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Who will win the WTC?

Who will win the WTC?  

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  1. 1. Who will win the WTC?

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3 things that jump out at me the most from the past 2 test matches and our own performances over the course of the wtc which are points of concern :

1) We are notoriously slow starters in every away tour and a 2 test series might have helped us big time considering that the wtc final is just a 1 game, 6 day affair.

2) Nzl's slip catching is on a different level to ours where they seem to have literally caught everything. In sharp counter point to us where our capn wrogn is a part of the problem as regards how unsafe our slip catching is.

3) every one of their tail looks like they can contribute properly with the bat as opposed to ours where they are either good for only troll slogging or are Chris martin level bunnies. this hopefully won't make much of a difference.

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After monitoring the weather reports for the past week, I've given up trying to think about this match.  More than 70% chance of rain at some point every day starting Thursday.  I was hoping for atypical English conditions, but it's not happening.  The real winner is going to be Kaale Megha.


My prediction:

Friday - after Thursday night rain, late start.  Everybody comes out in sweaters and holding umbrellas.  There is a wind blowing across the pitch.  Light touch of grass (like 4 or 5" only) on the pitch.  VK wins toss (yay, finally!).  Chooses to bat (WTF!!) - we back ourselves and all that.  We've picked 2 spinners and no Thakur because we think the ball will turn on session 3, day 5.  By tea time, we are 98/7.  Rearguard action by Ishant and Siraj elevates us to 103 a.o.


Saturday - surprise sunshine!  Pitch is dry-ish.  We bowl our hearts out.  NZ 228/7 before rain hits.


Sunday - rained out.  No one gets to watch cricket on the holiday!!  Awesome advertisement for cricket in England during the summer - the biggest event in cricket is being rained out.


Monday - We clean up NZ's tail after they score 30 more runs.  258 a.o.  Gill settles in and the batting starts to look decent.  59/2.  Rain.  Cloudy rest of the day.  Play called off.


Tuesday - late start due to wet pitch.  Andersonesque clouds.  Ball is jagging around.  We are all praying for rain.  Climax TBD.  




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