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Since no one is expecting us to do well we will probably atleast reach the finals.It always happens that way.83 ' date='2003,2007 and even 2011.[/quote'] If that was the case we would have won the 75, 79, 92 and 99 World Cups hands down and would have lost the WC 2011 one. In WC 2011 we were the favorites going in along with the SA team.

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First round knockout. I mean it's embarrassing enough to have lost all the Super Eight games since the 2007 success. Might as well not qualify and rest for the champions league.

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Those who say that since we are playing in Sub-Continent and hence India has a good chance are fools. We played the Asia cup recently in Bangladesh and yet failed to make the finals. It doesnot matter where we are playing. Its who turns up on a given day and how much confident and commited the whole team is. This was the reason we won the WC because all 15 players were committed and determined to Win and were seen giving extra effort.

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We hold the premier T20 league in the world that gives 7 weeks of proper exposure to the best of our talent. The Indians (Mumbai or otherwise) shall not only beat other teams but smash them. Defeating teams by 8-10 wickets or 100+ runs shall be normal. What's more' date=' this IPL inspired reign is just starting, Indians shall go from strength to strength because of the amazing reserves.[/quote'] unfortunately we also teach T20 to few players from other countries and later underestimate them

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First round knockout. I mean it's embarrassing enough to have lost all the Super Eight games since the 2007 success. Might as well not qualify and rest for the champions league.
dont worry sir your pakistan will definitely get knocked out in the first round not us:yay:

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For all those haters we won the first edition in foreign condition next two world cups were held straight after ipl players burn out etc did come into the factor how ever if i was the captain i would bat and put up big score.

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lol @ ppl even suggesting Windies doing well in SC' date=' 2 players don' win the cup. [b']India easily in the final cause of SC pitches.
:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: India won't come anywhere near the final. Hell, it would be an achievement if they even manage a win in the super 6s or super 8s - something they haven't managed to do the last two tourneys :haha: As for WI, I don't really know where you got "2 players don't win the cup" thing. They have players like Gayle, Naraine, Bravo bros, Russell, Dwayne Smith and Pollard and all of them are quite decent. India doesn't even have one go-to bowler whereas every team has blokes they can depend on - Pak (Ajmal & Gul), WI (Naraine), SL (Malinga and to an extent Mendis), NZ (Vettori), SA (Steyn & Morkel) etc. We have absolutely nobody to turn to and you can't win a tourney by scoring 200 everytime coz it's not gonna happen.

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AVI bet. Come at me bro. India reach final you use AVI of my choice' date=' out before final I use your choice (within rules).[/quote'] :nice:

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Will be very lucky to reach the semis. More than anything, the ego tussle in the team will sink us like it did in the 2009 t20 WC. Also, I see no point in MSD continuing to lead our t20 side any longer. Under him, we failed to go past the 1st round in the last two events. Surely that calls for a change of leader. In fact, except us, most teams will have a new skipper for this event , . England - Collingwood out, Broad in South Africa- Smith out, ABDV in Pakistan- Afridi out, Hafeez in Australia - Clrake out, Watson/Warner/White in Sri Lanka - Sanga out, Mahela in West Indies- Gayel out, Sammy in NZ- Vettori out, Taylor in BD- Shakib out, Mushfiqur in Dhoni is perhaps the only captain in the history to have survived two first round exits in a multi team event (and not to forget two 4-0 test whitewashes).
Shows the power of Mahi :giggle:

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Will be very lucky to reach the semis. More than anything, the ego tussle in the team will sink us like it did in the 2009 t20 WC. Also, I see no point in MSD continuing to lead our t20 side any longer. Under him, we failed to go past the 1st round in the last two events. Surely that calls for a change of leader. In fact, except us, most teams will have a new skipper for this event , . England - Collingwood out, Broad in South Africa- Smith out, ABDV in Pakistan- Afridi out, Hafeez in Australia - Clrake out, Watson/Warner/White in Sri Lanka - Sanga out, Mahela in West Indies- Gayel out, Sammy in NZ- Vettori out, Taylor in BD- Shakib out, Mushfiqur in Dhoni is perhaps the only captain in the history to have survived two first round exits in a multi team event (and not to forget two 4-0 test whitewashes).
:hysterical: Good point, Dhoni is going to be a babuji, a veteran of 4 World T20s! surely he should see the common sense of letting someone younger, untried take the lead. I mean what glory is t20 going to bring?

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If that was the case we would have won the 75' date=' 79, 92 and 99 World Cups hands down and would have lost the WC 2011 one. In WC 2011 we were the favorites going in along with the SA team.[/quote'] After the league game against SA almost every were predicting we wont go far apparently since we had the worst bowling and fielding unit in the world during 2011.

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After the league game against SA almost every were predicting we wont go far apparently since we had the worst bowling and fielding unit in the world during 2011.
no one said that... except for Pakistan there are no team which is looked good during leaugue phases..even they are thrashed by NZ...add to that SA also struggled...

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:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: India won't come anywhere near the final. Hell, it would be an achievement if they even manage a win in the super 6s or super 8s - something they haven't managed to do the last two tourneys :haha: As for WI, I don't really know where you got "2 players don't win the cup" thing. They have players like Gayle, Naraine, Bravo bros, Russell, Dwayne Smith and Pollard and all of them are quite decent. India doesn't even have one go-to bowler whereas every team has blokes they can depend on - Pak (Ajmal & Gul), WI (Naraine), SL (Malinga and to an extent Mendis), NZ (Vettori), SA (Steyn & Morkel) etc. We have absolutely nobody to turn to and you can't win a tourney by scoring 200 everytime coz it's not gonna happen.
+1 for both para`s.. pakistan(bco of their spin attack, heck they can even defend 130 in such conditions) srilanka (at home they will always find a way to beat non sc teams) windies (they have a serious batting line up nd tell u what most of these batsmen are decent players of spin and clobber them out of stadium+narine) england (yes u have heard it right, they have a very good bowling line up,they will beat india in gs nd then go in an easy super 8 group) these are my favorite teams to go to semis, but tell u what if on a couple of matches our batting line up goes mad and they play the right pacers like aaron,zak,yadav, india will reach the semis ,replacing one of the above team, hopefully pak

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The only positive for Indian team is ..True cricket fans do not expect much from them. But just before the tournament starts, I wouldn't be surprised if the Media starts going viral and creates false expectations among the general public, just for the sake of viewership.

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The only positive for Indian team is ..True cricket fans do not expect much from them. But just before the tournament starts, I wouldn't be surprised if the Media starts going viral and creates false expectations among the general public, just for the sake of viewership.
who are these true cricket fans ?

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l 2 players don' win the cup.
Gayle : Big innings player, consistent at it. Smith, Pollard, Sammy, Russel : A support from any of these guys are enough to put up a huge target. Narine : This guy is a big win for the Windies.
lol @ ppl even suggesting Windies doing well in SC.
They have done pretty well in the recent past, and with all the IPL in the SC, they will do good. But Saffers and Windies choke in the knock outs.

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After the league game against SA almost every were predicting we wont go far apparently since we had the worst bowling and fielding unit in the world during 2011.
I don't really know who was predicting that. If anything, after that series where we lost a closely contested series 3-2 without some of our key players, India were considered hot favorites. In fact India were the favorites even on betting sites along with SA to win the tourney.

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Indian fans who celebrated in streets or those assembled in mumbai streets when Indian team after we won the T20 World cup didnt think like that.
Again there is no such thing as T20 World Cup regardless of what people think on the streets.

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Read CT's signature. :--D
thanks man, sure i get the link. I have lost interest in this forum, it appears too restrictive too many bosses around. You guys have fun.. good bye folks, it was fun while it lasted. rock on sukas .. :two_thumbs_up:

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I don't really know who was predicting that. If anything' date=' after that series where we lost a closely contested series 3-2 without some of our key players, India were considered hot favorites. In fact India were the favorites even on betting sites along with SA to win the tourney.[/quote'] I was referring to the world cup match against SA though.

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Indian fans who celebrated in streets or those assembled in mumbai streets when Indian team after we won the T20 World cup didnt think like that.
:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: People did the same when Wadekar returned from Ingerland. So that is also a World Cup. Let's start naming series based on dancers on the street.

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:hysterical::hysterical::hysterical::hysterical: People did the same when Wadekar returned from Ingerland. So that is also a World Cup. Let's start naming series based on dancers on the street.
Don't want to harp about the semantics, but.... Isn't the team that wins the T 20 (world) cup titled as the World T 20 champions? If they are titled world champions, why can't this be considered a 'world cup'? Granted that it is not as prestigious or competitive as the ODI WC, but it still is a WC.

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India is winning this, if we take this competition seriously enough and send our best team that is. :isalute: From what I gather, this is a minnow tournament. For minnow teams, this is the most important tournament of the year where they get to play against others whose main job is to play cricket professionally and some get some autographs to cherish with their families. Top teams naturally consider this competition as a waste of time and generally decide to give some playing time to their bench/untested players. This September, at the world T 20, I understand that India will be playing a few friendlies with the following minnows: Afghanistan Ireland Zimbabwe Pakistan

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I fail to see why Sehwag & Zaheer should be included in the T20 team. They have no done much for India T20...& also didnt have the best of IPL season. Both are slow in the field...keep them out of the team. Heck...the selectors should try the template they adopted when they selected the team for the 1st T20 WC which India won.

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I was referring to the world cup match against SA though.
Even in that game we lost it rather than SA winning it. India were 267/1 in 40 overs before they imploded spectacularly to lose 9 wkts for 29 runs. That performance was one of those things which happens once in a blue moon and not something that will happen with monotonous regularity. If anything it showed if India hadn't shot themselves in the foot by trying to go for a total in excess of 360-370 and had simply played normally they would have won the game easily. In fact SA had plenty of questions after the game as their bowling attack was one-dimensional on sub-continental tracks with Morkel & Steyn utterly ineffective before the implosion at the end - more due to batsmen going for quick runs than anything else. Even after the game India was a huge favorite to win the tourney along with SA and nothing much changed on that front.

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thanks man, sure i get the link. I have lost interest in this forum, it appears too restrictive too many bosses around. You guys have fun.. good bye folks, it was fun while it lasted. rock on sukas .. :two_thumbs_up:
dude ur leaving at wrong time be a nice lungi and stay till start of matches u will see real icf then :--D

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