Southern Winter Cup - Preview
After a 6 month hiatus, simulation cricket is back. And what better way to kick off a new season than between two top teams.
On August 4th, Fishlipps.no-ip.org (ranked #3) will play host to World Cup semi-finalists, CricketMX.com (#1).
CricketMX.com, after their loss in the World Cup final to Sitepoint.com, will be looking to bounce back strongly with a win over the Fishbowl. It is expected to be a close game, and it would appear likely that Rat will make his ODI comeback, while a new bowler could well make his debut.
p2p-sharing-rules is a certainty in the bowling lineup, while Red XIII in all likelihood will also retain his spot. freddie or prototech, both without simulation cricket experience, both have chances of making the team, but it is also unlikely that the CricketMX.com administration would risk playing two debutants in the one-off match.
CricketMX.com are also without a quality spin bowler, which could leave garmabeaneth to play as a specialist bowler, while wanabe and nesman open.
Fishlipps.no-ip.org are expected to play a strong team, with AchaKamath promising to be one of ODI crickets best openers, after averaging 71.00 from 5 outings.
There have been rumours floating about that pokesthelippyfish could promote herself to number 3, while star bowler huru, has made his intentions clear of topping the SCA bowling rankings.
MensaP2P.com will be out to secure a second victory over arch-rivals Fishlipps.no-ip.org. After a significant loss the MensaP2P.com in the World Cup, Fishlipps.no-ip.org should be better prepared this time around, and as a result, go in favourites for the match.
Despite the entire squad having 66 ODI's experience between them, MensaP2P.com are still full of relative unknowns. However, there are emerging players, such as allrounder Rocktron, who has taken 4 ODI wickets and conceding just 7 runs. He also averages a handy 19.20 with the bat.
There is of course also, Imagine_If. The most experienced player in his team, with 3 Tests, 6 ODI's and a Twenty20 to his name, he is also one of simulation crickets most consistent batsmen; his top Test, ODI an Twenty20 scores are 69, 67 and 67 respectively. He averages 36.83 in ODI's.
It would not be unexpected, should an upset or two occur, as the three teams are reasonably evenly matched. However, CricketMX.com should get over Fishlipps.no-ip.org, who in turn should manage a victory against MensaP2P.com