There you go. The final 4 of the ICC CWC 2007 have been decided and it's basically what one had predicted even before the tournament started. A few hiccups here and there but things finally went the way they were thought to go! So, here's the final four:
Australia: The ultimate package. By far the favourites.
Sri Lanka: The most versatile attack. Invincibles in this form, just give them a slow dead pitch
South Africa: If they were called chokers, Greame Smith dismissd any such notions with utter disdain today.
New Zealand: The black horse. How much ever I want SA to win, nothing like a Aus-NZ final!
Another intersting thing I noted today. While everyone here want the likes of our "seniors" - Ganguly, Sachin, Sehwag out of our Indian Cricket Team (yes, the same Team India as it is more fashionably called these days) because of their age and the need of a fresh change, almost everyone forgot to see the top run getters in this World Cup- the average age comes upwards of 33. Apparently, experience does matter!
|WC 2007 Runs||Current Age||Career ODIs|
|ML Hayden (Aus)l||477||35 years 170 days||142|
|JH Kallis (SA)||463||31 years 183 days||255|
|SB Styris (NZ)||435||31 years 281 days||131|
|RT Ponting (Aus)||414||32 years 119 days||277|
|ST Jayasuriya (SL)||379||37 years 291 days||387|