CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India



  • @Rapido said in Black Caps v India - Semi Final:

    It doesn't matter if people are supposed to be impressed or not, people are impressed enough to retweet etc. Every contact with this and the team brings them a step closer to flopping in the final.

    I like Coney, he's my favourite commentator around. I suspect, as he cracked upon saying; "the people back home ..", that he was probably thinking of a particular person in a particular circumstance that triggered him. I don't now his personal circumstances.

    Mistakes can happen in live broadcasting. But the gushing re-tweets of what people think is a man crying over a sporting result will reach the team via their devices.

    This semi-final win is not fitting of that reaction. Last time in 2015 was understandable, this time it's a bit stupid.

    Hopefully the last 10 balls wind down is enough to get them back into a professional headspace.

    Hopefully the last 10 bals

    I loved 2015, but that was at home on our ground against the perennial underachievers at CWC’s.

    This time round, other than Afghanistan we were the only other side that lost their last 3 round robin games. Debates ensued about whether or not we should be there at all given we lost to Pakistan etc etc.

    So unlike 2015 when we were playing well and going into the semi with confidence and form, we were almost the opposite. So we cobbled together 239 after the drama of rain and coming back the next morning.

    Rohit, Kohli and co all in good form. What could possibly go wrong for India. Little ol’ NZ with one of their great fast bowlers in Boult and let’s face it a few other inconsistent “good on their day, pies the rest” bowlers to take on batsmen that eat half centuries for breakfast.

    I didn’t tear up but I shouted and probably woke up people in the hotel I was in, so I do agree that Coney was probably thinking about a person or people for him to do that, but I don’t underestimate the emotion of a backs against the wall, nobody expected us, drama packed, semi-final win.

    Bring on Sunday



  • Both finalists have lost the same number of group games.. 3



  • @Rapido said in CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India:

    It doesn't matter if people are supposed to be impressed or not, people are impressed enough to retweet etc. Every contact with this and the team brings them a step closer to flopping in the final.

    I like Coney, he's my favourite commentator around. I suspect, as he cracked upon saying; "the people back home ..", that he was probably thinking of a particular person in a particular circumstance that triggered him. I don't now his personal circumstances.

    Mistakes can happen in live broadcasting. But the gushing re-tweets of what people think is a man crying over a sporting result will reach the team via their devices.

    This semi-final win is not fitting of that reaction. Last time in 2015 was understandable, this time it's a bit stupid.

    Hopefully the last 10 balls wind down is enough to get them back into a professional headspace.

    Hopefully the last 10 bals

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  • @Virgil said in CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India:

    Both finalists have lost the same number of group games.. 3

    What about the quality of opposition they lost to?



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    Ganguly looks like he chewing wasps



  • Don't ever accuse the Pom cricket press of hubris....

    Courage, unity, respect: The inside story of how England became the world's best cricket team

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/inside-story-england-became-worlds-best-cricket-team/



  • @Victor-Meldrew said in CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India:

    Don't ever accuse the Pom cricket press of hubris....

    Hoping the pressure gets to them



  • @Victor-Meldrew said in CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India:

    Don't ever accuse the Pom cricket press of hubris....

    Courage, unity, respect: The inside story of how England became the world's best cricket team

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/inside-story-england-became-worlds-best-cricket-team/

    If only it were confined to cricket



  • @Victor-Meldrew paywall, can you paste? thanks



  • @nzzp said in CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India:

    @Victor-Meldrew said in CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India:

    Don't ever accuse the Pom cricket press of hubris....

    Hoping the pressure gets to them

    They’ve already won it according to that headline.



  • @Victor-Meldrew said in CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India:

    Don't ever accuse the Pom cricket press of hubris....

    Courage, unity, respect: The inside story of how England became the world's best cricket team

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/inside-story-england-became-worlds-best-cricket-team/

    Strange timing for that article. I listen to TMS a bit and they too are really on board with the culture change that the English side has been on and "revolutionizing the ODI game as we know it"... and it all seems a bit too familiar.

    2003 ABs?

    That isn't a knock on either side. But it does seem like England have been crowned ahead of their coronation - even before the tournament - on the back of some undeniable front running performances and a lot of talk (and self fellation) about mindset and culture change. Obviously they have chosen to be a lot more aggressive with bat and ball, and there is a lot of talk about no recriminations after a rash shot or ugly dismissal... but I can't help but wonder if they suffer a setback early and can they dig in and graft out a win?

    Which is where the 2003 AB comparison perhaps comes in. This side could not have been selected better or have better form coming into this tournament and disposed of their major foe with ease going into this fixture, but ultimately if they face early adversity there is little to tell us they aren't going to shit the bed like India under massive public pressure. The Ashes is pressure - but we have all screwed a project up over a month... it's another to screw it up in three hours (or a ball).



  • Haven’t read the article but didn’t the English ODI team look at us to inspire their new side and approach to playing the 50 over game?



  • @Virgil said in CWC Semi Final - Black Caps v India:

    Haven’t read the article but didn’t the English ODI team look at us to inspire their new side and approach to playing the 50 over game?

    Apparently in the wake of us pumping them in the 2015 cup along with our general exploits



  • yeah yeah, brand new approach amazing attacking mindset - did the poms invent it? or should the credit go to mccullum?
    gilchrist?
    or romesh kaluwitharana?
    paddy greatbatch going down the pitch to the WI quicks in '92?
    viv richards?

    same old, same old.


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