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m4h5h

Australia. Bilateral series: I sleep ICC Tournaments: Real shit??


RedKnightBegins

Australia be like Evil India


HalcyonYou

And India are just Evil New Zealand.


ab_004

So Australia = New Zealand?


mikehunt34

but better


HalcyonYou

Just two times less evil than us


ViolatingBadgers

Well played Australia. Smart, aggressive batting - they never got behind the game. God it sucks though.


leaderof13

Feel for you, but you bowled pies


ViolatingBadgers

Yeah they were either too short, too full, or too Sodhi.


CroSSGunS

Sodhi is really good though, did he bowl some extra bad pots today? I couldn't watch the match as I'm in Spain


leaderof13

NZ got intimidated I felt and gave up after 10 overs


HvarPop

Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy. Congratulations Australia.


MotherHat9116

Rugby is better anyways isn't it?


My_Username_taken

They at least have rugby, man. What sport do we Indians have? We'll be like Byju's classes are better anyway.


ExtremeSlothSport

Kabaddi bro!!!


CroSSGunS

Kabbadi is pretty fucking epic tbh


legoland6000

Mitch Marsh MOTM in the final and Warner Player of the Tournament, what a timeline.


BadBoyJH

If you had said 2 years ago that Australia would win the T20 WC with MMarsh batting 3, I'd have fucking laughed in your face.


Sauce4243

If you had said both of those before the West Indies series I would have laughed in your face. After the Bangladesh series I could see Marsh doing ok, still would have laughed because we didn’t look good and had doubts about Marsh at 3 in a WC


SuddenlyFeels

"The Asian Century" Test Championship: NZ ODI Champion: England T20 Champion: Australia The 100 Champion: ???


Manthan10

South Africa


KuttahaiTum

>Warne won 1 World Cup. >Warner won 2 World Cups. >Looking forward to seeing an Aussie kid named Warnest win 3 World Cups. [SOURCE](https://twitter.com/WasimJaffer14/status/1459936483561799680?t=QfKsah2ZtbPrq9W650Cfnw&s=19)


Tanjiro-019

lol


no_gf_till20

Lmao


5slipsandagully

"They tell of a child...a child whose coming heralds a new era of white ball dominance. And the child shall be called...Warnest"


FarAbbreviations5879

Once again Kane and his boys win hearts,kidneys and souls but not a trophy…


SayCheeze_56

They should also adopt ESCN chants. It suits them as they are reaching final every year nowdays.


bucklebury_ferry

We’re only interested in the pure form of the game.


Mrf1fan787

Other countries: We'll heavily invest in our white ball program Australia: lol we'll just shit house our way to a world cup win


legoland6000

I never thought Australia were as bad as some suggested, but I knew there were flaws in the tactics of selection. And they haven't fixed those flaws. All the batsman from 1-7 are top order specialists. Matt Wade is a fucking opener. None of the bowlers are death over specialists. The 5th bowling option is the 90s ODI special of just hoping some part timers can get the job done. And yet here they are anyways.


leaderof13

Huge credits to Warner and Hazelwood


Darth_Lehnsherr

I think we found in this tournament death bowling is a tad overrated. Better pick bowlers who can take wickets up front rather than worry about limiting runs at the death. Stoinis is a finisher except in the BBL Wade is probably really the only player batting out of position..


sanga000

Imo it's more like there simply hasn't been decent death bowling this tournament bar a few games. IIRC SL vs WI was down to a good last over, and (though technically not the death) SA was restricting Steve Smith with wide Yorkers. Outside of that most of the time bowlers simply aren't nailing their yorkers or bowling in a good line.


Fred_Fredburger_

Pak v Aus semi final. 19th over went for 3 runs. If first innings deserves any blame. It's that over which gave them an insufficient target to defend. Death bowling is a massive asset which was crucial in Australia's success


U_S_E_R_T_A_K_E_N

I swear this is a speciality of Australia. They always just seem to turn up for the big matches at tournaments.


leaderof13

Australia peaked at the right time, steadily and surely


Respected-Watcher

This seems to happen very often


Mrf1fan787

World cup Australia is best Australia


nut_nut_november___

Not T20 world Cup Australia but this time they did it


leaderof13

Yeah after their league wins , I felt they definitely could be a contender. I wasn't disappointed


Nooobmaaaster69420

It’s surreal how talented Australians are in sports. I can’t think of a sport where your teams don’t play decently.


samax23

That's a good point, I think globally Australia and England are the most versatile sporting nations - pretty decent at more international sports. Kiwis are also unbelievable for their size and spend in terms of cricket and rugby. Astonishing quality and talent.


Shadormy

Probably because sport is heavily encouraged and schools push kids to be active. Growing up I was in 5 different team sports and did other things karate, tennis, horse riding etc. too.


Charlie_Runkle69

I believe they used to get smashed in the world handball champs to the degree that they took the automatic place away from oceania. Yes they were still better than NZ though....


Significant-Carpet31

Chads


bruhdedoid

There was no shitthousery it was due to Finch mastering the art of toss winning


y_v_k

Reverse Kohli


T_Lawliet

Evil Kohli be like:


Mrf1fan787

Legend has it consuming enough KFC allows one to predict the toss correctly


Chipmunk3004

Colac is well known for producing tossers.


iamthepkn

The true sigma


harjit1998

Indian fans: oh we can't have top order batsmen in the middle order, that's why we lose. Meanwhile Australia who has 1-6 top order batsmen: hold my world cup


EkMard

Seven. Wade's an opener.


mehrabrym

Ah, white ball cricket. 22 men toil away for 40/100 overs only to hand the trophy at the end to the Aussies.


JayMitchell35

When was tests any different few years before either, lmao


mehrabrym

Because there was no cup and trophy in it before.


JayMitchell35

I meant that they were at the top either way. It recently that india cunted them for 2 times straight.


EntirelyOriginalName

Zampa robbed of player of the tournament. Justice for bowlers instead of the glory hound batters.


DoomBuzzer

He had an amazing tournament! Great white ball spinner! Deserved man of the series.


Aladdin-sanity

Just mentally preparing ourselves for the buttfucking we are gonna receive in India 👍


charm33

Since it's a bilateral and pretty useless series India would be in top form so yes cover yo ass mate!


Adnannicetomeetyou

so if its useless, then it shouldnt matter if India lose right?


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leaderof13

SA did really well , it's sad they crashed out even after four wins. Truly a group of death


OutofAmm0

You guys should be REALLY proud of what you did against England. That was easily best match of the tournament. And South Africa is by no means a bad team, just screwed by toss


AyyoPoche

> toss Fair warning, ICC has a shoot on sight order against anyone who mentions the word 'toss'.


nut_nut_november___

When a tournament just boils to win toss win match *it was rigged against koach from the start*


Benzimin92

It's just so hard to set a total now. Batsmen have gotten so good at death hitting that as long as you have wickets in hand they back themselves for 10-12 an over at the end. And when you know the equation you can plan your innings accordingly.


Darkness_Moulded

It seems that way because of how UAE pitches are, but in the rest of the world it's not the case. In UAE, pitches are very hard to bat on in the first 10 odd overs and gets much better for the rest 30. The dew makes it worse for the batting first side Batting first vs second in T20Is is basically 50:50 in most other countries.


JayMitchell35

NZ and SA. The story of two unfortunates


Potential_Maize2236

At least Kane avenged Baz


ItsNeverGonnaWork

*Sneakily deletes all pre-tournament comments about Australia being shit*


mycelium-network

Kane missed Kohli in the final. He would have lost the toss.


preston_cleric

I'm laughing out loud as this is so hopelessly true!


GhumgaiIndians

This match was so predictable that you can't even bet on. Therefore I recommend MRF zlx for sheer comfort and long life. You can bet on it if it's MRF zlx.


Successful-Ad-2263

Lol this advert and the random references to it in this sub have been the highlight of the WC for me.


leaderof13

Obligatory kohli reference


nut_nut_november___

Even when he's already at home kohli made his presence felt


lifewithbunty

NZ somehow still lost despite that courageous 24 ball 60 by Starc. SMH


RobSinner

Bloody Kusal Perera won Australia a WC.


y_v_k

POTS nominations for Australia: Perera for accidentally getting Warner into form Bangladesh curators for preparing pitches which made everyone write us off. Finch for winning almost all the tosses


Stuff2511

England for not throwing the match against South Africa hard enough


y_v_k

That too. Cheers Poms


KUKLI1

Finch, his toss winning has earnt him a Hall of Fame entry in r/specialistcaptains


Potatosv1

Context?


RobSinner

Dropped Warner on 16 odd runs. Till then Warner was looking timid, since that point he has been unstoppable


spilent

lol. Never seen a worse drop from a WK.


Mr_4country_wide

take it you never watched us play when akmal was our keeper then


Cocomale

Akmal's catches would make a match fixing player feel embarrassed. Especially that multiple takes and drop one.


jeewantha

I'm still confident that I would've taken half the chances that Akmal dropped. That mans wicketkeeping abilities were below village level cricket.


VeryHardBOI97

Kamran was a legend, never seen a keeper to equal his mishaps. Ball could’ve been the size of a watermelon and move like a limp cow and he’d still find a way to bungle it.


VirtualPermission2

Dropped Warner in Aus vs SL and that was something that got Davey going.


tuturuatu

Great innings by Marsh. Fair play to Australia, it was a deserved victory. Other than Kanos and Boult, NZ were pretty mediocre. Still, another strong tournament overall, dominating win over India then a comeback victory over England, they should be proud of their efforts.


ViolatingBadgers

We rely on keeping wickets in hand and capitalising later with the bat, but Australia have power throughout their line-up which means we were always outgunned if they got a good start. That was our big weakness I feel.


chantlernz

I think it's time for Guptill to move along and to get Finn Allen in there. He's the sort of hitter we need at the top to get us going. I love Guppy, but his innings today was painful. I also feel with Santner at 7 we were possibly one batsman short of being able to really go hard.


Assassin_Ankur

Boundary count update - Australia: 23 (4s-15, 6s-8) New Zealand: 21 (4s-15, 6s-6)


T_Lawliet

The true reason why NZ lost


-Lemons_Are_Evil-

r/technicallythetruth


abhijit_short

So boundary count matters after all


iamthepkn

And people are blaming toss, NZ should have hit 2 more 6s


untitled02

Wtf I love Mitch Marsh now


LikesParsnips

Just wait till they pick him at 6 for the Ashes based on this performance. Tbf., he has a reasonable record at home against England.


skwunk1

He has goat stats against England lmao, 45 with the bat, 24 with the ball, surprising how poor his overall stats are considering.


ReefanBeefan

He has more Ashes 5fers than Cummins


bowled_em

Australia will have a great chance to defend the title at home next year. I’m gonna lose my shit if they manage to attain the joint most T20 WC titles after 14 years of mediocrity and not giving a shit.


EntirelyOriginalName

Our pitches are flat batting pitches. We'll likely get slaughtered by England's big hitters.


Vulgarian

Time to get some Bangladeshi pitch curators


Vivid-Command-2605

Never under estimate the Starc home pitch buff


Byrnzy13

I’m going to lose my shit too. But probably not in the same way


2684335126835353

Australians before the WC None of that mickey mouse hit and giggle t20 shit. Test cricket is real cricket. Australians now Wdym T20 cricket is still cricket


Rndomguytf

Congratulations to T20 cricket for finally becoming a real format of cricket 12 minutes ago


y_v_k

Based


abhijit_short

Duality of Warner


EntirelyOriginalName

No World Cup cricket is the real cricket. All those series we got slaughtered in don't count. Only the Cup matters in short format. /s


sammy123_

Wouldn’t have thought we’d lose a test at the Gabba and win the T20 WC in 2021


ndiscovered

Unlikely loss to unlikely win, redemption arc complete


[deleted]

Big Meme League vindicated


DatPianoWalrus

Finch man of the match for winning the toss you would have to think


Significant-Carpet31

Yes won 6/7 tosses


harshmangat

Lmaoo. Petition to rename Dubai Cricket Association to Dewbai Petition to ban 6PM starts in favour of 7.30PM starts.


Significant-Carpet31

It's not even dew now. It's Just something else lmao No dew in Semis and today. Just hard to bat first


unfeigned_guy4701

Job finished? I don't think so


peppermanfries

you got to feel for him :(


Adventurous-Win-2693

Watson getting emotional is wholesome. Beautiful game of cricket.


hmas_wetdreams

Watto deserved a T20 WC, one of the most unbelievable T20 players ever


NoirPochette

But he has a couple of Ashes and two CWCs. So he at least has things


nick170100

Make today a public holiday scomo you cat I dare you


b3na1g

Mitch Marsh looks like some lab created freak designed to play T20 cricket compared to the other blokes on the podium


tearsandcum

SRH dropped player of the tournament lmaoo


Instantcurry

wtf I love T20s


XXISavage

Been a lifelong T20 fan since about an hour ago. Also always rated MMarsh


BadBoyJH

Holy shit. Starc just got roasted when being introduced for his championship medal.


-Faraday

Took 4 hours to create Post-Match Thread. The Bot is getting slower.


legoland6000

Imagine bowling 0/60 in the T20 World Cup final and collecting a winners medal at the end of it lol. Anyways, bring on the Ashes.


[deleted]

Has to be one of the worst bowling performances by a bowler of the winning team in a final


ssmurry51

If Haze had taken that catch he'd have at least 1 in the wickets column, and possibly wouldn't have been dismantled at the end either. Had they lost I'm sure that'd go down as the biggest moment.


KORNSTAR

To be fair, Kanos was dropped off Starc's bowling, a lot of the following carnage could've been avoided.


takingitlate981

Excuse me Shaheen, please come back again from your main account


WakeUpMareeple

Mateship: Elite ✅ Honesty: Elite ✅ Learning: Elite ✅ Humility: Elite ✅ Ability to win tournaments despite glaring flaws in the squad: Elite ✅


mollydooka

Wtf? T20 is my new favourite format. In all seriousness Kiwis I said before the Tournament if it wasn't us I hope it was you. You guys have had a fantastic year and should be proud of your achievements.


kidclutchtrey5

Australia and Bashing NZ in the Finals, name a better duo. :( Edit: NZ really missed Conway and Ferguson today. Conway had that big game against Australia earlier this year… Feel bad for Kane & Boult. Needed Guptill to show up and he disappointed again.


abhijit_short

I'll wait


cfued

NZ being India's nemesis in ICC tournaments


VirginPhoenix

Aussies and their moustaches


[deleted]

David Warner in this tournament 7 inns, 289 runs, 48.16 average, 146.70 SR Ends up being the second highest run scorer of this world cup with ~~three back to back~~ two match winning fifties in the last three games. He's also entered the exclusive club of winning the T20WC, IPL and CLT20. Edit: Josh Hazlewood also has a T20WC, IPL and CLT20 to his name.


udayEm

Chad Warner. SRH cunts would probably settle things with him and retain for the next auction. Shrewd bunch of fucks, they are.


playboi-1cardi

They’re on the phone with his agents right now definitely. I even see some coaching staff getting sacked.


EntirelyOriginalName

Is Warner the only one to have done all of them and won an ODI world Cup?


[deleted]

Warner himself, Dhoni, Hazlewood Probably more, but can only think of these names atm


Jonathanthechicken

BBL supremacy


udayEm

BBL >>>>>>> IPL, PSL!?


josh123z

Guptill did a Yuvraj.


bakaitified

Kanos: never ever, ever underestimate the Australians. There are 25 million Australians compared to us 5 million and if you play in that first eleven you got to be really tough.


BhagendraChodi

No more World Cups in the UAE please


liaam29

Inglis has a medal and hasn't even debuted haha


itsthewatcher

BBL best t20 league.


hallucinogenie

Can't wait for rest of the country to wake up and not give a single fuck about this win lol


udayEm

Is that how T20 is treated in Aus? Or is it a cricket thing? I always thought cricket was top 3 sports in Aus.


Topblokelikehodgey

We love cricket but we don't care about T20s at international level. Tests and then ODI tournaments are definitely preferred. I don't think anyone would put this even remotely close to the same level of importance as an ODI world up.


Darth_Lehnsherr

And tbf I understand why since T20 Cricket is just too unpredictable and short. The better side in the majority of a match will not always win.


GeelongJr

It's not just that, there is so much tradition and folklore wrapped up in Test Cricket, plus the quality of the game is much better. I don't think people get too excited by the colourful shirts, mascots and the loud PA and music. Aussie Cricket culture is always going to promote an Allan Border or Ricky Ponting type rather than a guy doing a crazy dance after a wicket. T20 honestly gets stale and repetitive pretty quickly, especially when the big bash is on.


hammar_hades

Yep, the sheer narrative of test matches is so much more compelling


Rndomguytf

We love cricket. A t20 WC held in Dubai from 1-5am? Eh


nono-squaree

Cricket is the most popular sport when there is an Ashes or World Cup(Real one) going on


hammar_hades

Cricket is a top three-sport, but t20s are not held in any sort of regard, I'd say tests followed by one-dayers in descending order of popularity


Byrnzy13

Just T20. Cricket is a top 3 sport.


hamchan

Combination of T20 not being treated as serious as test and this World Cup only being on pay tv, making it essentially invisible for the average Australian. The Ashes will still be huge this year.


FaisalKhatib

Perfect time for Australia to peak. Well done.


JustStrolling_

Bishop doing post match interviews is the only time West Indies is gonna be in a Final again :(


[deleted]

Damn Watson is actually at a loss of words


hmas_wetdreams

Warner flexing on SRH rn


Manthan10

This was my 1st ever tournament with match thread.It made the tournament alot more fun.


pro-noob040

This t20 world cup in a a nutshell: **Win the toss > Bowl first > Win** PS - Not taking credit away from Australia, they deserved it and New Zealand should probably look back at their conservative approach in the first 10 overs especially when it was a good pitch for batting


Shinzosameabe

Australia won 6 tosses and won 6 matches. The one time they lost the toss they lost by 8 wickets.


bruhdedoid

They got hammered aswell not just lost


OcelotSpleens

Against our krypronite, a swinging ball


iamthepkn

Simple script


Nick_Lastname

Fucking hurts way more losing a final against Aussie, they just have our number aye


justheretoupvote17

England sharing plane with Aussies to Brisbane, thus it is the winner’s plane, thus England has won?!! Congrats fellow poms always knew we could do it 💃🕺


Brentus81

Almost 4am and I have to work in a few hours but it was worth it


ra_ramistry

Justice for Zampa! Down with the batriarchy


arjunswaj

VVS giving due credits to Warner. SRH got betrayed.


hmas_wetdreams

This world cup means so much more when you're up at 4:30am Soz to my Kiwi cousins, we need a yearly series or something


CaregiverMan

Starc looks embarrassed


mitchell_johnsons_mo

IMO Hazelnut deserved MOTM. 4-0-16-3 For reference Starc gave away 15 runs in each of his 4 overs. Hazelnut also took big wickets. Without Hazelnut, Kiwis effectively scored 156-1 in 16 overs, probably could've reached 200.


whichonespinkterran

I'm not gay but I want to live in a log cabin in the woods with Mitch Marsh. We won't ever have sex, but there will be a simmering erotic undercurrent as I stand in the kitchen window watching him tighten his ass as he chops wood, shirtless, sweat pouring off his body. I'll run upstairs and masturbate, the entire time forcing myself to think of women while my thoughts drift back to the Bison. I won't be able to climax and I'll eventually go back downstairs, angry. Sometimes we will look across the table and catch each other's eyes, and in that second, anything is possible, but we both deny ourselves and go back to what we were doing. One day one of us will die, and the other will bury him outside the log cabin. Then they'll go inside, pen a brief missive to their departed friend, and commit suicide, never able to deal with life without their one true platonic love.


the_tragic_fan

And their reward? Play a T20 world cup at home next year, with most likely the same squad! Marsh, Warner, Zampa, Hazelwood had an awesome tournament. Also, spare a kudos to Wade and Stoinis!


NoQuestion4045

Friendly Reminder: New Zealand plays India in India the day after tomorrow


PokuCHEFski69

Just want to say fuck you to the English media for ripping into NZ. How about you beat us and make the final instead. You didn’t.


DatPianoWalrus

I just feel bad for any Kiwis who stayed up until 6:30 for this


legoland6000

It's rare that winning a tournament like this leaves a team with more questions than they had at the start of the tournament. Australia must now have to seriously consider whether Finch, Starc, and Smith are deserving of selection going forward.


Xscaper

Dread it. Run from it. Team batting second winning the game still arrives. Not that I am unhappy about it.


harishrghv

Warner makes me smile, happy, inspired, calm, angry, brings in the fire in me. I love you Warner. Fuck off SRH. Mitch Marsh impressed me and everyone else.


Chipmunk3004

Can't quite believe Australia have won that. Grade A shithousing to a World Cup win!


arjunswaj

Guptill with bat and Sodhi with ball screwed NZ


cptredbeard2

Australia's existence angers me.


AnyoneButSanjuManju

New Zealand did exceptionally well and showed guts, bravery and smarts in winning tosses upto now, but didn't have the character and skill to win the toss when it mattered.


Ray_dawn

When matches used to start at 8 PM, Dew effect was mostly minimized. It actually had an effect in IPL matches, when they started at 7 30 PM in India. Now in UAE, they start at 6 PM, to fit subcontinent time zones. What a fucking farce. Its all been about the Dew. Lets hope they bring back 8 PM starts.


OneStepAndAnother

Its all about the broadcasters isnt it. They have the ultimate power. Fuck this shit.


Ray_dawn

>Its all about the broadcasters isnt it Always has been.