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"We have found out more information about them [Afghanistan] lately. We have played against them, which helped in that regard. They might know enough about us but Shakib [Al Hasan], Mashrafe [Mortaza] and Tamim [iqbal] didn't play the Asia Cup match against them. They must have seen these players on TV, but it is a different ball-game when they play against them."
Bangladesh should take a leaf out of Afghan's book on how humble they were. This is sheer arrogance.

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So coming up is another ICC event and how can I forget my Irish roots :sad: badly missed the time cheered for the lads. Let's go for the glory Ireland! You can do it :cheer: OT0yoo9B2Bc :proud:

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So coming up is another ICC event and how can I forget my Irish roots :sad: badly missed the time cheered for the lads. Let's go for the glory Ireland! You can do it :cheer: OT0yoo9B2Bc :proud:
Please root for Bangladesh Athar is heartbroken after the one day series and the Asia Cup My Word he needs your support :nice:

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Despite popularity, World T20 is yet to match the ODI World Cup http://www.hindustantimes.com/sports-news/cricketnews/despite-the-being-popular-world-t20-is-yet-to-match-the-odi-world-cup/article1-1192695.aspx Based purely on the level of excitement, there is a good chance one would remember the 50-over World Cup more than the World Twenty20 in recent years. The cavalier way in which MS Dhoni sealed the 2011 World Cup, with a humongous six, or how Adam Gilchrist flat-batted Sri Lanka with a squash ball in his gloves for better grip in 2007 are some of those marquee moments in 50-over cricket. In its initial years, T20 cricket couldn’t have had a better pin-up moment than the India-Pakistan final in the inaugural World T20 in 2007. That was however before Indian Premier League or Big Bash happened. Mention the 2012 World Twenty20 final and chances are one would remember Chris Gayle’s Gangnam dance first. It would really be an effort for a neutral fan to recall how the final panned out at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo that night. HEMMED IN Another World Twenty20 is around the corner. Bookended by the Asia Cup and the IPL however, the tournament is struggling for attention. This brings us to the question whether the World T20, held every two years, has been able to garner as much attention as the 50-over version, or has it been dwarfed by the cash rich leagues? “They are different formats, so you can’t really compare them,†said former India batsman Praveen Amre. “And you also have to take into consideration that teams play very few T20 Internationals outside of the World Twenty20. If you see the international calendar, there is hardly any space for T20Is.†Considering that India is the most important stake holder in world cricket, its share in the T20 Internationals is measly. In nearly 10 years since Australia played the first T20I against New Zealand, India have participated in just 46 of the 360 matches played. Take away their 22 World T20 matches and it means MS Dhoni and Co has featured in only 24 bilateral matches. Compare that with India’s share of the One-day International pie and we get a completely different picture. Among the Test nations, India have played the highest number of ODIs, but are just above Zimbabwe and Bangladesh when it comes to T20Is. “As far as India is concerned, the focus seems to be on playing more Tests right now, ODIs too will be there,†said Amre. “But we already have the IPL where the best international players play a very high standard of cricket. Where is the time to play more T20Is separately? Plus, so many Indian domestic players get a chance in the IPL that can’t be provided by T20 internationals.†BILATERAL FIXTURES Anoop Abraham, former sports management course co-ordinator at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong looks at it from the monetary point of view. “Since cricket is such a huge money-spinner in India, I don’t see any reason why they should play the odd T20 matches when they have an entire window for the IPL,†he said. “Pakistan might not have players in the IPL but they follow it nevertheless. Add Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to it and you have an unthinkable amount of revenue pouring in for almost two months.†An established pecking order too is partly responsible for T20 internationals remaining stuck at half-bloom. When tour committees chalk out big itineraries, the first preference is for Tests, followed by ODIs. Only the rare whistle-stop tours that don’t include Tests allow for more T20Is to be squeezed in. The official broadcasters though are happy with the present build-up to the Bangladesh tournament and feel it is unfair to compare it with the 50-over version. “We’ve received very positive response from trade as well as advertisers who fully realise the significance of the event and its traction amongst fans in India,†Nitin Kukreja, Head of Sports Business, Star India, told HT. Despite the assertion, it remains to be seen how much of the World T20 stays in memory by the time IPL takes off.

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It would be the 5th T20 Tournament in less than 7 years so how is the hype expected to be same as that of a 50-50 tourney ?
+1 make it every four years but have 2-3 t20s on every bilateral tour

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Australia will cruise through this trophy without breaking a sweat.. Warner' date=' Watson, Faulkner, Maxwell, Hodge, Mitch - each can win the match on his own.[/quote'] yeh t20 hai boss. Yahan kuch bhi ho sakta hain. 1over me khel badlega :cantstop:

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http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-t20/content/story/726839.html shakib saves us again! yay "Shakib said that there is no taking any team lightly in T20 cricket, irrespective of where they are ranked. "Nepal is a big team to us. We are a big team to Pakistan, India and Australia. An over or a ball can change a T20 game. On paper there can be a favorite but on the day, I don't think there is any favorite. "We should fear everyone because we don't know much about Nepal and Hong Kong. Say we score 160 but someone from the other side scores a hundred. Scotland have done that to us in the past. We have to be careful in all the games. It is hard to recover from a mistake in a T20."

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Afghanistan might beat india in the world cup 2015. We are in the same group with them, aren't we?

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Hope uv is still eager to turn it around. He can do some real damage if he is in some good head space.

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out of curiosity, if these morons don't make it to round 2 (the main event) will the profit from the tournament take a nose dive? It would make sense to me that the home crowd won't want to see a match like Ireland vs WI for example in big numbers.

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out of curiosity' date=' if these morons don't make it to round 2 (the main event) will the profit from the tournament take a nose dive? It would make sense to me that the home crowd won't want to see a match like Ireland vs WI for example in big numbers.[/quote'] they mke it or not, it'll be the same as the last tournament in sri lanka. Home team matches gets lots of crowds and others dont. now I sincerely hope big matches gets crowds.

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I think if they really want t20 cricket to catch on they should try and get it into the Olympics. That way the international calender would make more sense, every year their would be a big tournament, champions trophy, t20 world cup, ODI world cup, Olympic t20, but it won't happen because all the boards want a cut out of the profit like they get off of the ICC tournaments.

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who do they have too many world 20ss...to please teams who cannot win WCs? what stupidity
easy tournament to set up and probably is a cash cow for the ICC and all the countries participating in the tournaments. Has nothing to do with pleasing weaker ODI team IMO.

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if you did not understand you never will :hysterical::hysterical: were you in this website when the pak bangla final final over was bein bowled in the last asia cup.
Nope... It was early morning for me then... But I guess I understood...:giggle: poor allah what can he do? :((

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Dhawan better off after South Africa 'setback'

Shikhar Dhawan in South Africa: four Test innings, 76 runs, a highest of 29. Dhawan in New Zealand: four innings, 215 runs, a century that nearly won India a lost match and a 98 that put them in a winning position. Dhawan believes the two performances are related to each other. The "setback" in South Africa, he has told ESPNcricinfo, made him introspect and work further on his batting, which bore results in New Zealand. "From South Africa, when I didn't score that much, I analysed my game that as a batsman, or as an opener, what shots I have to play at the start or what shots I shouldn't play," Dhawan said. "Every pitch is different. We were playing in India a lot that time [just before going to South Africa]. Then when I went there, it was a setback. I wouldn't say a failure, but the setback helped me a lot to become a more mature player. "Then I realised, 'Okay on these kinds of tracks I need to play these kind of shots. And I have to leave bouncers [alone] at the start because the bounce is different, and it is hard to keep the ball down.' That's what I did and brought those things into my practice. When I went to New Zealand that practice became my instinct, and that's how I scored big runs there." It has now been a year since Dhawan's comeback into the Indian team resulted in a sensational debut-Test century. A late bloomer, the 28-year-old Dhawan has scored seven international centuries in this period. Only his friend and now team-mate Virat Kohli has scored more hundreds over the last 12 months. Time has simply flown for Dhawan. "One year is over already," Dhawan said. "It went so quickly. Good time always flies really fast. I celebrated on my own, the first anniversary with the Indian team. It's a great feeling. We won so many series, and of course we saw a bit of down time too. But that's how it is. You see ups and downs both. It is a beautiful journey. I am happy that I have been contributing to my side. I want to keep doing that, I want to keep improving as a batsman, and keep winning matches and series for my side. "I had a bit of a lean patch too. That lean patch made me stronger, and made me realise the areas I had to improve on. Made me a more mature player. That's the best thing. It is a beautiful thing that I scored a lot of centuries and half-centuries. That's every batsman's dream: to score a lot of centuries and become the main man for the team." Dhawan had to wait in the wings because two other Delhi batsmen formed one of India's most prolific opening partnerships of all time. He is philosophical about that phase, and also knows there can be no room for complacency. "I scored seven centuries in domestic cricket when I came to the Test side," Dhawan said. "I always believed it is a race that never ends. When Gautam bhai [Gambhir] and Viru bhai [sehwag] were playing, I was playing in Ranji. I always used to believe this race never ends. I should just keep performing well, and then my time will come. Then god blessed me with [a place in the] Indian team. I just focus on my game, whatever is in my hand - my hard work, my dedication, my commitment to my team - that's all I do. And keep learning day by day." Not just at the top of the order, there has been a change of the batting guard through the whole Indian batting line-up. Dhawan is pleased with how the transition has gone ahead. "Every individual takes that responsibility," Dhawan said. "To be the main man. To take the responsibility to win the match for the team. We are youngsters, we are still learning a lot of cricket. "It doesn't happen overnight. You have to spend time out there and play a lot of matches to get experience. We have been doing well as a young unit. We won a lot of series, we lost a few too, but I personally feel we are doing really well. Out of these young players, there are going to be lots of future legends."
http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/story/726799.html HACK Period.

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