Who is going to follow the Cricket World Cup?

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  1. sureshs

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    I lost interest in cricket many years ago. But now there are some free preview channels showing up my programming which are advertising packages for the ICC Cup.
     
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    I am going to watch it.
     
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  3. Feña14

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    Yup, i'll be watching. England aren't going to be winning, but even so, should be good.
     
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    Less than 24 hours to go for the start of the WC.
     
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    In 2007, I pooled money with friends and obtained the Dish network package. I took a vacation day from work and was all excited for the India v Bangladesh match. Even purchased a 12-pack beer at 10am in the morning. Half-way through the match, I realized the money was down the drain.

    I might watch this world cup through yamsonline.
     
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    I never found interest in cricket in the first place. :D Is there a website that has the schedule ?? I might be forced to take a peek if someone could provide.
     
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    Can Pakistan upset everyone again like in T20 WC 2009 ???? I hope so XD
     
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    I won't be able to watch matches live, but will be following the results reasonably closely. Cricket runs in my DNA, there isn't much I can do about it.
     
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    What is Cricket World Cup? Crickets fighting each other?

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  12. Tennis sensation

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    Actually its both. A 50 over per side one day.
     
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    Nah.

    Just Humans.
     
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    If I were to bet my life savings that you're Indian right now, I bet I would win (not that that's a bad thing, I'm Indian and think cricket > baseball).

    Anyway I'll follow (can't watch due to time zones), but India def won't win. They'll find a way to choke probably.
     
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    Possibly. I'm going with Sri Lanka at the moment.
     
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    I would go for South Africa - i think this time they might not choke :) But my heart is with Pakistan ! They are so unpredictable :]
     
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    Be grateful that there's :
    1. no haggis involved
    2. Đoković is not playing
     
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    One doesnt need to be an Indian to see that Cricket is slightly more interesting and more engaging sport than baseball.

    http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2001/jul/25jog.htm
     
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    I've played both.
    Baseball really stinks-epicly boring to watch and play.
    A friend of mine(happens to be indian) had me play with him and his buddies. Fun game-i couldn't really bat but when he put me behind the wicket at slip he said i was a beast.
     
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    I can't believe i *actually* followed the match. Saw the Indian side batting, and then saw some of Bdesh while they were ahead.

    Had to go for dinner so missed the rest, but checked in once just as it was getting over.

    Anyone else here saw the India-BD match ? Anyone in the US ?
     
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  22. Tennis sensation

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    I saw the India-BD match but I am not from the US.
     
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    After the end of Day 2, India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have won there respective matches. So no upsets so far in the tournament.
     
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    The English side had a tough time with the Dutch but they beat them in the end.
     
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    I saw some of the Eng-Ned match but switched over to Devvarman (Dubai) when it started.

    Tomorrow is SA vs WI. Sunday is India vs Eng.
     
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    The free channel preview we got is still continuing! Saw a part of Canada vs Sri Lanka.
     
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    I'll try to follow the SA vs WI match today. Except that i've woken up with a slight headache which is a continuation of what i got watching the Nederlands match followed by The King's Speech the other day.
     
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    I hope it turns out to be a good match because I will also be watching it.
     
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    Might i ask your country, Tennis Sens ???

    120-4 not looking good for windies.
     
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    Was interesting to see the Saffers open the bowling with quirky tweaker Botha, but it reaped instant reward with the wicket of Gayle.
     
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  31. SempreSami

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    Ah one of the things I love about cricket.

    Kieron Pollard comes out to bat with everyone lauding his ability to hit the ball out of the ground and is trapped LBW first ball by bestbowlerintheworldrightnow Dale Steyn.
     
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    www.cricinfo.com for all your cricketing needs
     
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    I am an Indian and I have lived my whole life in India.

    Where are you from Sentinel?
     
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    At the moment its Aus vs NZ

    NZ: 25-1 after 6 overs
     
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    Same as you. I saw some of the WI-SA match but then moved over to the Stackhovsky Federer match. Dubai telecast starts just when the cricket match is getting over.
     
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    Today its Sri Lanka vs Pakistan
     
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    Pakistan won by 11 runs, good close match :)
     
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    Today its India vs England.
     
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    Yup, i hope its a cracker. Starting in 30 minutes i think.
     
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    Sachin Tendulkar is on song at the moment. He is just destroying the English bowling. Looks like it will be another Tendulkar special.
     
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    339, sounds like a good total.
     
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    Someone needs to have a good, hard look at the format of this competition. The one day game is already in trouble, lacking both the flash of T20 and intensity of a test match. To then have only 2 groups with 4 qualifiers from each means these matches just don't matter like they should. The final isn't until April... how is anyone supposed to get excited, and stay excited, for that length of time?
     
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    What a match.... It ends in a tie.

    Who says ODI cricket is boring. Till the very last ball all the 3 results were possible. But no one deserved to lose, nor India nor England.

    But I think the English side will be more disappointed than the Indians because they were cruising until they took the Batting Powerplay and then they allowed India to make a comeback
     
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    Quite a match. First Eng had the victory sealed, then suddenly no way Eng could make 30 runs in 2 overs.

    2 sixes later it was doable.

    Shahzad's opening sixer made it almost impossible for England to lose.

    ^^ What!!! the final isn't till April ???
     
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    ^^^ Yes, April.

    Tournament began on 19 Feb.

    Knock-out phase begins 23 March.

    Final 2 April.


    Today's match was quite exciting, but with 4 sides going through it wouldn't really have mattered who won. The tournament doesn't really get serious for another 3 and a half weeks.
     
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    Nah, a Strauss special! :)

    I was pleasantly surprised with that today, actually. Losing our best ODI batsman in Morgan before the tournament started was a big blow, to then have our best bowler in Broad miss out against the hosts and favourites was too big of a gap to fill, or so I thought.
     
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    That England/India match was immense. I doubt there'll be a better game in the tournament.
     
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    yes, just checked the schedule. People are not excited here, some say the real matches will begin much later. I went to fetch milk at one stage when India was batting, and found the park full of kids playing cricket. I would have assumed they'd be at home watching.
     
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    UNBELIEVABLE MATCH! TENDULKAR,STRAUSS ET AL>>>all AWESOME!!!

    50 OVER GAME IS AWESOME..I don't join those joinging the 50 over bashing wagon.


    the problem is some asocaite countries and countries like mine(NZ) have fallen off the pace so clearly only 5 contenders for the WC maybe 6 with pakis coming back.

    ICC needs to do more to help out the non-superpowers..eg regular first-class fixtures etc.
     
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    That's what you get for picking seven batsmen and four 'bowlers', Dhoni.
     
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