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  1. Re: Champions League T20 I agree mate, seems like an over-reaction to the Narine news to me.
  2. Re: Champions League T20 Good luck Charlie that sounds good to me :) One I have seen that could be of interest, Lahore most match Sixes, 6/4 bet365. Lahore need a big NRR-boosting win to have any hope of qualifying, so bat 1st or 2nd they'll surely go for it as best they can. Main reservation is probably about their ability to execute - Shahzad, Akmal are big hitters but after that not sure ? Perth bowlers also decent enough; maybe they chuck in the towel now they are out, maybe not. Marsh and Simmons (plus NCN of course) can also cause devastation and two of Lions' bowlers have had their actions reported in this comp so perhaps their confidence might be dented ? Still though, I remember Mumbai were in an identical position last year and easily won the sixes matchbet on that occasion (against Perth no less), and there is enough in the price here to make it worth considering I feel. Cheers all.
  3. Re: Champions League T20 Thanks Kev. You make a good point there with Perera, definitely a decent player. Good luck with the boundaries today.
  4. Re: Champions League T20 Top Kings XI Punjab bowler: Akshar Patel, 4/1 bet365. Possibly a wee bit of value here. Have just been reading Mitchell Johnson has a rib injury and will not be available for the start of the tourney; not currently clear when he will be released to Kings XI, if at all. Bet365 have MJ chalked up as even money favourite in this market. Akshar Patel and Johnson both took 17 IPL wickets this year. The only player to take more for Punjab was Sandeep Sharma (18), but he is not listed in their CLT20 squad so it looks like he may not feature. And more recently, Patel has just taken 9 wickets in the A Team quadrangular in Australia last month. Only one Indian took more. The next nearest Kings XI player was Rishi Dhawan with 5 (albeit from two fewer matches). He's only a young lad but overall is hopefully worthy of a small punt in the circumstances. Cheers.
  5. Re: Champions League T20 Looks like they are on Eurosport 2 today mate.
  6. Re: Champions League T20 Good luck mate :) I too like the look of the Cobras at the price. Am also one of those who put a couple of quid on Lahore, I don't expect to see a return but the odds didn't match the quality of their personnel as far as I could tell. Couple of top team batsmen I have taken: Hobart: Shoaib Malik, 5/1 Stan James Thought he was terrific in CPL. Didn't have a great Big Bash but that is a while ago now and I think he has a good chance if he bats 3/4 again for Hobart and carries Barbados form. Dunk has tasted Indian conditions from IPL this year but it will be newer thing for the likes of Paine, Birt etc and hopefully experience will tell. Barbados: Shane Dowrich, 10/1 Coral He is not the best batsman on the circuit from what I've seen, but he did open with Dwayne Smith in the CPL which makes him a handy price if he does so again. Particularly with the absence of Smith, Pollard and Malik diminishing the opposition. Have actually just seen Corals have brought the price in but I think the logic still holds at current odds. Good luck :ok
  7. Re: NatWest T20 Blast Caught a bit on TV, looked like a good occasion. Nice start from Essex. Was it me or did one of the boundaries seem very short ? Have to keep an eye on the sixes lines for future matches at Lords.
  8. Re: NatWest T20 Blast I think Notts were subject to a pitch inspection for their last CC game at Trent Bridge, the game finished in about three days ? Hopefully means they have turned it into a batsman's paradise for you in response. Good luck with all these. I like the Worcs Pears shout from both you guys tonight. Am also on Essex for the outright, like you Kev i think the make-up of their side is very good. Hopefully Jesse Ryder doesn't end up in disgrace in a Chelmsford boozer ! Seen a few articles on the importance of this new format for the domestic game, hope it's a success this year for the counties and us punters alike.
  9. Re: County Championship 2014 Good luck this week Kev and Fishy. I've had small play on Sussex x Yorks double, 2.80 skybet. Sussex look bang on it, 2 wins this season. Ciders have managed two draws, i think they might have a tough season in 2014. Sssx look stronger just now in my humble opinion. Yorks also look solid, massive win vs Nants last week and now Root available again to augment a decent order. I wouldn't like to dismiss Middx, people like Robson and Finn are on it. However Yorks I believe won at HQ last season and look like they have enough belief to do so again. Prices were perhaps a bit thin but let's see how we go. Think weather not great for next couple of days so it might be draws again for us. Best of luck :)
  10. Re: County Championship 2014 Well done on Glamorgan gents, and Kev on Sussex :ok 98 for Mr Evans as well, I see ( shame none of them count towards our bets ! ) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Re: ICC World T20 2014 Nice one mate :ok Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Re: County Championship 2014 Best of luck Kev and Travis. Madsen looks like a very good call. I've had a few coins e/ w on Jaik Mickelburgh for Div 2 runs at 33/1, 850-ish in only 13 matches last year, looks a talented lad and could feature in the places if he kicks on. Madsen does look the one to beat though. i've also gone for Laurie Evans top Div 1 runs at 33/1, he was impressive last season and, if Warks are to go well with Troughton, Bell and (presumably) Trott absent at various times, he could feature if he can maintain form. Finishing top probably a big ask. I'll be delighted if your Kent prediction turns out to be correct Kev ! Bollinger could be a good signing, hopefully he avoids substitute duty for Aus over the summer. Notts do look solid this year don't they, will be surprising if they are not shaking the tree for some silverware come the autumn. Good luck guys :)
  13. Re: ICC World T20 2014 Looks like the Kiwi adventure is over; hope SL go on and win it for you :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Re: ICC World T20 2014 Great calls the last couple of days Kev :ok Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Re: ICC World T20 2014 Very unlucky today mate, at least one awful drop off Irfan that i saw and then 3 short for Shakib despite a classic knock. Hope for better luck tomorrow :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Re: ICC World T20 2014 Just further to above, just seen Ireland are a lot shorter than when i last looked - 13/8 now best with corals. Maybe that is still ok; Zimbabwe got beaten by hong kong today in warm up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Re: ICC World T20 2014 I think this is a hard one to figure out - many imponderables. I took a price of 16/1 on New Zealand before their ODI series with India. Even at that point they seemed like a cricketing nation on the up, recalling Otago's run in the Champions League last year for example. I like their batting order (although Jesse Ryder has ruled himself out now, silly boy), decent all-rounders like Neesham and Anderson and a high-quality seam attack who work well together. I think Mitchell McClenaghan could do good things in this comp for NZ, he is an imposing chap and his recent ODI stats are impressive. In the interests of balance, without Dan Vettori they lack a real top drawer spinner, which will hamper them in BD. McNathan is 'decent', and Kane Williamson can bowl tidy offspin, but these are not Ajmal or Narine, with respect. The Kiwis also have an abject recent white ball record in BD, against BD, and i guess you have to be prepared to look past that to consider them a good bet. They do have most of their team in good nick at the moment though, they are confident and have a captain i really like in BBMac. I think it is an interesting debate to have about whether they are a good bet at 10/1 now. I still fancy them to do something. West Indies also look like they are finding form at the right time. Think they had lost five or six t20s in a row including that defeat to Ireland, but have strung together a sequence now. Their batting depth and power is terrifying, genuine hitters all the way down to 8 against England yesterday. Plenty of bowling options as well, especially if Narine's knee is ok. Pollard a miss mind you. Aussies look a solid proposition, but at 4/1 you might argue they are a bit short on subcontinental soil. As you say, you can make a case for a number of teams - hard one to call. Whoever you pick, best of luck :) I have had an e/w nibble on Marlon Samuels top tournament runscorer at 50/1 ( paddy, 1/4 odds 1-4 ). His touch looks good enough given he's still coming back from injury, first drop in a team that could go deep so he has a chance of some decent crease time. He was 3rd on the runs chart in the 2012 world t20 and, whilst you could make a case for 20 or more guys, i think this looks a nice price for a player of his quality. Ireland to win their qualifying pool is another one I've taken, 2/1 on bet365 (think they might have shortened slightly in the last couple of days). Their commitment levels and motivation can never be doubted in these ICC comps, they have a point to prove. They walked the qualifying tournament in November and have that win against the Windies to give them a boost at the right time (that was a slightly understrength and rusty WI side though, to be fair, but they are still entitled to take encouragement from the result). Trent Johnson will be missed but they do still have some genuine quality, and guys like Stirling and K O'Brien have experience of playing in BD from last year's BPL. Zimbabwe are the threat in that pool, but I'm sure others will have read about the terrible state of cricket in that country. The players were on strike for some time, and while things have started to improve recently, you have to wonder what sort of state of mind these guys will be in. Not to mention the lack of competitive match practice in this format. I may be calling this all wrong but my instincts tell me this is quite a decent bet. Ireland have almost twice as many ICC T20 rating points as Zimbabwe ( 91 vs 46 - http://www.espncricinfo.com/rankings/content/page/211271.html ). Anyway, best of luck to everyone and hopefully it will be a good and exciting comp. :ok
  18. Re: West Indies vs England - ODI Series & T20 Series Spot on, mate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Re: West Indies vs England - ODI Series & T20 Series Jackpot !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Re: Asia Cup That was a nice start wasn't it ! Although i understand he injured his shoulder fielding, believe he went off the field. Got a scan today according to cricinfo, have to keep fingers x-ed he is ok. Good luck with Boom Boom. I did consider Ajmal top wicket taker, following a similar line of thinking around top-grade spinners causing these guys problems, but in the end passed that one over. Hopefully Hafeez can also put up some runs for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Re: Asia Cup Kev I think you are spot on regarding Mushfiqur mate. He is someone I rate really highly, even more so since he hit that double ton against Sri Lanka last year. Has got that Misbah-sort-of-quality of being consistent and less susceptible to brain fade at the wrong moment than his teammates. Was top runscorer for Bangladesh in the ODI series vs SL just finished and second-top in the NZ series before Christmas. I know players like Mominul Haque and Shamsur Rahman have been in the runs but I think this is a cracking bet at 9/2, especially absent Tamim and Shakib. I feel the cream rises in international tournament cricket, and this guy is it for Bangladesh. I went round in circles trying to solve the tournament winner puzzle, with no real success. Pakistan 7/2 after today's game, there could be some value in that because they have Afghanistan next up and without taking anything for granted that could be points on the board, all their top 6 got starts to some degree today and perhaps they can kick on. They lost one of their matches ( v India ) in the previous edition of this comp and still went in to win it. The big unknown is what India turns up, Dhoni leaves a hole of course but apparently Kholi has won 7 of 8 matches as stand in skipper. So many imponderables. Wish you, and everyone else, the best of luck. :)
  22. Re: Big Bash League 2013/14 I read that same article about Mendis and Malinga, and thought that he may not play, but on the Stars official website he is named in the squad for this match. Don't know if that helps or not mate.
  23. Re: New Zealand vs India ODI series Very nice start there Kev :)
  24. Re: Big Bash League 2013/14 Unlucky there, super over defeat always annoying. :(
  25. Re: Big Bash League 2013/14 Thanks, guys. Crikey that was close, what a cruel business it can be sometimes. From what I read he basically ran himself out - derp !! In better news, it was great that Perth finished the job - congrats to those who were on that. :) The side that lined up today look decent, think they will miss Shaun Marsh and Coulter-Nile when they trot off for the one-dayers.
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