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Old 12th September 2017, 22:52   #1
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Pakistan vs World XI T20 Series

Considering this has full international status and is the most talked about T20 series, possibly ever what with cricket finally returning to one of the game's greatest nations, this hsould have a thread.

I watched bits and pieces of the first match and Pakistan looked dominant. I will get a chance to watch the second match and honestly, I think it will be more of the same. The limited overs side is just too good at the moment, after years of mediocrity.

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Old 12th September 2017, 23:57   #2
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The World XI is hardly top tier, is it?
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Old 13th September 2017, 08:34   #3
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Good to see top cricket back in Pakistan. Big crowd. Saw a bit on YOUTube live. Too many ads to keep me watching.
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Paul Collingwood is playing his first T20 international since January 14 2011 - 2434 days ago. #PAKvWXI
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Old 13th September 2017, 16:24   #5
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The World XI is hardly top tier, is it?
Amla, tahir, badree, faf, morkel, tamim are some of the best limited overs cricketers on the planet.
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Old 13th September 2017, 16:24   #6
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Zaman just out. Let's see what babar does in his second game. Also hassan outwith injury.
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Old 13th September 2017, 18:44   #7
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Amla, tahir, badree, faf, morkel, tamim are some of the best limited overs cricketers on the planet.
Firstly I agree it's good to see cricket back in Pakistan. As for the world XI from today, current rankings :

Tamim #41
Amla #15
Paine unranked
Faf #8
Miller #37
Colly unranked
Perera. #70
Cutting unranked
Badree #5
Morkel #100
Tahir #2

It's not a bad side but I'd have expected Pakistan to win regardless of their recent form.
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Old 13th September 2017, 20:19   #8
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And Pakistan lose, so maybe they're not "too good" it seems.
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Old 13th September 2017, 23:49   #9
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Firstly I agree it's good to see cricket back in Pakistan. As for the world XI from today, current rankings :

Tamim #41
Amla #15
Paine unranked
Faf #8
Miller #37
Colly unranked
Perera. #70
Cutting unranked
Badree #5
Morkel #100
Tahir #2

It's not a bad side but I'd have expected Pakistan to win regardless of their recent form.
3 out of the XI in the top 10...even though I don't care baout official rankings. I can't name 5 batsmen bettert han Amla yet he is 15 th lol its a joke and you should look beyond rankings.

This is a very good t20 side and they had a great come back in a far better match than the first one. Pakistan still played well but its t20, a single hand can change things.

All down to the decider and just how organisers would have wanted it.
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3 out of the XI in the top 10...even though I don't care baout official rankings. I can't name 5 batsmen bettert han Amla yet he is 15 th lol its a joke and you should look beyond rankings.

This is a very good t20 side and they had a great come back in a far better match than the first one. Pakistan still played well but its t20, a single hand can change things.

All down to the decider and just how organisers would have wanted it.
The fact that George Bailey is keeping wicket probably puts into perspective how good a team it is.

But this is not about how good or bad the team is, so I don't get why you're arguing in that direction. It's about the return of cricket in Pakistan. It doesn't matter that the World XI doesn't really live up to it's name. #banter
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pAKISTAN SOWED ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE A T20 FORCE. Ooops, caps lol

Anyway, they now have a string of victories against the world champions AND the world.
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pAKISTAN SOWED ONCE AGAIN THEY ARE A T20 FORCE. Ooops, caps lol

Anyway, they now have a string of victories against the world champions AND the world.
The World XI was akin to when you here that the UN have sent peacekeeping forces in, then you realise it's made up of soldiers from Gabon, Slovakia and the Solomon Islands.
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The World XI was akin to when you here that the UN have sent peacekeeping forces in, then you realise it's made up of soldiers from Gabon, Slovakia and the Solomon Islands.
It's eating you up inside isn't it
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It's eating you up inside isn't it
As much as the anticipation about who will be #7 on your list of t20 cricketers.
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The World XI was akin to when you here that the UN have sent peacekeeping forces in, then you realise it's made up of soldiers from Gabon, Slovakia and the Solomon Islands.
Last time I read a post about "most talked about" the poster was talking football and Borussia Dortmund, except it was a passing fad and I doubt even then it was more talked about than Barcelona, Real Madrid, Man Utd etc.....

I'm guessing no one talks about the IPL any more either.... or are we technically not counting it as a "series"



I took a passing glance at the "World XI", was quite shocked at the absences too. A mixture of stars, half decent players has beens, never was' and probably the who's who of ready to risk getting killed to play a meaningless game of cricket.... There were plenty of notable absentees, how many were/are ranked top 20 in batting or bowling....? (not that I really care so arguably a rhetorical question)

Except that wasn't the sales pitch they were sold, in fact I suspect the $$$$$ may have persuaded them
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