Will Australia retain their Title at WC2019 ? (PCB shortlists players for World Cup 2019 - Upd-10)

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  1. Passionate Pakistani
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    Just over 6 months left, Aussies will have Warner and Smith back and they have a very good squad for odis. Will they be able to retain their title ? Or will we have a new champion as in SA/Eng/Nz or will another of Past Champion win it this time as in Ind/Pak/SRL/WI

    Or will Bangladesh/Afghanistan win it against all odds ?

    Its a single robin league system this time which means the 4 best will reach semis unlike other tournament where a team finishing 4th out of 6 and can still win WC by winning 3 knock out matches.

    So yeah whats your predictions ?

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    I am absolutely baffled as to why Usman Khawaja is not part of Aussie T20 squad?
    The way he batted in Big Bash League, you would feel there is no better T20 batsman in the entire Australian cricket setup.
     
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, Pakistan is going to win the World Cup.
     
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    England and India.

    But our boys also like England and they will put up a good show.
     
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    England, India favorites. Pakistan and New Zealand black horses.
     
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    They have a good chance, as do England and India. Pakistan are dark horses.
     
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    Aussies always perform well in World Cups. They have a chance to defend their title no matter what team do they play. But I think after all these years England have a better chance to win this WC. Pakistan will for sure be a dark horse but under real pressure they will melt.
     
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    ENG, SA and NZ mostly come with strong team in WC and do better till Semi's and then get KO by their opponents.

    AUS can't be ignored for sure but I think IND is favorite.
     
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    On basis of recent ODI performances, I don't think Pakistan can be considered a dark horse. The only thing that goes in our favor is that we just turn red hot all of a sudden in ICC tournaments.
     
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    England is also our lucky charm it seems. 1999 WC final, T20I win in 2009, CT win in 2017.
     
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    How was it lucky in 99.

    We were easily the strongest unit in that WC along with SA and were hot favourite for final


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    How are India favourites LOL. Our middle order struggles even against Hong Kong (refer to the Asia Cup game).
     
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    Passionate Pakistani The Don

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    While other teams have their strengths, our only reason to believe is that we normally do well in England lol

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    England are bigger chokers than SA in ICC tournaments. They have lost 3 finals and last time lost a winning final against India in CT lol

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    Think that is one big issue of india for knock out games.. if top 3 are dismissed early then India can be in trouble.

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    Think this will be the first time SA and Aus wont enter the tournament as strong favourites.

    I think the order will be like

    England
    India
    NZ
    SA
    Aus
    Pakistan
    Srl
    Windies
    Banglades
    Afghanistan

    Btw we have been shit against Bangla boys in last few games as well lol

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    Pak still teaches the final. I’m mentioning the times where pak have done well in Tournaments in England. Even 2001 Tri Series Pak reached the final in England. 2013 CT was a disaster though.
     
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    2001 tri series, england were a shit odi team lol. They had 10 or 11 games in a row or something.

    Even in t20 wc we had a very good team and were one of the favts before start. Only CT was a fluke. Rest we all deserved.

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    @Fireworks11 what im saying that we might have luck but on all occasions except CT we had a good team and were favourites. This time we are not.

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    Yeah u always need some luck in tournaments. T20 WC we started really poorly. Even lost to SL badly at Lords. Then gathered momentum and won all games as it became Do or die.

    Although this years format isn’t as much suited to ‘luck’ compared to past, as such as it’s a round robin.
     
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    And whats the probability of your top 3/4 will fail in every game? They will fire and win you most games. And if they fire in Semi and Final then WC is yours.
     

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