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View Poll Results: Who will win the 2009 T-20 World Cup ?
Australia 6 6.45%
Bangladesh 0 0%
England 1 1.08%
India 66 70.97%
Ireland 0 0%
New Zealand 5 5.38%
Netherlands 1 1.08%
Pakistan 0 0%
Scotland 0 0%
South Africa 12 12.90%
Sri Lanka 1 1.08%
West Indies 1 1.08%
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Old 10th June 2009, 21:32   #91
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My present guess is Sri Lanka!
But then T20 is such that 1-2 overs can not only make a difference to each match but change the championship itself!
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Old 11th June 2009, 01:20   #92
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Dhoni is so negative these days. He is a complete bore to watch, playing defensive shots might be good in test matches but what the point in 20:20 especially when you only got 30 odd runs to get and are only 1 wicket down.

The Indians in the crowd look bored as well, why not give one of the big hitters a run out and entertain the crowd when victory is already in the bag ?

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Old 11th June 2009, 02:33   #93
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The Indians in the crowd look bored as well, why not give one of the big hitters a run out and entertain the crowd when victory is already in the bag ?
There's no point in that. Why lose wickets for nothing? I felt that Gambhir & Rohit Sharma would have finished the game by themselves, the way they kept going.
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Old 13th June 2009, 00:45   #94
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Watching India Bowling against WI ....... Not even a single yorker in 14 overs ........Hopeless ...
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Old 13th June 2009, 08:14   #95
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What an awesome performance by Dwyane Bravo! WI proved yesterday that they can win matches without Gayle scoring many.
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Old 13th June 2009, 08:53   #96
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India does not deserve to win this T20. They're overconfident and as usual lack consistency.
If they lose there will be crores of rupees saved by the government and the taxpayer (unlike last time!)
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Old 13th June 2009, 09:51   #97
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I dont understand what Dhoni was upto yesterday. He was not able to connect bat with the ball .. Terrible .. I am a big fan of him but this series and IPL has let me down big time .. There was no sense of urgency and one big shot he tried to play and got out ... 3 wickets fell quickly but there was no reason to panic and play a slow innings upto 14 overs. Some serious thinking is definitely required on his part ...

Indian bowling was dissapointing .. Not even a single yorker in 20 overs .. Not many slow balls as well ...It seems some one needs to tell them that its a T20 match ...
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Old 13th June 2009, 09:56   #98
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dhoni's performance was terrible yesterday.guess he was playing test match 11 in 23 balls is too much
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Dhoni seems to be on a suicide mission with his batting. He could not even take singles yesterday. In both the matches, against Bangladesh and West Indies yuvraj has bailed him out in the end. I guess it's time he goes back to batting at No. 7 like before.

Also I could not understand why he is playing 5 bowlers if Yususf Pathan will bowl 4 overs ? Get Irfan out and Kartik/Jadeja in. Also when Bhajji was bowling - singles were being milked from the square leg region - why was a fielder not placed inside the circle instead of on the boundary ?

Baffling - Dhoni has lost his hitting ability and his sparkling captaincy too. The sooner he gets it back, the better it is.
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Old 13th June 2009, 11:34   #100
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Dhoni has looked like he is playing the Test20 worldcup ,for the past few matches. It is time we get our batting order right.

Damn, why do we need to make it hard on ourselves all the time..
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Didnt Dhoni miss the run out of Bravo? If yes , that was quite costly . I think Dhoni shuffled his bowlers too much . Zaheer should have got one more over in the middle. From now on looks quite tough. England then the toughest against SA.
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Also Dhoni missed a run out chance when both the batsmen were at his end. Only if he had collected the ball cleanly and thrown to the bowlers end, Bravo would have been run out and we could have won the match.

But whetever said and done, Bravo batted brilliantly W.I definately deserve to win this one.
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Looks like they will be knocking Dhonis house down again in his hometown. He reminds me a bit of Afridi (in his current state), out of touch with reality and looking as if he is past his best.

He talks all this nonsense about needing someone to come in at 3 and slowing things down...what a joke that is, its 20:20 cricket not a test match. He needs to be getting runs and not playing blocks and going for the odd single. Not only does he slow down the overall run rate but no doubt it also takes away momentum from the other batsman. Once again Yuvraj saved India from further embarassment.

Dhoni has been treating matches in theis WC as test matches from the start. He is not going to change his mentality and if he does not buck up his ideas he should not be playing in the team.
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Old 13th June 2009, 15:47   #104
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With Yuvi and Dhoni at crease, Gayle managed to just give away 7runs in his first 2overs.

Brilliant defensive batting by both of them, India couldn't had lost the match without such brilliance.

I feel Dhoni should watch some clips of his own batting from the past.
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Is it that the captaincy pressures and the pressure to win are weighing him down ?
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