Re: Cricket Discussion Thread
This is exactly my point you blithering idiot. The whole point of the group stage is to decide who is qualifying for the super 8's. Thus if you qualify first in one group, then you should be facing 2 of the teams that finished 2nd in 2 of the other groups. What you have done previously is irrelevent to this tournament. You have your seedings from pior to the tournament that decide groups and thats it. Thats as far as prior performance goes. This tourney saw the (likely) top 2 teams from each group as
which for this tournament for an utterly dumb reason makes the groupings for the next stage be Pak, Ind, Aus, SA in one group. That is stupid.
A simple format based on performance in this tournament (which is the whole point of the tournament) should have the groups as something like
Ind, WI, SA, NZ and;
Eng, Aus, SL, Pak
2 1st places, 2 2nd places in each group. Its not a hard concept, makes far more sense and is what is normally the way it goes in a proper tournament.