Week 6

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The Cricket World Cup rolls into the ultimate week of motion with seemingly extra on the road than there was this time final week, with some large video games forward to find out the make-up of the ultimate 4. Right here to information you thru them are The Roar’s professional tipping panel.

To assume that only a week in the past, we had been all sitting round, questioning what the purpose was of enjoying the ultimate set of video games as a result of the highest 4 was absolutely locked and loaded.

If we might have hit quick ahead there after which, taking us on to knockout cricket, there are lots who would have accepted the provide.

And but, one week later, following England’s twin failures to Sri Lanka and Australia, in addition to Pakistan’s kind, the match has been burst huge open, and simply possibly, the hosts might miss the highest 4, though a whole lot of that would hinge on their outcome in a single day towards India, which, on the time of writing, is trying pretty constructive.

The ultimate week of motion will get underway with the struggling West Indies, who unbelievably haven’t discovered a option to win once more since their first-up demolition job of Pakistan taking over Sri Lanka.

The race for the finals will get critical after that although, with Bangladesh trying to keep alive towards India earlier than England play an important recreation towards New Zealand, with neither workforce locked into the finals but.

Afghanistan will play the West Indies on Thursday in a little bit of a nothing recreation, however it is going to be the ultimate probability for the Afghanis to place a win on the board at this match.

Pending on earlier outcomes, Bangladesh and Pakistan may very well be probably the most essential recreation of all the match on Friday, earlier than the race for the highest spot on the desk comes right down to the ultimate day as India tackle Sri Lanka, and Australia are again in motion after seven days relaxation towards South Africa.

The deadline to have your ideas as a part of The Crowd’s figures (through the use of the shape under) is at 6pm (AEST) on Monday night forward of the primary recreation of the week.

Ronan O’Connell

Ideas: West Indies, India, England, West Indies, Pakistan, India, Australia

The Windies have checked out and have a tendency to battle with motivation so I’m tipping Sri Lanka to complete their match on a excessive with a win right here.

India are rolling via this World Cup like a Maybach and as a lot as it will be nice for the match for Bangladesh to win this match I don’t see it occurring. India’s bowling is simply too good.

The Kiwis have gone off the boil on the worst doable time. Not solely have they misplaced their previous two matches however their batting lineup is a large number. England will benefit from their vulnerability right here.

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It could be good for world cricket if Afghanistan can go residence with no less than one win below their belt and this match is a large alternative to do exactly that after shedding a thriller to Pakistan. But I nonetheless can’t tip them, their batting is simply too flaky so I’m going with the Windies.

This can be a hell of a match. Each of those groups are nonetheless an enormous probability to pip England for a spot within the semi-finals. That is such a tricky choose, I can’t break up these groups. However I’m going to go together with Pakistan purely as a result of I feel Babar Azam is a person for the large moments.

India are on one other degree to Sri Lanka in ODIs today and may give them a pleasant previous hiding on this match. It gained’t be shut.

Australia, extremely, have now gained 15 of their final 16 ODIs, in addition to all three of their warm-up matches within the UK previous to this match. That’s 18 wins from 19 video games, an exceptional run of kind. SA’s batting lineup is labouring at current and Australia’s assault has simply hit high gear. Australia for me.

Glenn Maxwell celebrates with teammates

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David Schout

Ideas: West Indies, India, England, West Indies, Pakistan, India, Australia

Neither the West Indies nor Sri Lanka have had a really memorable World Cup, bar the latter’s well-known win over England at Headingley. On expertise alone (Pooran, Hetmyer, Cottrell, Thomas) the Windies have the sting, so I’ll go for them, albeit with out an terrible lot of confidence.

I’m going with favourites India towards Bangladesh however actually hope the plucky Tigers can have an actual crack. A win would additionally arrange an unimaginable remaining recreation towards Pakistan, the winner of which might make the semi-finals.

I’ve caught by England with my ideas all through the World Cup, so I’m selecting them once more over the Black Caps. Some hotter, drier climate presents itself this week so Eoin Morgan might get the street he (and Jonny Bairstow) so need.

I’ve stated all match that I actually, actually need Afghanistan to win no less than one recreation, and I actually, actually hope they knock off the Windies. However I’m tipping Jason Holder and co who, to be sincere, might go both means right here given it’s a lifeless rubber.

Pending different outcomes, Pakistan versus Bangladesh may very well be a straight shootout for the fourth spot. And it will be becoming that two of the match’s most fun outfits get to take action. I’m tipping a Babar Azam ton with a Pakistan win and, probably, a semi-final towards Australia or India.

India’s final recreation earlier than the semis may very well be a rout, with Sri Lanka half a foot on the airplane. Anticipate Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, as they’ve executed all World Cup, to dominate.

The Aussies could have had a full seven-day break earlier than they face the Proteas and as such, will likely be resting nobody earlier than their semi-final. Eight months in the past, Faf du Plessis’s facet comfortably beat the Aussies on residence soil, however either side have gone in reverse instructions since then. Australia for me.

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Dan Liebke

Ideas: Sri Lanka, India, England, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Australia

Perilously near being a meaningless recreation to open on the time of creating the following tips. However Sri Lanka theoretically have a path to the finals. It’s a meandering path, filled with unbelievable horrors, and regardless of a courageous face, the Sri Lankan facet are absolutely marching to their doom. However it’s greater than what the West Indies have, and that may make all of the distinction.

I’d love nothing greater than Bangladesh to defeat India and hold their semi-final hopes alive. However realistically I don’t know the way they’ll obtain this. One thing absurd from Shakib Al Hasan presumably. Show me flawed, Bangladesh. Show me flawed.

England will virtually actually have to win towards the Black Caps to make the semi-finals. After an undefeated early run, New Zealand’s wheels have began to fall off. Why they had been enjoying on wheels within the first place stays a thriller. However, England’s desperation ought to get them residence over the Black Caps.

The West Indies will nonetheless be partying. Afghanistan to grab their first win of their remaining match.

There’s each probability Pakistan and Bangladesh will likely be an elimination match for the fourth semi-final spot. So, it’s an excellent time for Pakistan’s World Cup coin to return down heads and guarantee them victory.

India have an excessive amount of energy for Sri Lanka, and can subsequently win this match. Generally cricket is that straightforward.

After a break of eight days, will South Africa present as much as this match? I don’t imply metaphorically. I imply actually. Will there be an precise South African workforce fronting for this remaining recreation? I can’t assure that, and thus, in good conscience, I can’t tip them. Australia to enter the semi-finals with one remaining win.

Daniel Jeffrey

Ideas: West Indies, India, England, West Indies, Pakistan, India, Australia

Exhausting to imagine that the West Indies are nonetheless caught on one win. With Sri Lanka’s finals hopes all however gone, the lads from the Caribbean ought to choose up their second victory right here.

India ought to have the ability to deal with Bangladesh, though it’s must-win time for the Tigers.

New Zealand’s lack of batting depth has been uncovered of their final couple of matches. I’m fearful their sturdy begin to the match towards comparatively weak sides has inflated everybody’s notion of them. An England facet in want of a win will likely be no straightforward activity, and I’ll take the hosts on this one.

It could be a disgrace to see Afghanistan depart England with no World Cup win. They’ve come shut a few occasions, however the West Indies would possibly fancy their probabilities towards a spin-heavy assault.

Penning this earlier than England’s matches towards India and New Zealand, it’s arduous to know simply how necessary this match goes to be. If the hosts have dropped even one match, this one between Bangladesh and Pakistan goes to be one for the ages, with an environment to match. Pakistan appear to have a little bit extra momentum proper now, so I’ll take them and their higher assault to get the win.

Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes look annoyed.

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India shouldn’t worry by Sri Lanka (though the Lankans have shocked us earlier than on this World Cup), and the identical ought to be stated about Australia when dealing with South Africa. Let’s go together with the favourites in each matches to complete off the group stage strongly.

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Scott Pryde

Ideas: West Indies, India, England, West Indies, Pakistan, India, Australia

Simply an enormous week of cricket forward, however let’s begin off with the video games that basically imply one thing for the ultimate 4, then take care of the lifeless rubbers.

Bangladesh and India on Tuesday is the primary of these. As a lot as you’d like to see the Tigers keep within the race to play finals cricket, they simply don’t have the depth to go together with India except they discover a option to take a heap of early wickets and expose the center order.

England and New Zealand guarantees to be a belter, however an important one at that. The struggles of the house facet have been effectively documented, and even when they do discover a option to beat India in a single day, with Pakistan’s win over Afghanistan, they nonetheless have to win to be secure.

New Zealand, however, are into their remaining recreation, and a win will depart them needing a web run charge situational to make the finals, ought to Pakistan win their remaining recreation.

England are the extra well-rounded of the 2 sides although, though it might effectively rely on what kind of pitch is served up.

That brings us to the third vital conflict between Bangladesh and Pakistan. If Bangladesh managed to beat India on Monday, each groups are nonetheless alive. Pakistan have the highest order although, with the category of Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq, in addition to the superb spin bowling of Shadab Khan in all probability sufficient to get them previous the one man military of Shakib Al Hasan.

There may be loads of intrigue across the remaining day as effectively. India and Australia ought to each win their matches towards the shocking Sri Lanka and struggling South Africa respectively in comfy style, however first place might nonetheless be on the road.

Within the different video games, I’ll take the West Indies to choose up their first wins in weeks, beating Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Exhausting to see both workforce competing with them if the batting will get going, and whereas it’s an enormous if, neither of the bowling assaults ought to threaten the person from the Carribean.

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