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Neel

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Massive cricket and Rugby Union fan. Aussie and New Zealand cricket teams, All Blacks, NZ Warriors, Kiwis, Crusaders, Hurricanes. Chiefs, Blues and Highlanders. Casual follower of other sports. Aspiring journalist and looking to contribute more to this sports forum.

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He’s a special talent.

Richie Mo'unga's bonkers cross kick try assist

Too good.

Ponga shows off some superb athleticism with scorching first half brace

Pretty fair comment Paul.

Eighth time’s the charm?

South Africa at ICC tournaments is a strange story. They are nearly always either favourites or contenders for the Cup.They always have the talent but they just fail to deliver when it matters the most. Unfortunate team.

Eighth time’s the charm?

True words from Bennett.

Wayne Bennett's stunning advice for NSW over out-of-form Penrith pair

True about that title. If the pitch provides an even contest, then the games tend to be more memorable.

Uber-flat English pitches would mar World Cup

Of course it could have been handled better.

Castle admits Folau saga could have been handled better

Hahahahaha. Funny.

Darius Boyd ends electric first half with the worst field goal attempt you'll see all year

So far, so good for the Warriors with Nikorima. Next week will be an interesting clash between the Broncos and Warriors.

The Warriors are loving Kodi Nikorima and the Broncos are better off without him. Go figure!

100% right about Shakib Al Hasan, Scott. Bangladesh are a totally different team with Shakib in their team.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: Bangladesh

Mate just one correction. England played New Zealand at the Cake Tin, a.k.a., Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

Why I won't be watching the World Cup

100% true.

Matt Renshaw's stumps get destroyed in truly brutal castling

The top 3, Bumrah, Shami, Pandya and the two spinners, Chahal and Yadav will hold the keys for India. Especially the spinners. The twenty overs bowled by those two will dictate whether India wins or does not win the World Cup.

A SWOT analysis of India's World Cup mission

Yeah, I know Paul. They got knocked out of the group stages last World Cup by Bangladesh. Choked really bad in the 1987 World Cup final. Got beaten badly at home in the 1999 World Cup and in the 2003 World Cup got knocked out at the group stages. They lost twice to Bangladesh and once to Ireland in the last 3 World Cups and were fairly disappointing in both the editions. They haven’t done well in a World Cup since the 1992 World Cup final.

Is NZ's World Cup success a myth?

Hi Isaac. Interesting piece. What do you reckon of the Pacific Islanders concept that was tried in 2005-06? I reckon they should try it again.

Rugby needs globalism, not traditionalism, to reach its potential

Oh dear.

Nick Kyrgios disqualified after the mother of all dummy spits

I don’t know about the Jaguares. I reckon they will make it to the quarters.

The home straight: Ranking every Super Rugby team's chances

We all do.

Hunt wishes Folau saga never happened

Bowled him. Too good.

First ball faced in three years immediately reminds batsman why he stopped playing

Not as bad as Harmison in 06-07 Ashes.

Pom's first ball of the season makes John Howard look like Glenn McGrath

It’s weird but funny at the same time.

Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant feature in cringeworthy commercial

Good article with a thought-provoking title. 7-times finalists which is a record and only reaching the final once. Not many have backed NZ to win the World Cup over the years. Perhaps the only times NZ had a real chance of winning the World Cup were the 1992 World Cup and the last one. Both of them were played at home and Australia. They have proven to be a thorn in South Africa’s World Cup campaigns beating them the last 4 times we have met at a World Cup. Overall, the sentence you wrote mentioning the Blackcaps punching above their weight sums up the Blackcaps at World Cups. They do better than everyone expects them to do. This time around they are outside contenders behind England and India. If they get in a run at the right time, we’ll they might just surprise everyone again, maybe this time with a World Cup victory.

Is NZ's World Cup success a myth?

Weren’t there better options than her? I don’t think she did a great job at the Bulldogs either.

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

Definitely a NZ great. His captaincy in the last 3 years of his career helped elevate NZ from being one of the worst teams in world cricket to one of the stronger teams in world cricket today. He was vital to our World Cup campaign but unfortunately didn’t stick around long enough in the final. A NZ great for sure. One of the best T20 batsman of all time and that opening IPL match knock in 2008 will always be associated with the IPL for a very long time.

Farewell to the Black Caps' great maverick

India’s greatest player along with Sachin. Changed Indian cricket forever with that World Cup win in 1983. India could have made the final in 1987 as well but England were just too good. Kapil’s knock to save India against Zimbabwe at the World Cup was brilliant. Great all-rounder indeed.

Kapil Dev, a rare gem in an era of all-rounders