The CRICKETher Weekly – Episode 106

This week:

  • England! India! West Indies! South Africa! New Zealand!
  • Basically… the World Cup so far
  • Plus our predictions for the semis and final of #CWC22

One thought on “The CRICKETher Weekly – Episode 106

  1. Great summary guys. I had pre-match Aus,SA, England as certain semi finalists, with WI as a possible wildcard, but of course was too cowardly to say so publicly
    Of the teams missing out Bangladesh & Pakistan were both brave and highly competitive. Great signs for the future.
    In Aussie Rules football they often say a team is only as strong as it’s weakest players. And that’s New Zealand’s trouble. The top 5 or so are excellent, but it falls away really rapidly after that. They won’t improve till there’s more depth.
    Unfortunately they’re like Australia, competing with a lot of other sports for talent, and with a much smaller population
    Batting was the least of India’s problems. Their issues lie in a soon to retire 39 year old still being by far their best bowler, and in their still very sub-par fielding and running between the wickets
    In the semi’s only a Dottin or Matthews (or Taylor) pulling off a Harmanpreet-like classic, combined with a full team batting brain fade from Australia will mean this one goes against expectations.
    The other game should be a cracker. But SA has a much better bowling lineup than England’s, even without Dane. And England’s batting has been as unpredictably woeful as SA’s has.
    Agree about Brunt. One of the all-time greats, but the end is very rapidly approaching
    On a final note, Ellyse Villani leading Tasmania to success shows why Australia are so far ahead. She’d still walk into any other national team as one of the first picked


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