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Discussion in 'International Cricket' started by smhbcfc, Feb 19, 2014.
I backed New Zealand today - 9-1
England Fixtures (Super Eights Group 1):
22 March - New Zealand
27 March - Sri Lanka
29 March - South Africa
31 March - tbc
All games at Chittagong
England squad for World Twenty20: Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire, captain), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, vice captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire), Stephen Parry (Lancashire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Tredwell (Kent), Luke Wright (Sussex).
Very poor effort.
[TD="class: left first"]Group A: Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong
[TD="class: left first"]Group B: Zimbabwe, Ireland, UAE, Netherlands
16 Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Mirpur (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
16 Nepal v Hong Kong, Chittagong (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
17 Zimbabwe v Ireland, Sylhet (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
17 UAE v Netherlands, Sylhet (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
18 Afghanistan v Hong Kong, Chittagong (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
18 Bangladesh v Nepal, Chittagong (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
19 Zimbabwe v Netherlands, Sylhet (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
19 Ireland v UAE, Sylhet (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
20 Afghanistan v Nepal, Chittagong (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
20 Bangladesh v Hong Kong, Chittagong (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
21 Zimbabwe v UAE, Sylhet (05:30 GMT)
21 Ireland v Netherlands, Sylhet (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
Super 10 stage
[TD="class: left first"]Super 10 Group 1: Sri Lanka, England, South Africa, New Zealand, Group B Qualifier 1 (Q1B)
[TD="class: left first"]Super 10 Group 2: West Indies, India, Pakistan, Australia, Group A Qualifier 1 (Q1A)
21 India v Pakistan, Mirpur (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
22 Sri Lanka v South Africa, Chittagong (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
22 England v New Zealand, Chittagong (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
23 Pakistan v Australia, Mirpur (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
23 West Indies v India, Mirpur (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
24 New Zealand v South Africa, Chittagong (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
24 Sri Lanka v Q1B, Chittagong (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
25 Q1A v West Indies, Mirpur (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
27 South Africa v Q1B, Chittagong (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
27 England v Sri Lanka, Chittagong (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
28 West Indies v Australia, Mirpur (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
28 Q1A v India, Mirpur (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
29 New Zealand v Q1B, Chittagong (d/n) (09:30 GMT)
29 England v South Africa, Chittagong (d/n) (13:30 GMT)
30 Pakistan v Q1A, Mirpur (d/n) (10:30 BST)
30 India v Australia, Mirpur (d/n) (14:30 BST)
31 England v Q1B, Chittagong (d/n) (10:30 BST)
31 Sri Lanka v New Zealand, Chittagong (d/n) (14:30 BST)
1 Q1A v Australia, Mirpur (d/n) (10:30 BST)
1 West Indies v Pakistan, Mirpur (d/n) (14:30 BST)
3 Group 1 winners v Group 2 runners-up, Mirpur (d/n) (14:00 BST)
4 Group 2 winners v Group 1 runners-up, Mirpur (d/n) (14:00 BST)
6 Final, Mirpur (d/n) (14:00 BST)
(7 April is reserve day)
NB Fixtures and start times are subject
to change. Stopmeandslapme is not responsible for any changes that may be made.
[h=1]World Twenty20 2014 squads[/h]
[h=2]AFGHANISTAN[/h]Asghar Stanikzai, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Hamza Hotak, Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Taraki, Najibullah Zadran, Nawroz Mangal, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah, Shapoor Zadran.
[h=2]AUSTRALIA[/h]George Bailey (capt), Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin (wk), Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Glenn Maxwell, James Muirhead, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.
[h=2]BANGLADESH[/h]Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque (wk), Farhad Reza, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Shamsur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal.
[h=2]ENGLAND[/h]Moeen Ali, *Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad (captain), Jos Buttler (wk), Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan (vice-capt), Stephen Parry, *Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Luke Wright.
*replaced the injured Joe Root on 10 March
*replaced the injured Ben Stokes on 14 March
[h=2]HONG KONG[/h]Tanwir Afzal, Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, Najeeb Amar, Haseeb Amjad, Jamie Atkinson (capt & wk), Waqas Barkat (vice-capt), Mark Chapman, Munir Dar, Babar Hayat, Aizaz Khan, Nizakat Khan, Roy Lamsam, Ehsan Nawaz, Kinchit Shah.
[h=2]INDIA[/h]Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh.
[h=2]IRELAND[/h]Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Andrew McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O'Brien, Niall O'Brien (wk), William Porterfield (capt), Andrew Poynter, James Shannon, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson (wk), Craig Young.
[h=2]NEPAL[/h]Pradeep Airee, Prithu Baskota, Binod Bhandari, Naresh Budhaayer, Shakti Gauchan, Sompal Kami, Avinash Karn, Paras Khadka (capt), Subash Khakurel (wk), Gyanendra Malla, Jitendra Mukhiya, Sagar Pun, Basant Regmi, Sharad Vesawkar, Rahul Vishwakarma.
[h=2]NETHERLANDS[/h]Wesley Barresi (wk), Peter Borren (capt), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tim Gruijters, Tom Heggelman, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Stephan Myburgh, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Michael Swart, Eric Szwarczynski, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten.
[h=2]NEW ZEALAND[/h]Corey Anderson, Trent Boult, Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan, Brendon McCullum (capt), Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi (wk), Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson.
[h=2]PAKISTAN[/h]Ahmed Shehzad, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Shoaib Malik, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal (wk), Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar.
[h=2]SOUTH AFRICA[/h]Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Faf du Plessis (capt), JP Duminy, Beuran Hendricks, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
[h=2]SRI LANKA[/h]Dinesh Chandimal (capt & wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga (vice-capt), Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.
[h=2]UNITED ARAB EMIRATES[/h]Ahmed Raza, Amjad Ali (wk), Amjad Javed, Asadullah Shareef, Faizan Asif, Kamran Shahzad, Khurram Khan (capt), Manjula Guruge, Moaaz Qazi, Rohan Mustafa, Rohit Singh, Shadeep Silva, Shaiman Anwar, Swapnil Patil, Vikrant Shetty.
[h=2]WEST INDIES[/h]Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles (wk), Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher (wk), Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy (capt), Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.
[h=2]ZIMBABWE[/h]Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingi Masakadza, Natsai M'shangwe, Tinashe Panyangara, Sikandar Raza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor (capt & wk)), Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.
Anyway - the Qualifying Groups.
I would say Bangladesh look hot favourites for Group A (though Afghanistan did beat them in the Asia Cup), but B is less clear - Ireland to edge out Zimbabwe?
Your presentation on this, the thread dedicated to the World Twenty20 2014 Bangladesh.
Bangladesh and Ireland are surely the favourites but in this game anyone can beat almost anyone.
How good are Sri Lanka these days? Can see England struggling to win any of their games though Bopara and Buttler are potential match winners.
Bangladesh win today over Afghanistan means they are virtually through after just 1 game!
I guess while Sri Lanka don't have Murali, they do have Malinga so while not the force they were, they are still half decent?
As for England, the beauty of T20 is that anyone can beat anyone.- they do have some good players, though with some injured (Root/Stokes and poss Broad), some not selected (KP) and some out of form (Morgan) it's hard to see them winning it - however they only have to finish 4th in a group of 5 to qualify for the QF's
It's top two qualify for semis, this tournament is unusually brief. Need to win three games probably.
Ah that makes a bit more sense!
I don't think we are good enough to be in the top 2, but at least it sounds as if Broad is going to be fit
Ireland beat Zimbabwe, tense finish - needing 4 off final over, lost 2 wickets in that over and got there on the final ball.
I don't know why they had the 2 "big games" in each group first - would have been better if Ireland v Zimbabwe and Bangladesh v Afghanistan were the last games
Would have made sense.
England who had just played 6 ODI/T20 games against WI lost their warm-up game to WI... A warm-up against an Asian side might have made sense.
They played India today and lost that as well!
Ok fair enough but they didn't need a warm-up against WI.
I recall a tournament a few years back, can't remember which (WC, CT, T20WC) but we'd toured WI then WI toured here then we played a warm-up game against WI. Need to mix it up a bit.
Blistering start by Holland chasing Ireland's 189: 82 for 0 after 5 overs. Not sure what a Holland win will mean regarding who qualifies.
Holland win with 5 or so overs to spare: they top the group
Holland win otherwise: Zimbabwe top the group
Ireland win: Ireland top group
England all-rounder Luke Wright has been ruled out of the World Twenty20 with a right side strain, and will be replaced by Craig Kieswetter - batting wise not much difference, but it means we lose a bowling option
England lose by DL with just 5.2 overs bowled, bugger. Need to win the next three games.
Dutch all out for 39 having battered Ireland the other day, clearly these associate teams are not good enough to play in major tournaments.