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Is Ireland's shock win over England the biggest result for Associates yet? Plus: Malinga makes the record books again, and SA overpower Netherlands (30:20)

March 3, 2011

Posted by deep123 on (March 5, 2011, 23:21 GMT)

Eng problem is Bowling, fielding and their captain as tactician. Strauss is not a good captain when team is back to the walls. That's where they need to improve. Eng should keep things simple. Expect that Indian pitches are flat. Eng bowlers forgot to bowl yorkers and Michel Yardy is not flighting the ball at all.

Posted by whodovodooo on (March 5, 2011, 11:56 GMT)

Why all the anti-trott negativity? I'm not particularly a fan, but he's doing well isn't he? I think I missed any nuggets of praise in the relentless go-slow diatribes. He's scored a lot of runs at a reasonable strike rate. If I can extract a thread of logic from your journalistic rants, I think that the crux of the criticism is that he plays himself in and might get out.

This world cup is not the proof of it so far, but it might yet transpire to be a good tactic to have a solid batsman at the top of the order for the more expansive players to bat around. And if that isn't such a contentious strategy, then your criticism of trott boils down to the fact that morgan is injured.

Posted by MDean on (March 4, 2011, 20:03 GMT)

What your "experts" are saying about the "10 team World Cup" is very different from what the ICC are saying the procedure for qualification for the final 10 is likely to be. And why do most, if not all, journalists ignore the point that if cricket is to expand, there must be a mechanism to enable associates to progress. It doesn't actually matter how far behind the poorest Test country the best Associate country is, the ICC needs to produce a way to encourage the development of cricket in the world outside the Test nations. The Inter Continental Cup and ODI status for some Associate members has helped but having demonstrated over the last 5 years that they are clearly the outstanding Associate, there is nowhere for them to progress to.

Posted by uncanny on (March 4, 2011, 18:37 GMT)

if you say trott is playing very slowly then you are mistaken, i think he was the only other batsmen than KP to have run a ball innings that too without much violence

Posted by StealthCrawler on (March 4, 2011, 18:02 GMT)

Great show again guys. I'm a big fan of this segment. And as always, looking forward to the next one...

Posted by   on (March 4, 2011, 13:27 GMT)

Kevin & Co. emulate what Jack Charlton and his under-dogs achieved in Italy World Cup. Raised the country's self-belief and kick-started the economy. Check out the ISEQ shares index!! Here we go again.

Posted by Something_Witty on (March 4, 2011, 7:48 GMT)

Now gentlemen, the Ireland v England match MIGHT qualify for one of the greatest WC matches of all time. It was certainly more interesting than the India-England game, and the quality of cricket on display was much better (ironically only because Ireland were playing).

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