@mariner4life said in 2019 Cricket ODI WC:
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@mofitzy_ said in 2019 Cricket ODI WC:
The previous highest number of abandoned games in a World Cup was two, in 1992 (Australia) and 2003 (South Africa). We are now at 4.
Two games were abandoned in 2015 also. Aus/Bangladesh due to rain and the NZ skipper abandoned the final on the third ball of the match.
You mean at the toss?
It still haunts me today that we chose to bat when our number one strength in that tournament was Trent Boult. Letting him at the Aussies when it was hooping around would have put them on the back foot to begin with. Grrr.
At the time i didn't hate the decision. Had we scored 300 they would have been under enormous pressure. And there was no reason not to think our top order was capable of that.
Aussies bowled beautifully, and we cracked. Simple as that. Fuckers.
I was worried as hell about Starc in that tournament, he was in the form of his life and tearing teams apart; including us in the round robin. Letting him have first crack meant we were always going to start on the back foot, and Aussie ruthless as they were never took their foot off our throat.
Sure it probably wouldn't have mattered overall, but at least if Boult had been given the ball we could have put them under the pump to begin with. As it was Boult was largely nullified as they just blocked him out given the small total they were chasing.