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Icc World Twenty20 2012 (Sri Lanka)

ICC T20 World CUP Poll  

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  1. 1. Which team do you think would win ICC World Twenty20 2012?

    • Afghanistan
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    • Australia
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    • Bangladesh
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    • England
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    • India
    • Ireland
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    • New Zealand
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    • Pakistan
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    • South Africa
    • Sri Lanka
    • West Indies
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    • Zimbabwe
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  2. 2. Which team do you WANT to win ICC World Twenty20 2012?

    • Afghanistan
    • Australia
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    • Bangladesh
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    • England
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    • India
    • Ireland
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    • New Zealand
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    • Pakistan
    • South Africa
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    • Sri Lanka
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    • West Indies
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    • Zimbabwe
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Please Vote!!!!

 

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Well I am happy that you atleast watch cricket!!! Initially, I thought only I will be participating here...

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1st match,

Very emphatic victory for Sri lanka. They were always the favourites. Zimbabwe were looking good for the 1st few overs. But they could not carry on.....

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It's the margin of defeat that will hurt Zimbabwe. Net run rate is very important in this type of short cricket tournament. Now they will have to beat S. Africa hope that Sri Lanka beat them too.

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2nd match,

 

Australia vs Ireland

 

Guess who are the favourites? Ireland are above Australia in T20 ranking!!!

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Well, Ireland were thrashed by Australia. They were never really in it except the ridiculous ranking. Will have to now focus on beating West Indies and see what happens.....

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3rd Match,

 

Afghanistan really fought well against India. They did every thing ok except the fielding. With better fielding they could have caused a major upset. Let's see what happens in the next match against England. Want to see good spirit. <3

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4th Match ,

 

Zimbabwe vs S Africa. It's a do or die match for the Zim. Can't see them winning though.

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Zimbabwe were absolutely hammered. They r the first team heading for the exit early.

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5th Match,

 

Bangladesh vs New Zealand

 

Group D is the group of death. And this match is so important for both sides. Hard to tell which team would win.

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6th Match,

 

England vs Afghanistan

 

This is a do or die match for the Afghans. They showed good spirit against India. So, hoping for an upset. ;-D

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Well, both Bangladesh and Afghanistan were hammered. Bad tournament for the minnows so far.

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7th Match,

 

Sri Lanka vs S Africa

 

This will be very interesting match. Both teams r really good. I like them. :-)

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8th Match,

 

Australia vs W Indies

 

I will be supporting the Windies. Will love to see Gayle and Pollard on fire :-D

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The tournament has been a bit quiet so far. Hopefully, it will spark into life from today.....

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Sri Lanka really disappointed in that ultra limited over match (7 overs). The margin of defeat (34 runs) was too big considering the overs they played.

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Windies vs Australia match was very interesting though. Sadly even that match was hit by rain. Very powerful hitting before that especially by Gayle, Samuels, Watson . Aussies the winners in the end of the day.

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9th Match,

 

New Zealand vs Pakistan

 

This the first match of Pakistan. Will any Pakistani comment here? People tipping Pakistan for the win.

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10th Match,

 

England vs India

 

This will be a great match between the old rivals. Both of them have won the competition before. England the defending champions currently.

 

 

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Pakistan got their first win. That was a good game. New Zealand lost by 13 runs.

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On the other, England were thrashed by India. The defending champions lost by 80, yes eighty runs!!!!

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11th Match,

 

W. Indies v Ireland

 

This is a do or die match for the both teams. Can the Irish cause an upset. No upsets so far.....

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