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Dilscoop
March 13, 2012, 01:44 AM
I.e segway to Cricket USA! ICC should just let them through for a greater cause. Forget Peterland and Irinland and all that.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143400/143459.jpg


http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-twenty20-qualifier-2012/content/series/532912.html

Dilscoop
March 13, 2012, 01:48 AM
All these teams are better than Bangladesh in at least one way.

They ALL have WAY better jerseys!

Zunaid
March 13, 2012, 01:55 AM
All these teams are better than Bangladesh in at least one way.

They ALL have WAY better jerseys!

Not only that, some of them have also beaten us in the past.


1982: Bangladesh 67 (31.3 ov); Bermuda 70-3 (15.5 ov)
1982: Bangladesh 224 (57.5 ov); Papua New Guinea 225-7 (57 ov)
1986: Malaysia 239 (56.5 ov); Bangladesh 182 (51.4 ov)
1986: Bangladesh 147 (54.3 ov); Denmark 148-6 (43.3 ov)

etc etc etc (http://www.banglacricket.com/History/icc.php)

Naimul_Hd
March 13, 2012, 04:52 AM
Ireland lost to Namibia by 4 runs.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-twenty20-qualifier-2012/engine/current/match/546408.html

Naimul_Hd
March 13, 2012, 05:01 AM
I.e segway to Cricket USA! ICC should just let them through for a greater cause. Forget Peterland and Irinland and all that.



USA lost to Uganda by 4 wickets. I thought USA had a good team.

Rabz
March 13, 2012, 06:38 AM
Ireland lost to Namibia by 4 runs.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-twenty20-qualifier-2012/engine/current/match/546408.html

Isn't Ireland the next best to hit cricket since Charles Bannerman ???
Lost to Namibia !! :facepalm:

Nadim
March 13, 2012, 08:08 AM
:floor: at Ireland and usa

Zunaid
March 13, 2012, 08:10 AM
:floor: At ireland and usa

[বাংলা]কিসের মজা? থাপড়ায়া দাঁত সোজা কইরা দিমু [/বাংলা]

Tiger444
March 13, 2012, 10:13 AM
USA lost to Uganda by 4 wickets. I thought USA had a good team.

The US sucks in cricket and I don't really see that changing.

Dilscoop
March 13, 2012, 06:24 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-twenty20-qualifier-2012/engine/series/532912.html?view=pointstable

USA is in the easier group. Afg and Irl will fight it out over there. So..

Zunaid
March 13, 2012, 06:55 PM
The US sucks in cricket and I don't really see that changing.

Not until they get the USACA mess sorted out.

Tiger444
March 13, 2012, 09:38 PM
Not until they get the USACA mess sorted out.

Yup. That's asking for a miracle as well. The USACA is in such shambles now. Either way it'll be hard for the US to ever become really good in cricket. There just isn't enough interest mainly because there are so many other sports Americans like such as basketball, football, and baseball. Even sports like soccer and hockey don't get much publicity. Forget about the local Americans, not a lot of desis are really interested in cricket.

Dilscoop
March 13, 2012, 11:55 PM
Watch T20QF live (http://www.quipu.tv/html/live.html)

Rabz
March 14, 2012, 12:46 AM
Afghans and Nepalese FTW !!

Dilscoop
March 14, 2012, 11:07 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-twenty20-qualifier-2012/content/player/233063.html

he will get some BBL/IPL contracts. Hopefully BPL gets him before anyone else :D

People were only following Afg/Irl, but there are some other good teams out there.

playmaker
March 14, 2012, 11:15 AM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-twenty20-qualifier-2012/content/player/233063.html

he will get some BBL/IPL contracts. Hopefully BPL gets him before anyone else :D

People were only following Afg/Irl, but there are some other good teams out there.

OOO nicee

2 centuries in T20s

I want him in CTG kings. Will def. play better than taylor

MohammedC
March 14, 2012, 11:23 AM
^^^ if he is that good, I won't be surprised if he becomes a South Aftican in near future.

Dilscoop
March 14, 2012, 11:41 AM
Also look at his SR and bowling stats.

cricheart
March 15, 2012, 06:43 AM
Watch live ICC WC t20 Qualifier free at official broadcast site here (http://www.quipu.tv/html/live.html).

Dilscoop
March 16, 2012, 11:34 PM
USA :Facepalm:

In my whole life I was never related to any dominating sport team. I missed the 49ers great era, eras rather. Bangladesh was never great.

Wait nvm, I was part of Giants' World Series 10. But we won that as an underdog. So no...

zsayeed
March 17, 2012, 12:56 AM
namibia appears to be force to reckon with. good showing guys. 4 in 4!

Shehwar
March 17, 2012, 03:48 AM
Team Italy has been quite a pleasant surprise. Hopefully they can push on.

Dilscoop
March 18, 2012, 06:09 AM
Just a bit too late, but US finally won a game. Nadkarni stepped up.

zsayeed
March 18, 2012, 03:10 PM
http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/source/espn3/sport/cricket/
Will be showing the games starting on 3/22

Dilscoop
March 20, 2012, 01:36 AM
Current status: http://www.espncricinfo.com/world-twenty20-qualifier-2012/engine/series/532912.html?view=pointstable
I really want Italy to go through. New team to look forward to.

Afg, Namibia, Neth, Italy.

zsayeed
March 21, 2012, 11:31 AM
Final group standings
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/aaaaaaaaaaaa.jpghttp://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/bbbbbbbbbbbb.jpg

Here are the schedules for the Qualifiers.
ESPN3 starts showing them tonight at 2 AM Eastern.
AFG and NAM topped their groups and they go head to head.
The losing side still can manage to be in the final though, but after playing one more match.

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/t20qual.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_ICC_World_Twenty20_Qualifier

Dilscoop
March 21, 2012, 11:39 AM
The post-league game format is so confusing! I couldn't figure out head to butt looking at those list of 76(!) games on CI.

And this is what I was talking about. ESPN3 starts showing these games, and I wanted USA to be there. Seeing USA in that list would've increased the views.

Don't like the fact that Namibia and Afg are going to kill off each other. The way they played, they both deserves to qualify. In fact ALL 6 of these teams should be allowed in! Dumb ICC (may be some other team than Canada.)

zsayeed
March 21, 2012, 11:44 AM
The post-league game format is so confusing! I couldn't figure out head to butt looking at those list of 76(!) games on CI.

And this is what I was talking about. ESPN3 starts showing these games, and I wanted USA to be there. Seeing USA in that list would've increased the views.

Don't like the fact that Namibia and Afg are going to kill off each other. The way they played, they both deserves to qualify. In fact ALL 6 of these teams should be allowed in! Dumb ICC (may be some other team than Canada.)


I couldn't figure out CI fixture either. Hence my search for a graphical table. The link above did the trick. The format tries its best to foster the best team out of 6 going through without doing a super 6.

The only problem is EP01 and EP02 starts at the same time and I cannot fathom how ESPN3 will choose between them. Prob Canada game?

Dilscoop
March 21, 2012, 12:01 PM
I don't think they have trouble doing it as they do crap load of NCAA games at once, it's whether they want to do that with cricket all. They could easily broadcast both the games.

zsayeed
March 21, 2012, 11:00 PM
from ci-
Afghanistan v Namibia (1st in Group A v 1st in Group B)

After a pair of tight victories to start off Group A against Papua New Guinea and the Netherlands, Afghanistan coasted through the rest of pool play to finish with seven wins from seven. Mohammad Shahzad and Karim Sadiq are second and third overall on the tournament runs aggregate list, with 261 and 255 respectively. When the team ran into trouble against PNG and Canada, Mohammad Nabi and Samiullah Shenwari contributed key half-centuries. If one member of the batting unit fails, someone is always ready to pick up the slack.

Dawlat Zadran has stepped up in the absence of Hamid Hassan to lead the bowling unit with 11 wickets, including 5 for 14 against Hong Kong. The spin trio of Sadiq, Shenwari and Zamir Khan have bowled economically and combined for 19 wickets.

They'll have their hands full against a very deep Namibia batting lineup which brutalised Group B bowling attacks to be the highest scoring team in the tournament and also finish undefeated. The Namibians batted first in six out of seven games, posting big totals to build scoreboard pressure. Raymond van Schoor has played a major role in that, leading the tournament in both runs and average with 323 at 80.75.

Louis van der Westhuizen scored one of the tournament's two centuries with 106 not out in 54 balls against Scotland and his strike rate of 172.72 is the best of anyone in the tournament with a minimum of 50 runs. Opener Gerrie Snyman is also a tone-setter: he is Namibia's third-highest scorer with 173 runs, 69% of which have come in fours and sixes.

Namibia had two close games against Ireland and Uganda, both of which were won by four runs. Their recipe for success against Scotland, USA and Italy was to bat them out of the game to mask an average bowling attack. They'll have to do the same if they are to come out on top against Afghanistan.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143700/143719.jpg
Match begins at 6 am today on Espn3.

Goodluck Afghanistan - Missed you in Asia Cup. The more the merrier!

Dilscoop
March 21, 2012, 11:05 PM
I think we already went over this, but just to refresh, all the Afg players are very well built. They got some heavy hitters. That's what the assos. teams should do. Build their players up. If you don't need any traditional cricketing skills to be big and powerful.

zsayeed
March 22, 2012, 12:07 AM
espn3 schedule for today
(not showing ireland game!!! crazy)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/espn3.jpg

Dilscoop
March 22, 2012, 07:07 PM
Congrats Afg!

zsayeed
March 22, 2012, 07:47 PM
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/new.jpg

zsayeed
March 22, 2012, 07:50 PM
OMG, Namibia might end up playing two games on the same day (the 24th!)
One at 10 AM Local and one at 6 PM Local. Crazy!

zsayeed
March 22, 2012, 07:54 PM
http://www.espncricinfo.com/db/PICTURES/CMS/143800/143881.jpg

godzilla
March 23, 2012, 04:39 AM
Afganistan has potential to be a great asian cricket team because they have a lot of fans behind them. I think this is the major reason our team improved drasticly aswell ...

riankhan
March 23, 2012, 06:02 AM
I love this passionate team (and their fans). Wish you all the best Afgans!

Tiger444
March 23, 2012, 08:20 AM
Congrats to Afghanistan. We saw once again why Afghanistan and Ireland are really well ahead of the rest of the pack. Namibia and Netherlands have good teams as well. The rest of the teams still have a ways to go before they can become classy sides.

Tiger444
March 23, 2012, 08:26 AM
Afganistan has potential to be a great asian cricket team because they have a lot of fans behind them. I think this is the major reason our team improved drasticly aswell ...

Ya they have a lot of potential. It's already become their #1 sport and on top of that their in Asia which is a cricket crazy continent. The downside of Ireland is that they have a very small population already and on top of that their most popular sports are gaelic football, soccer, and rugby. So I see them being another New Zealand which I wouldn't mind at all. I just think that Afghanistan has a bigger upside.

zsayeed
March 23, 2012, 03:56 PM
Well big matches tomorrow and will be on ESPN3.
In fact either Namibia or IREland will play two games tomorrow!
First one is a do or die, second one for standing - and probably placement in the brackets in SL.
I would like to see a AFG BD game at the T20I Finals. That will not happen.
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/t20.jpg

Here is where they will end up: (http://www.t20worldcup2012.com/world-twenty20-2012-Fixtures.html)
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/qqqqq.jpg
They should have ended up in C or D with the top ones from C D going to A and B.

But I understand, the new comers have a harder test. And this way you have the better teams progressing probabilistic-ally.
Bangladesh is last in the entry.

Namibia;s game plan is simple, bat first get a massive total and make up for deficiency in bowling. Toss is important tomorrow.
IReland ... not much to say. Good all around. If IRE bat first, Namibia is history. But then again I may eat my words.

Shehwar
March 23, 2012, 06:22 PM
Hope Ireland makes it. It will be good to see the likes O'Brien brothers.

zsayeed
March 24, 2012, 01:39 AM
namibia in trouble early 33-3 in 9.2 overs.

zsayeed
March 24, 2012, 02:09 AM
they will, nam 66-6 in 17!

Dilscoop
March 24, 2012, 02:43 AM
WOW! WTH! Namibia chocked! Their batting was suppose to be their strong side! Damnit! I really wanted them to go through over Irl. Tired of people comparing those guys with us!

rakib08
March 24, 2012, 06:08 AM
Watch live Afghanistan vs Ireland Final Live cricket online ; 2:00 pm GMT @ http://onlinewatchsport.com/live-cricket-tv-online/

Navo
March 24, 2012, 11:10 AM
Stirling just scored a 50 of 17 balls :notworthy: Second fastest 50 in T20 history.

Ireland are a really talented team I have to say. I hope all their talents are not snatched up by the ECB.

Suhail
March 24, 2012, 12:02 PM
Congrats to both teams, especially Ireland for winning this tournament.

Both Ireland and Afghanistan will make great additions to the World T20 this September, and I think at least one of them will cause an upset. Their consistent performances are proof that cricket is really taking root in those countries. The cricket fraternity is growing.

I'd like to see Afghanistan play in the next Asia Cup.

zsayeed
March 24, 2012, 02:22 PM
WOW! WTH! Namibia chocked! Their batting was suppose to be their strong side! Damnit! I really wanted them to go through over Irl. Tired of people comparing those guys with us!

I saw their batting - it looked like they were trying to lose.
Horrible.

zsayeed
March 24, 2012, 02:24 PM
Congrats to both teams, especially Ireland for winning this tournament.

Both Ireland and Afghanistan will make great additions to the World T20 this September, and I think at least one of them will cause an upset. Their consistent performances are proof that cricket is really taking root in those countries. The cricket fraternity is growing.

I'd like to see Afghanistan play in the next Asia Cup.

I would too, when will the maiden ODI against BD take place? Can't wait.
I don't want a T20 against us - I want an ODI, and FC would be better!

zsayeed
March 24, 2012, 02:28 PM
for completeness:
http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/eeeeeeeeee.jpg

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff430/zsayeed/w20.jpg

zinatf
March 24, 2012, 10:44 PM
Come on :flag: beat Pak and NZ this time....this will be our 'revenge' for the Asia Cup!! I know it will NOT be easy, but come on....2 weeks back no one thought that the tigers will be the runners-up....or even better almost the champions of Asia Cup 2012....
Let's play fair and square and become champions of Group D and one of the strong contenders for the t20 cup!!!
WE ALL ARE WITH YOU :fire:

Congratulations to Ireland...what an amazing performance, but my heart goes out to Afghanistan....look at them performing despite all the tension they are facing for the past decade! Real champions :applause:

Leafs PWN
March 29, 2012, 10:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMLSjFZNJtM&feature=endscreen

A great documentary about the rise of the Afghanistan cricket team.

Hope they can cause an upset at the WC.