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    #26
    Indeed they are, though I wouldn't be at all surprised if India are similarly ridiculous in Dubai.

    Bookies are always incredibly eager to take dumb money.

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      #27
      I really think Australia are a decent bet

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        #28
        England world cup kit. Not a fan of this shade - looks a bit weak and pyjama-y with matching trousers.

        https://twitter.com/bbctms/status/1130906687689437185?s=19​​​​​​

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          #29
          Presumably India's will be darker, then.

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            #30
            Yes.

            https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1101706262025101312?s=19

            England's is a tribute to the 92 kit apparently though why you'd want to specifically encourage them to lose in the final I don't know.

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              #31
              Australia
              https://twitter.com/ESPNcricinfo/status/1115837166159106051?s=19

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                #32
                S Africa
                https://twitter.com/ESPNcricinfo/status/1119231795655061504?s=19

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                  #33
                  Not sure what's going on with the Bangladesh kit. They released one that had no red on it and it received a lot of criticism and tongue in cheek suggestions that they were going to play under the name East Pakistan. I think they've gone back to the drawing board.

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                    #34
                    Expectations have been built up absurdly high for England. The good thing about that is that if they fail to win, it gives an opportunity to ask serious questions of the ECB and their absurd Underpants Gnomes style stewardship of the game over the past few years. Would be good to get rid of as many as possible out of Graves, Harrison, Giles and Smith.

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                      #35
                      England have lost 4 home ODIs in the last 3 years. Expectations are legitimate.

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                        #36
                        2016
                        vs Sri Lanka 3-0
                        vs Pakistan 4-1
                        2017
                        vs Ireland 2-0
                        vs S. Africa 2-1
                        Champions trophy - bt Bangladesh, NZ, Australia, lost to Pakistan
                        vs West Indies 4-0
                        2018
                        vs Australia 5-0
                        vs India 2-1
                        2019
                        vs Pakistan 4-0

                        Of course they are beatable on a day, but that is form worthy of being favourites.

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                          #37
                          This seems like a really stupid question given that every nation will have their own kit supplier. But the uniforms aren't centrally designed are they? There seem to be a lot of common elements.

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                            #38
                            Big fan of that England kit.

                            Anyway, who's going to games? I've been pretty unlucky with it all - partly as a result of tardiness last year when the first tranche of tickets went on sale - but will be at Bangladesh v NZ at the Oval and, possibly, Aus v NZ at Lord's.

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                              #39
                              Originally posted by Etienne View Post
                              England have lost 4 home ODIs in the last 3 years. Expectations are legitimate.
                              I agree with this and would ask how the critics of the odds would otherwise calculate them. England are clearly favoured by the format to make the semis, where even a total lottery would be 3-1, but they have beaten everyone at home they might meet in a semi or final.

                              One chance in three does not seem outlandish to me.

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                                #40
                                Which if any of the last round of group matches are going to be effective quarter-finals, with winners going through at the expense of losers? England v NZ, India v Sri Lanka, Australia v South Africa?

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                                  #41
                                  Originally posted by Kevin S View Post
                                  England world cup kit. Not a fan of this shade - looks a bit weak and pyjama-y with matching trousers.

                                  https://twitter.com/bbctms/status/1130906687689437185?s=19​​​​​​
                                  Man City just have to dominate everything, don't they?

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                                    #42
                                    Originally posted by Levin View Post
                                    This seems like a really stupid question given that every nation will have their own kit supplier. But the uniforms aren't centrally designed are they? There seem to be a lot of common elements.
                                    Isn't that just cricket kits in general all being quite homogeneous in each format?

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                                      #43
                                      Which if any of the last round of group matches are going to be effective quarter-finals, with winners going through at the expense of losers? England v NZ, India v Sri Lanka, Australia v South Africa?
                                      I reckon England will be through by then but NZ might need something, Sri Lanka could be out by that point, though Aus v SA could be yer one.

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                                        #44
                                        Love the Indian and Sri Lankan kits.

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                                          #45
                                          That Pakistan kit is A1. The Australian kit serves two functions perfectly: it very classic Australian, and it has enough stupid features (that weird neckline) to make you annoyed with the people wearing them.
                                          Last edited by diggedy derek; 22-05-2019, 15:58.

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                                            #46
                                            England should certainly be overwhelming favourites. That doesnít mean the ECB should have boxed themselves into a corner where anything other than lifting the trophy will be seen not just as a disappointment but a disaster.

                                            It will be a terrible shame if England donít win, partly because it could well be their last reasonable chance, given that the ECB is now making all domestic 50 over cricket a 2nd XI game.

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                                              #47
                                              All the captains. Bangladesh have put a red band on their kit after all. England's is growing on me a bit.

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                                                #48
                                                Have the squads been finalised yet? It was supposed to have been finalised by the 22nd, but I've only seen England and Pakistan "confirmed" yet. I guess the others could all have gone with their provisional ones.

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                                                  #49
                                                  Only Morgan and Holder eschewing facial hair. Lord Maclaurin wouldn't be impressed. Sarfraz looks about 45.

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                                                    #50
                                                    Good news everybody. There's a Podmore(cast) at half-eleven.

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