Posts Tagged "world cup 2011"
Now, this is more like it! Pakistan hosting Afghanistan and England hosting Holland – arrangements that look set to bolster claims to get the “world” back into the 2015 World Cup.
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I usually keep myself away from controversies, especially match-fixing in cricket. I leave that to News of the World and other papers who relish printing such items. However, when a former Test captain says there was match-fixing, I stop burying my head in the sand, ala an ostrich, and look up.
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The American historian, Howard Zinn, said something I think apropos to the subject of the All Blacks and the RWC. Zinn said, “I can understand pessimism, but I don’t believe in it. We don’t need certainty, only possibility.” Pessimism and possibility.
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India versus Pakistan. The countdown to another cracker of a match has begun after the former eliminated Australia on Thursday night and the latter did likewise to the West Indies on Wednesday.
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Poor Werner Herzog. The mighty German auteur must have thought that he alone had a handle on any absurdity of the human condition involving someone called Treadwell, but, like so many before him, he has been trumped by cricket.
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Well, it looks like the International Cricket Council is finally getting somewhere. In less than a week, the organisation has not only hinted that there could be a qualification window open to the Associate nations for the 2015 edition of the World Cup in Australia/New Zealand, but it’s also hinted that it could get rid [...]
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Sixteen days into this World Cup, and we know as little as we did when the squads were first announced. Despite the merry-go-round of matches, the prospect of a winner is no clearer, nor are most of the pre-tournament questions. Australia’s all-pace battery dominated against the questionable batting line-ups of New Zealand and Zimbabwe.
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Early during Monday night’s second innings of the Australia-Zimbabwe World Cup clash at Ahmedabad, commentator Ian Chappell made an important point: Australia hadn’t played Zimbabwe in a one-day international level for seven years.
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What had started out looking like a strange tactic, to block out the first 20 overs without getting too many on board, turned into a reasonably well-laid plan as Australia beat Zimbabwe in the fourth World Cup 2011 game. And very comfortably at that.
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The story about Isaac Newton goes like this: After working late in his rooms at Trinty College one night, he fell asleep with the candle still burning. His dog, Diamond, knocked it over, and the flames destroyed four years of work on adjustments to his famous Principia Mathematica.
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