According to you which team will win the cricket "WORLD CUP"?
Yes India can win.
It has a decent run in WC
No it doesnt really happen everytime. In 1979 we were almost through to semis. In 1983 we won the cup. In 1987 we were in the semis. In 1996 we were in semis (because of indian crowd, match given to Sri Lankans). In 1999 we beat Pakistan (who earlier beat Australia). Then in 2003 we reached the finals.
Australia, West Indies, South Africa and India are strong contenders.
Factors helping India -
The best indian team going for the World Cup after the 1983 Presidential Cup. India has found good openers in Ganguly and Uthappa, with Sehwag in there too. Yuvraj, Dravid, Dhoni and Tendulkar steady the middle order to form one of the best middle order batting. Lower middle order of Kumble, Harbhajan, Zaheer can hit a few runs too.
As on bowling - Zaheer and Sreesanth/Munaf Patel will be opening and are not as bad. Kumble, Harbhajan and Sachin - Sehwag can bowl many spin overs between them. That leaves one guy extra. He can be employed as a strike bowler - Irfan/Sreesanth or Dinesh Kaarthick as the 11th guy. Irfan can bat as well.
It is a very powerful batting line-up, and make take a beating on their bowling lineup.
Quality Fielders are in plenty - Yuvraj, Uthappa, Sachin, Kaarthick. Fielders like Munaf Patel will have to be hided on the field.
There are all winning chances for India. India will reach the semi-finals for sure.
sometimes umpires biased statement can change team's fortune
But australia is my favourite..
Dravid's career has been a saga of commitment, determination, hard work , professionalism
Three steps forward
He was the highest run-scorer in his first World Cup. In his second, he took on the mantle of keeping wickets as well. Rahul Dravid takes his third shot at the big one as captain. He spoke to Sunandan Lele ahead of the team’s departure
There is a reason why Rahul Dravid embodies
Light side of the Wall
BOBILLI VIJAY KUMAR
Dravid landmark as India take win
Dravid has best ODI success rate among Indian http://cricket.indiatimes.com/articlesho...
Dravid’s average WC M-19, R-779, Avg-64.91, 100s-2, 50s-5
Dravid's record as a captian
Matches 62 won32 lost 26 drawn 4
ODI record: Matches: 309, 288 innings, Runs: 10044, Highest score: 153, Average: 40.06, 100s: 12, 50s: 77, Catches:185 and 14 stumpings.
10K runs feet:309 matches 287 innings 10044runs average 40.01
It is with touching modesty that Rahul Dravid spoke of passing the landmark of
Dravid in elite company
Dravid has kept his home record intact in the last 16 months he has worn the captaincyhttp://www.indianexpress.com/sunday/stor...
2.South Africa - 90%
3.Pakistan - 65%
4.New Zealand - 80%
5.India - 75%
6.Sri Lanka - 60%
7.West Indies - 60%
8.England - 65%
9.Bangladesh - 45%
10.Zimbabwe - 30%
11.Bermuda - 10%
But i hope... Australia and South Africa
But i guess. West Indies and Sri Lanka
Would like to see . India and Pakistan play.
And... would ... wish good luck to the rest...
South Africa is favourite in this world cup
Indians too have maximum chances as everybody got back in form.
1. South Africa
2. West Indies
3. New Zea land
4. Sri Lanka
One of these teams will win, my guess it's South Africa!!!
I would also like to see India vs. Pakistan match at any of the rounds. Probably in the second round of 8.
Good luck to all the teams, particularly Sri Lanka, New Zealand and West Indies and of course, my country's team - Bangladesh!
We support INDIA
We dream for INDIA
We believe our Batting line up is BEST
We Know Sourav is "MAHARAJ" of "One day Cricket"
We have Sachin "KING" of modern days Cricket.
Our bowling line-up are most balanced
STILL WE CAN NOT THINK FOR WINNING WC 2007
WE HAVE MOST ARROGANT AND UNPREDICTABLE COACH
AND A PERSON AS CAPTAIN WHO IS NOT FIT FOR THIS JOB
ONLY GOD CAN SAVE US.
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