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ICC Cricket World Cup - England 2019

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  1. waz

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    Lol!
     
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    You are way too optimistic, buddy.

    NZ is a quality side since 2013, and reached final in the previous WCC in 2015.

    Watch out for the Trent Boult - Lockie Ferguson - Mitchell Santner TRIO. Other bowlers can deliver as well.

    Watch out for Kane Williamson - Ross Taylor - Martin Guptill TRIO. In fact, NZ have capable batsmen all the way up to 8th player.

    This match will be really interesting if the pitch favors bowling tricks.
     
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    The eerie similarities between 1992 and 2019 for Pakistan

    No doubt you've come across the memes and WhatsApp forwards, or had discussions with friends. The inescapable conclusion is that for Pakistan, the 2019 World Cup is going the exact same way as the 1992 tournament.

    Which means, of course, that Pakistan will do exactly what they did in 1992 and win the World Cup.

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    The similarities begin, credibly, with the format

    In 1992, the tournament had nine teams, with everyone playing against everyone else and the top four progressing to the semi-finals.

    In 2019, the tournament has 10 teams, and everyone plays everyone else and the top four progress to the semi-finals.

    Even the playing conditions

    In 1992, the administrators decided to use two new white balls per innings, one at each end.
    In 2019, the teams are also playing with two new white balls per innings, one at each end.

    Then, the most credible and compelling similarities - Pakistan's sequence of results:

    In 1992, Pakistan's sequence for the first six games read: Lost, won, washout, lost, lost, won. In 2019, Pakistan's sequence for the first six games read: Lost, won, washout, lost, lost, won.

    In 1992, Pakistan lost their opening game to West Indies. In 2019, Pakistan lost their opening game to West Indies.

    That sequence will be tested firmly at Edgbaston on Wednesday when Pakistan take on New Zealand

    In 1992, when Pakistan took on Martin Crowe's side, the co-hosts were unbeaten. Pakistan eased home by seven wickets in Christchurch and sealed their entry into the semi-finals.

    In 2019, Pakistan take on an unbeaten New Zealand again. This time though, a win doesn't guarantee them a place in the last four, though considerably increases their chances. Also, a worrying sign for Pakistan fans: the 1992 game was the tournament's 34th match. Edgbaston will be this tournament's 33rd.

    Around now, the theory starts stretching

    In 1992, Pakistan had Inzamam-ul-Haq, one of their breakout stars.
    In 2019, Pakistan have his nephew Imam-ul-Haq.

    In 1992, a Pakistani left-hand batsman named Sohail (Aamir) was the Man of the Match in their sixth game.
    In 2019, a Pakistani left-hand batsman named Sohail (Haris) was Man of the Match in their sixth game.

    In 1992, India and then Australia had won the previous two World Cups.
    In 2019, India and then Australia have won the previous two World Cups.

    And finally, the theory goes bonkers

    In 1992, Asif Ali Zardari, a former president of Pakistan and husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, was in jail.
    In 2019, Asif Ali Zardari again is in jail.

    In 1992, Aladdin was released as an animated musical film.
    In 2019, an Aladdin reboot was released.

    Before you get too carried away though, the 2019 Pakistan team is not going there. Not 1992 in any case, as Azhar Mahmood pointed out:

    "If you see the 1992 World Cup and this one, there are a few similarities. But we're not thinking like that. If you look at the 1999 World Cup, the situation that we are in, Australia was in that situation. If they lost any games, they would've been out. We are in that situation. But for us, every match is a final, that is how we are looking at it. We know that if we perform poorly anywhere, we could be out."

    So remember: it's Australia 1999, not Pakistan 1992, that Pakistan 2019 must emulate to win this.

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    NZ won the toss and chose to bat.
     
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    They just beat NZ (game 7)...and very nearly by the same margin too!

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    @waz @LeGenD @WAJsal @Proudpakistaniguy @terry5
     
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    @Nilgiri

    Indeed, this match had the vibes of being unpredictable due to condition of the pitch and NZ decided to take the risk by batting first (bad decision).

    Anyways, PAK have the right mix since its match with SA and I expect it to defeat both AFG and BAN in the upcoming matches, and approach 11 points.

    ENG is up against IND and NZ in its next matches, and can loose to either.

    A semi finals of following is looking possible now:

    AUS
    IND
    NZ
    PAK

    :-)
     
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    underestimating Bangladesh they are Spoilers
     
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    Aus and Pak defeated New Zealand 7 times in WC which is most win by any team ..Sri lanka defeated them 6 times and no others team has defeated them more than thrice in world cup
     
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    Pakistan beat New Zealand 1992 with five balls to spare

    Same as today

    Sohail man of the match game 6 1992
    Sohail man of the match game 6 2019

    But ....

    Pakistan beat unbeaten New Zealand with 7 wickets to spare 1992

    If only sohail never got run out today for nothing .

    Lol
     
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    Babar finally getting there and chasing it in difficult conditions was so satisfying to watch. He has the talent, needs backup from imam and fakhar.
     
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    BD505300-47C8-4768-8624-4A20FB38FD77.jpeg I will support our neighbors against east India company :victory:lol

     
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    The day the neighbors realize that language is the true binder it will already be too late for both of them.
     
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    Special Accolade for Shaheen Afridi , for tremendous quality bowling
    Lot of Dot balls, 3 Wickets and lot of confidence

    I wish we also see a bit of Husnain , who has a 150km/hr delivery considering the pitches are bowling friendly would be fantastic to play with 5 PACERS