Monday, February 12, 2007

Soothsayer from UTOPIA

My prediction for the first round. I think South Africa will top Group A. The second round will see a resurgent India beat Australia in a totally one-sided game in their first game. India will continue its run beating West Indies, New Zealand and England before being checked by South Africa. India will start afresh beating Pakistan in their last game. finishing second behind South Africa in the overall table.

Group A

South Africa
Australia

Group B

India
Srilanka

Group C

England
New Zealand

Group D

Pakistan
West Indies

Second Round

South Africa
India
Srilanka
Australia

Semi Final

India vs Srilanka -------------> India
SA vs Australia -------------> Australia

Final

India vs Australia

Rahul Dravid lifts the cup.

India will beat Srilanka in a bitterly fought semifinal. Australia will trounce SA in the other semi setting up a 2003 encore - but this time only to go down to the Men In Blue.

Sehwag will prove vital with both bat and ball throughout the tourney. Yuvraj will give way to Dinesh Karthik as his lack of preparation will show in the early games. India must use Sreesanth only to rest Zaheer or Munaf for the initial games.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Pakistan will at least reach the semi finals. If Shoaib and Shabbir are fit before the world cup, Pakistan even have a chance to reach the finals.

-A Pakistani

Ajay said...

quite an optimistic prediction...watch out for england..they mite spring a surprise..

Rajesh said...

yeah rite.

Deepa said...

Ezhundhuru Rajesh ezhundhuru.

Rajesh said...

Deepa,
my dream will come true.

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