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October 1, 2009

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Posted by danishsyed88 on (October 2, 2009, 19:29 GMT)

Sorry Bumble. I really hoped England would win against Aus in this Semi final. But I think your trip is going to go in vain now :(

Posted by mickeyscan on (October 2, 2009, 7:43 GMT)

England have played great - but they generally do when they are written off; the pressure is released. Now that they are in good form and there is more expectation, the pressure will start mounting again and we are less likely to see that open, aggressive cricket that Shah, Collingwood and Morgan showed (although Morgan seems more able to play his natural attacking game on a consistent basis.) Hopefully Pakistan won't implode - the contrast in styles would make for a more interesting final. Roll on 50 over cricket which - lets face it - is the game nearest to that the world's cricketing population plays.

Posted by danishsyed88 on (October 2, 2009, 7:03 GMT)

I'm astonished to see England play this way too, especially Morgan and Collingwood.

Hope they play the same way. And hope to hear Bumble in the semi-final :)

Posted by tanveers on (October 1, 2009, 18:18 GMT)

I think England team is not as bad as it looks. They might not beat Australia in the Semi final but once KP and Flintoff are back in the team and if England can get rid of mediocre like - Bopara and find one genuine fast bowler then they can be in the top 3 teams.

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