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Fellas , let's temper our expectation for this WC

Courtesy 2019-05-14 17:33:58 

The England batting is scary.

In fact, I have zero expectation of us doing well.

Jumpstart 2019-05-14 17:38:26 

In reply to Courtesy

in home conditions and on lifeless pitches yes

InHindsight 2019-05-14 17:41:50 

In reply to Courtesy

It's the same scary lot that played in the Caribbean. Ok ok I temper my expectations.


Courtesy 2019-05-14 17:42:36 

In reply to Jumpstart

Every short ball disappears.

Courtesy 2019-05-14 17:43:20 

In reply to InHindsight

Good pitches mate...good pitches.

Jumpstart 2019-05-14 17:46:20 

In reply to Courtesy
Maybe .....but certainly not sporting. We saw how they struggled badly in St Lucia and under lights in barbados. In fact they would have lost the first match if 5 catches weren't dropped.

InHindsight 2019-05-14 17:48:12 

In reply to Courtesy

Thank goodness for Gayle, Lewis, and Russell. Hetty ain't far behind.

Hope bats through.

Courtesy 2019-05-14 17:53:29 

In reply to InHindsight

Hope bats through.

I suppose so. But if we are facing a huge total Hope just cannot bat through.

But yes, we have the artillery...the problem is how often it will fire and if they fire, can our bowlers contain?

Courtesy 2019-05-14 17:55:51 

Finally Roy goes for 76.

InHindsight 2019-05-14 17:58:15 

In reply to Courtesy

...the problem is how often it will fire.

Um Gayle showing some consistency in his twlight.

I'm concerned for Lewis and Hetty.

InHindsight 2019-05-14 18:00:37 

In reply to Courtesy

So you have to bowl wide of off to Bairstow?!

Courtesy 2019-05-14 18:11:03 

In reply to InHindsight

and full as the umpire permits.

Our bowlers have not been able to execute this against Bangladesh.

big grin

sgtdjones 2019-05-14 18:16:14 

In reply to Courtesy

My call

we may end up being in 6th place.


InHindsight 2019-05-14 18:23:42 

In reply to Courtesy

and full as the umpire permits


Our bowlers have not been able to execute this against Bangladesh

I will not put it on our bowlers. Consider the slow low batting racks in Ireland.

We are not giving Bangladesh the respect they deserve. It's the our batting that hasn't challenged the Banglas, so bowlers have not been able to put them under pressure.

Courtesy 2019-05-14 18:28:03 

In reply to sgtdjones

Sixth place in the preliminary round will be an excellent result.

natty_forever 2019-05-14 19:20:59 

Team Betting Rates & Odds
England 2/1
India 3/1
Australia 5/1
South Africa 13/2
New Zealand 8/1
Pakistan 9/1
Sri Lanka 16/1
West Indies 25/1
Bangladesh 66/1
Afghanistan 66/1

Discourse 2019-05-14 19:21:44 

England 280/3 * (35/ov)

Wow, and Butler not there

natty_forever 2019-05-14 19:21:56 

I will be putting a thousand dollars on my Team.

natty_forever 2019-05-14 19:22:42 

In reply to Discourse … we made record open stand and Gayle wasn't there.

big grin

Discourse 2019-05-14 19:23:17 

In reply to natty_forever


tops 2019-05-14 20:36:11 

In reply to Courtesy
I don't XPect WI to win any matches throughout the entire WC...Don't know how I can temper that. sad

RemainsUnknown 2019-05-14 20:44:19 

In reply to Courtesy

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358/9 after 50.
Pakistan winning dis one

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

tops 2019-05-14 20:47:36 

In reply to RemainsUnknown
lol lol Man, seriously...The way that pitch was playing I knew 358 was not enough for this English batting... big grin

Courtesy 2019-05-14 20:48:18 

In reply to RemainsUnknown

lol lol lol

With this kid emotionalism trumps everything.

Discourse 2019-05-14 20:49:46 

In reply to RemainsUnknown

lol lol lol lol

BeatDball 2019-05-14 21:53:54 

In reply to Courtesy WI & the Paks are unpredictable...suh watch it!


hotarobin 2019-05-14 22:34:33 

I wonder who will open our batting....Hope like to rotate the strike, Gayle doesn't...both are valuable in their own do we fix that?

natty_forever 2019-05-15 12:06:55 

In reply to hotarobin … Gayle try to run a bit more, Hope try to run a bit less.


Discourse 2019-05-15 13:46:19 

In reply to hotarobin

Why can't Gayle (and Russel) come in the last 20-25 overs???
Truth is , I would like to see Gayle & Russel at the crease together.

Hope & Lewis to open

InHindsight 2019-05-15 13:49:17 

In reply to Discourse


Yo haven't gone coo coo have you big grin

Discourse 2019-05-15 13:49:56 

In reply to InHindsight


Just a thought

natty_forever 2019-05-15 14:16:01 

In reply to InHindsight

Yo haven't gone coo coo have you
not to me.

natty_forever 2019-05-15 14:16:12 

In reply to Discourse not a bad thought.

jcveletta 2019-05-16 02:42:38 

In reply to Courtesy

we don't have bowling.

hotarobin 2019-05-16 11:15:08 

In reply to jcveletta

....but we are not much worse than the other teams.

PAK and England are also making similar scores in their ODI series. I don't believe any team has been bowled out in either tournament.

So it would seem, based on these results, that the West Indies has to be prepared to score 370 - 400 on average each game to be competitive.

InHindsight 2019-05-16 11:42:52 

In reply to natty_forever and Discourse


Imagine Gayle who batted his entire career as opener and at his swansong you throw something totally new at him ,at a critical time thereby losing all he gives by opening.

Russell could come at the death buy not too late.

natty_forever 2019-05-16 11:56:11 

In reply to InHindsight … that would be so if he was a Rookie. Russell bats as the situation dictates.

Discourse 2019-05-16 13:20:01 

In reply to InHindsight

CHG is a professional and yes Natty, he sure ain't no rookie.

Courtesy 2019-05-16 16:54:16 

I hope our bowlers learnt a thing or two since the last World Cup.

Kay 2019-05-16 17:42:15 

In reply to InHindsight

Thank goodness for Gayle, Lewis, and Russell. Hetty ain't far behind.

Hetty not far behind and you got Lewis in the top 3?


Lewis averages 32 after 35 matches with a SR of 82 - 2 x 100's 3 x 50's
Hetty averages 40 after 25 matches with a SR of 110 - 4 x 100's 2 x 50's

openning 2019-05-16 18:29:18 

looking at the all-round stats in the tournament, the batting against Bang was the problem, our bowlers had an economy. rate of less than 6 rpo.
Best economy rates

Most Runs
Highest strike rates
Highest averages

hotarobin 2019-05-18 11:26:14 

I was not expecting the West Indies to beat Bangladesh nor am I expecting them to make it out of the group stage in this WC. We have been a woeful ODI team for the last 20 years....

Courtesy 2019-05-22 19:38:43 

Fellas, this is just a gentle reminder as the WC gets nearer.

Btw, whappen today?

I hope our fellas are picking at the right time.

Picking up bowlers and sending them over de boundary.

lol lol lol

mikesiva 2019-05-22 20:58:08 

In reply to tops

I have low expectations, but not as low as that.