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Why is there no Cricket World Cup thread?

Do we not care anymore about the chokers these days?

They actually won Australia comprehensively yesterday and made records against Sri Lanka
 
Wait, they won a whole country!? That's awesome! What a prize!

But also, has this started? Didn't even know it was happening.
 
Very under the radar yeah with all the world cups going on this year.

India messed it up as well having for the first time no opening ceremony, and empty stadium for opening match between England and New Zealand.

Maybe they were scared after the France opening ceremony that got messed up so bad.
 
The timing of this cup based around the RWC is kak. But the only fanbase really affected by this is SA. But yea it has been interesting so far, won our last match by over 100 runs
 
Rain saving Proteas from losing against the Netherlands again today 😅
 
England is going to lose twice in one day against us 😂
 
So apparently Bavuma is set to make a comeback in our next clash against Bangladesh tomorrow
 
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we made today's game much more difficult then it should have been because of our top batting order not just doing 1 run at a time to get us over the line
 
this will be our LEGEND. win by 1 point all the time xD why cant we just be good.
 
this will be our LEGEND. win by 1 point all the time xD why cant we just be good.

102 run win vs Sri Lanka
134 run win vs Australia
229 run win vs England
149 run win vs Bangladesh

Dominance batting 1st but clear issues chasing

Confusing Proteas with the Boks? Boks actually won the trophy though, let's see if the Proteas also finally come through
 
102 run win vs Sri Lanka
134 run win vs Australia
229 run win vs England
149 run win vs Bangladesh

Dominance batting 1st but clear issues chasing

Confusing Proteas with the Boks? Boks actually won the trophy though, let's see if the Proteas also finally come through
i was only referring to that 1 wicket game xD
 
and so the choking begins...
 
So this is why there was no thread at the beginning.

The only way we get into the semi is because of the tournament changes in place now.

Looked like we had nothing for India. Very sad indeed. But this happens when there is no Jaques Kallis allowed to even consult. That is where they lost me years ago.
 
So this is why there was no thread at the beginning.

The only way we get into the semi is because of the tournament changes in place now.

Looked like we had nothing for India. Very sad indeed. But this happens when there is no Jaques Kallis allowed to even consult. That is where they lost me years ago.
Well, to be fair, this is the best that I’ve seen them recently, except today off course. They’ve made some really high totals, even done well in chases.

At least they make it to the semi finals or even finals and then they get murdered by India again in the finals.
 
Well, to be fair, this is the best that I’ve seen them recently, except today off course. They’ve made some really high totals, even done well in chases.

At least they make it to the semi finals or even finals and then they get murdered by India again in the finals.
Agree, making over 400 in many of these games are amazing. But we have never made a semi final because of quarters in the past, so we are past that chocking point, but India looked amazing. Not sure if Rassie is sitting in India...
 
Well at least we are world champs in Rugby and sheep shearing...but after that performance I am not so sure about the CWC. The structure of the tournament compared to the RWC seems more fair though imo, every team plays every other team at least once. So we can see India gave us a pak slae, so if we are lucky enough to get through to the semi's we know we need to up our game.
 
Oh I see that checks out, so was it a strategy? Save energy and lower risk of injury for the semi's? Lol or did we just play kak
I don't know. Sill waiting to hear about Lungi, I hope he is OK, we need him
 
India will win the CWC no question. The pitches have been ok so far, but they will ensure they prepare pitches to their preference in the knockouts. Guess it's kinda their right to do so since they are the hosts. We are in the semi's and could maybe reach the final at best, but no one will beat India. The only chance of that is if it is another sub-continent team who is used to the same type of pitches.
 
I get that India at home are a force to be reckoned with.

On their worst day, a home game against them is tough but on Virat's birthday, with the weight of expectation from the country based on the Indian teams performance thus far you're guaranteed they're going to come out fighting.

Our boys have had a pretty good run although not without issue. While the batters have done the work, the bowling has been weak.
We have not been able to clean out the lower order with deadly efficiency and have in a couple of games allowed the tail to wag.
The bowling department has also leaked free runs, giving away up to and over 30 runs a match!

If memory serves, we lost to SA B aka the Dutch by the same amount of extras that we bowled!

Against India, after taking the first two wickets and stemming the run-fest just a wee bit, the loose bowling allowed India to regain momentum and take the game by the horns.

The alarm bells should have been ringing after the match against Pakistan. We came unstuck batting second; almost as if according to script. Some fight from Kesh saved that game.

So, all of this to say is that going against India the boys should have known losing the toss would mean they're going to have to chase down a total. I mean, Rohit couldn't shout out his decision to bat fast enough after that coin hit the ground.

As a unit, they totally failed. It is also unacceptable for a team of this quality, coming off such a run of wins to fail so dramatically. They looked clueless with the ball and mimicked that with the bat.

I flipping hate that it comes down to "choking" but that's what the pundits have been alluding to before the tournament. Rest assured such a display does nothing to change that stigma.

One game left against Pakistan B aka Afghanistan. No use beating them by 200+ runs. The option should be to bat second no matter what and come out with a plan for how to go about a chase.

I wonder if Quinny feels all the pressure is on him to make a start seeing as there's no support from the other end of the pitch? Perhaps we need to bring Reeza back in and let Shamsi go practice bowling inside the lines for a bit?

Not a fair weather supporter here; but getting tired of this pattern of failure when it counts most; not from a country that once scored 438 chasing!
 
wow I dont even like the aussies but that was something from maxwell

we in deep trouble if we play them in semi's
 
What a display of mental fortitude by Maxwell!! Definitely a knock that will be remembered in history.

Gotta feel for the Afghans but the truth is they had their chances and you cannot drop a quality player like Maxwell twice and expect to get away with it.

This is something that SA sorely lacked in the game against India; no fight.
 

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