Cricket World Cup 2007

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  1. Kyptastic VIP

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    Every four years, the cricketing world gathers together to compete for the holy grail - the Cricket World Cup. The culmination of years of preparation, the World cup necer fails to produce exciting matches, wonderful performances, upsets and controversy.

    This years World Cup is to be held in the West Indies. Previously, the Cup has been held all over the globe.

    World Cup History
    1975 in England - Winner: West Indies
    1979 in England - Winner: West Indies
    1983 in England - Winner: India
    1987 in the Subcontinent - Winner: Australia
    1991/2 in Australia/New Zealand - Winner: Pakistan
    1996 in the Subcontinent - Winner: Sri Lanka
    1999 in England - Winner: Australia
    2003 in Africa - Winner: Australia


    This cup promises to be an exciting one, with mny questions waiting to be answered

    - Will Australia, suffering a form slump and injuries, win an unprecedented fourth World cup and third in a row?
    - Will South Africa, now Number 1 in the world, finally realise their potential, or will they choke under pressure again?
    - Will the West Indies, after years of sub-par performances, reassert their power by winning in their own back yard?
    - Will England and New Zealand, on highs after excellent performances against Australia, continue their winning ways?
    - Will it be a team from the Sub continent, despite internal strife, who takes the trophy home?

    The World Cup begins on the 13th of March and will conclude with the final on April 28th in Barbados. Only time will tell who will be there on that last day.
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    Group Stage

    March 13, West Indies 9/241 v Pakistan 187(Group D)
    Sabina Park, Jamaica
    West Indies by 54 runs

    March 14, Australia 6/334 v Scotland (Group A) 131
    Warner Park, St Kitts
    Australia by 203 runs

    March 14, Canada 199 v Kenya 3/203(Group C)
    Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
    Kenya by 7 wickets

    March 15, Bermuda 78 v Sri Lanka 6/321 (Group B)
    Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
    Sri Lanka by 243 runs

    March 15, Ireland 9/221 v Zimbabwe 221 (Group D)
    Sabina Park, Jamaica
    Match Tied

    March 16, Netherlands 9/132 v South Africa 3/353(Group A)
    Warner Park, St Kitts
    South Africa by 221 runs

    March 16, England 7/209 v New Zealand 4/210 (Group C)
    Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
    New Zealand by 6 wickets

    March 17, Bangladesh 192/5 v India 191(Group B)
    Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
    Bangladesh by 5 wickets

    March 17, Ireland 7/133 v Pakistan 132 (Group D)
    Sabina Park, Jamaica
    Ireland by 3 wickets

    March 18, Australia 5/358 v Netherlands 129 (Group A)
    Warner Park, St Kitts
    Australia by 229 runs

    March 18, Canada 7/228 v England 6/279 (Group C)
    Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
    England by 51 runs

    March 19, Bermuda 156 v India 5/413 (Group B)
    Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
    India by 257 runs

    March 19, West Indies 4/204 v Zimbabwe 5/202 (Group D)
    Sabina Park, Jamaica
    West Indies by 6 Wickets

    March 20, Scotland 8/186 v South Africa 3/188 (Group A)
    Warner Park, St Kitts
    South Africa by 7 wickets

    March 20, Kenya 183 v New Zealand 7/331 (Group C)
    Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
    New Zealand by 148 runs

    March 21, Bangladesh 112 v Sri Lanka 4/318 (Group B)
    Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
    Sri Lanka by 198 runs (D/L)

    March 21, Pakistan 349 v Zimbabwe 99 (Group D)
    Sabina Park, Jamaica
    Pakistan by 93 runs (D/L)

    March 22, Netherlands 2/140 v Scotland 136(Group A)
    Warner Park, St Kitts
    Netherlands by 8 wickets

    March 22, Canada 249 v New Zealand 5/363 (Group C)
    Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
    New Zealand by 114 runs

    March 23, India 185 v Sri Lanka 6/254 (Group B)
    Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
    Sri Lanka by 69 runs

    March 23, Ireland 8/183 v West Indies 2/190 (Group D)
    Sabina Park, Jamaica
    West Indies by 8 wickets (D/L)

    March 24, Australia 6/377 v South Africa 294(Group A)
    Warner Park, St Kitts
    Australia by 83 runs

    March 24, England 3/178 v Kenya 177 (Group C)
    Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia
    England win by 7 wickets

    March 25, Bangladesh 3/96 v Bermuda 9/94 (Group B)
    Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad
    Bangladesh by 7 wickets (D/L)
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    Super 8s

    March 27, Super Eights - West Indies 219 v Australia 6/322
    Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua
    Australia by 103 runs

    March 28, Super Eights - South Africa 9/212 v Sri Lanka 209
    Providence Stadium, Guyana
    South Africa by 1 Wicket

    March 29, Super Eights - West Indies 177 v New Zealand 3/179
    Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua
    New Zealand by 7 wickets

    March 30, Super Eights - England 7/266 v Ireland 218
    Providence Stadium, Guyana
    England by 48 runs

    March 31, Super Eights - Australia 0/106 v Bangladesh 6/104
    Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua
    Australia by 10 wickets

    April 1, Super Eights - West Indies 190 v Sri Lanka 5/303
    Providence Stadium, Guyana
    Sri Lanka by 113 runs

    April 2, Super Eights - Bangladesh 174 v New Zealand 1/178
    Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua
    New Zealand by 9 wickets

    April 3, Super Eights - Ireland 8/152 v South Africa 3/165
    Providence Stadium, Guyana
    South Africa by 7 wickets (D/L)

    April 4, Super Eights - Sri Lanka 235 v England 8/233
    Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua
    Sri Lanka by 2 runs

    April 7, Super Eights - Bangladesh 8/251 v South Africa 184
    Providence Stadium, Guyana
    Bangladesh by 67 runs

    April 8, Super Eights - Australia 3/248 v England 247
    Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua
    Australia by 7 wickets

    April 9, Super Eights - Ireland 134 v New Zealand 8/263
    Providence Stadium, Guyana
    New Zealand by 239 runs

    April 10, Super Eights - West Indies 9/289 v South Africa 4/356
    National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
    South Africa by 67 runs

    April 11, Super Eights - Bangladesh 143 v England 6/147
    Kensington Oval, Barbados
    England by 4 Wickets

    April 12, Super Eights - New Zealand 7/219 v Sri Lanka 4/222
    National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
    Sri Lanka by 6 Wickets

    April 13, Super Eights - Australia 1/92 v Ireland 91
    Kensington Oval, Barbados
    Australia by 9 Wickets

    April 14, Super Eights - New Zealand 5/196 v South Africa 7/193
    National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
    New Zealand by 5 Wickets

    April 15, Super Eights - Bangladesh 169 v Ireland 7/243
    Kensington Oval, Barbados
    Ireland by 74 runs

    April 16, Super Eights - Australia 3/232 v Sri Lanka 226
    National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
    Australia by 7 wickets

    April 17, Super Eights - England 154 v South Africa 1/157
    Kensington Oval, Barbados
    South Africa by 9 wickets

    April 18, Super Eights - Ireland 77 v Sri Lanka 2/81
    National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
    Sri Lanka by 8 wickets

    April 19, Super Eights - D2 v B2
    Kensington Oval, Barbados

    April 20, Super Eights - A1 v C1
    National Cricket Stadium, Grenada

    April 21, Super Eights - D2 v C2
    Kensington Oval, Barbados

    Semi Finals

    April 24, 1st Semi Final - 2 v 3
    Sabina Park, Jamaica

    April 25, 2nd Semi Final - 1 v 4
    Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia

    Final

    April 28, Final
    Kensington Oval, Barbados



    Any mods that want to update scores and fixtures, please feel free to do so
  4. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Sweet thread, Kypt. :D

    We should get to those icons now. :p



    For the fun of it...
    Sure will. No bias there either. [face_whistling]
    To be honest, I haven't heard much about them lately. They've always been up there, as their number 1 title shows, but they've never struck me as a biting team. So my guess is on choke. Other teams will want it more.
    I heavily doubt it. The Windies have been out of it for too long. The backyard will help, but the other powerhouses will take their shot away.
    I actually think England has become a dark horse here. Not sure about NZ yet, but England can seriously do something here. It's actually amusing that Eng and NZ are in the same group (C).
    No, because Australia will. :p
  5. Star_Rocker Force Ghost

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    New Zealand has never won...:(
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    ALways a first time... :D

    Might try and knock a few icons together this weekend.
  7. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    I can't wait to sport them. :D



    I've looked at the teams more closely now. How did SA and Aus end up in the same group? Aren't there seeds involved in this at all?
  8. Kyptastic VIP

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    I think it's just a random thing, and determined a few months out from the tournament (except for the qualifiers).

    It does mean that they wouldn't face until the Semi-Final or Final after the group stage though, which is probably a good thing.
  9. epic Ex Mod

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    i think the seedings were taken quite awhile ago, actually, back when Aus were #1 and SA #5 or something. SA have just been in great form in pulling back to their #1 status.

    Australia's demise has been overblown - they're still the favourites in my eyes. SA up there too. NZ have a definate chance, though. and you never know with the sub continent teams, one of them could play a blinding series. can't wait.
  10. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I want to see if Muhammad Yusuf can reproduce his insane form of the last year or so. Checking on Wiki, I LOLed: Yousuf is known for his ability to score runs at exceptional rate & his weird wiggly beard.

    I notice that Shoaib Akhtar and that other Pakistan bowler who tested positive for drugs a while ago have both pulled out of the tournament citing minor injuries [face_thinking]
  11. Kyptastic VIP

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    Mohammed Asif.

    When the random drug tests for the cup were announced it was almost certainly aimed at those two. It looks fairly suspicious, considering they both pulled out at the same time. I think that's the last we've seen of Shoaib, although Asif may bounce back...
  12. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Go Wiki. [face_laugh]

    Drugs always has a way of creeping into every sport. Akhtar was an exciting bowler to watch, a pity that he went down that path - if he has indeed. That would really cut into Pakistan's bowling attack with the both of them gone. Granted, I don't know who they have in their wing. I just can't wait to see the action.

    Must. Remember. To. Predict. This. Weekend.
  13. TieBomber109 Jedi Padawan

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    I think Australia are really going to struggle at the World Cup. Losing all form (especially with the ball) is not helped by the loss of Brett Lee.

    I think South Africa are going to overcome the demons and take the World Cup (although I hope not!!)

    My outsider is New Zealand who have hit form at the right time. Jacob Oram has even said he will hav his broken finger cut off if it does not heal in time!!
  14. Kyp Force Ghost

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    India's going to win this World Cup
  15. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    India has a chance I will give you that, if it doesnt turn though the chance is gone!

    Whoever wins will have to go through Australia there is no doubt about that, my gut tells me Aus, but dont rule out WI and Sri Lanka.

    Although I hope England produces a good showing.
  16. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    my gut tells me Aus

    That was an Englishman, everybody. :cool: :p


    I don't think the Windies have it in them. Sri Lanka and India, definitely.
  17. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Warm-up matches start today if I'm not mistaken. Unless some have already been completed, although I can't seem to find any scores around.

    Australia plays Zimbabwe. :D
  18. Kyptastic VIP

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    Not much to say from the practice matches - the lesser teams soundly beaten (Bermuda was bowled out for 45 against England)
  19. Tyi-Maet_Nefer Force Ghost

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    Where did you get the scores from?
  20. epic Ex Mod

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    that was yesterday's game - no updates yet between Australia and Zimbabwe, even though the game started like 2 and a half hours ago?

    and NZ 4-50... pretty crappy, bettered only by the ridiculous update frequency.
  21. jedichef1 Force Ghost

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    I think the BBC is giving good coverage to the warm up matches, thats where i was getting my scores from.
  22. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    I know it's only a warm-up match, but Bangladesh beating New Zealand... That's gotta hurt!
  23. Kyptastic VIP

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    Cricinfo.

    Australia beat Zimbabwe by 106 runs. Clarke and Watson scoring 80's, which is a good sign, although Watson scored his runs opening, which will put further pressure on Gilchrist at the top of the order when he returns, considering his poor tri-series.
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    South Africa struggled against Ireland (all out for less than 200). Unexpected.

    Also Kenya pushed WI.
  25. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    And the 127 (approx.)Kg guy from Barbados is an inspiration to us all!...

    Why isn't Barbados included as part of the West Indies, anybody know? I am guessing it is the same reason Scotland isn't considered a part of the 'England' team.


    What was with Ponting dissing all of the Minnow teams? Poor sods will never get a change in the big time if they get bullied by the best Batsman in the world :p


    Lastly: Over the summer I have had the chance to partake in an online 'fantasy league' for the Aussie domestic cricket season which allowed me to choose team members from all teams and create my own team and score points. Anyway my point is, they are doing it for the world cup as well, I have created a private league which you can join so that you compete against me. I am pretty sure it is open to all outside of Australia. (To join my league, PM for the code)

    World Cup Dream Team Main Page!

    You have 6 days before it begins.
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