dirty leeds wrote:It's the English way. Got the Olympics? Make sure our potential medalists have the support. Also make sure a few of the best candidates have their finals on Super Saturday. Everyone's happy.
Cricket? We are shit at the ODIs. Invest heavily, turn it around... just in time for the WC in our own back yard.
Test cricket? Wot, you mean we haven"t been training up proper test batsman in time for The Ashes? Shit, we lost again. Must sort this out in time for...
I refer you all to my earlier post.
Root should not be captain. [Said that before they made him captain, too.]
Bowlers are OK; batting is seriously lacking. Proper cricket needs some attention. The shortest forms of bish-bosh are shite. [We don't need The Hundred.]
It could still end up 2-2, though. Which wouldn't be a fair reflection of the series, but there you go.
Whenever we lose to the Cobbers [or, indeed, lose the Ryder Cup], I reckon it's best to remember that unless they win sometimes we wouldn't enjoy it so much when we get it right.
And give credit where it's due: Smith is superb and should captain again. Cummins seems a decent sort anorl.
Well done to the Aussies.