mong.....

KP is an English National... 1983 Citizens Act, his mother is English, therefore he is automatically considered english....

Pretty sure the others follow suit...

So as for picking English NATIONALS....

They did.... all 15

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posted May 16, 2010

comment by Steve_Motherwell (U3643126)

posted 9 Minutes Ago

"12 runs out of 148 were scored by an "englishmen""

doh Don't you guys ever get tired of this rubbish?


Unfair on the rest of the world who actually pick nationals

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Give it a rest, you're sounding like a stuck record.

The same rules apply to every team, so there's nothing unfair about it.

And last time I looked the damage was done by the bowlers who are all 100% English.

You haters sound like petulant children, "Mummy, Mummy! England are cheating! It's NOT FAIIIIRRRRR".

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posted May 16, 2010

>> So as for picking English NATIONALS....

Theres nothing called "English" NATIONAL :-)

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posted May 16, 2010

The United Nations approach to picking cricket players aside, I really don't have a problem with England winning sports events, if it was celebrated in a dignified manner.

Unfortunately though it never is. We will never be allowed to forget the boys from 66 or erase the images of the semi naked cricket player from posters in 2005. Or the open top bus, which marked the end of WW3. Or at least I mistakenly thought so given the hysteria which followed the global liberation from evil. But it was just the temporary return of a little cup.

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posted May 16, 2010

I assume Motherwell isn't your surname so whats new, a jealous scot slamming the English.

Another world cup approaching...well for us English.

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posted May 16, 2010

You haters sound like petulant children, "Mummy, Mummy! England are cheating! It's NOT FAIIIIRRRRR".

You got that one right, it is cheating.

What about the football. Drogba and Rooney sound good up front, he plays in England after all

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posted May 16, 2010

No matter what England still produce better players than Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

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posted May 16, 2010

"You got that one right, it is cheating."

How is abiding by the rules cheating?

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posted May 16, 2010

comment by Steve_Motherwell (U3643126)

posted 1 Minute Ago

You haters sound like petulant children, "Mummy, Mummy! England are cheating! It's NOT FAIIIIRRRRR".

You got that one right, it is cheating.

What about the football. Drogba and Rooney sound good up front, he plays in England after all

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What part of "The same rules apply to everyone" don't you understand? If everyone is under the same rules and those rules aren't broken it's not 'unfair', ergo it's not cheating. There's no debate there, it's fact - no rules broken, so no cheating takes place.

I'm guessing you're a nicely balanced Scot - a chip on each shoulder.

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