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Old 01-29-2019, 12:20 AM
penultima thule is offline
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I’d regard India in the World Cup akin to the All Blacks in the rugby .

The only probable way they don’t succeed is if ambushed through being bowled out cheaply.

Their batting strength is such that were their opposition able to post an unlikely 400, I’d back them to chase it down. But a couple of poor shots, a couple of dodgy dismissals, a couple of outrageous catches and they get rolled for 150, like anybody can, and they might be good things beaten.

A bit like RWC and France, Pakistan are always likely to play one spellbinding match and if they make the top 4 you would prefer to watch them rather than play them.