Saturday, January 25, 2014

Thoughts of an Aussie Cricket Fan

I’m Aussie. And I’m a cricket fan. So yes, right now I’m pretty happy with our boys!

How long that happiness will last though, now that the team are winners, is a point of great doubt.

For me, the joy of the emphatic 5-0 success in the Ashes series comes mostly from knowing how low the team has been within the last twelve months. I became a more-than-casual cricket fan somewhere between the Aussie team being on the other end of an Indian Test series whitewash less than a year ago, and failing to regain the Ashes in July/August with England’s 3-0 victory on home soil.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Lyon Expected Unpredicted Aussie Response

Nathan Lyon has rubbed salt into England's wounds by declaring that there was never any doubt that Australia would bounce back in the return Ashes series.

The Aussies are on the verge of a wonderfully unexpected 5-0 whitewash against their old rivals after battering England in the four Tests in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne to date.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New year wishes of a DieHard Cricket Fan

In the new year, all Diehard Cricket Fans sincerely hope...

The Indian bowlers will pick some wickets and concede lesser runs than their batsmen can score.
[350 in every second match is inhuman even for the best batting lineup in the world.]

The Pakistan batsmen will put enough runs on the board for their bowlers to defend.
[Enough means about 250.]

Sri Lanka will learn to handle Junaid Khan before the end of 2014.
[And hope they continue to feed Virat Kohli with those easy runs]

England will at least once play a fully English team.
[OK, going by IPL rules, we'll allow 4 overseas players. But not more.]

South Africa will NOT find a replacement for Kallis.
[It is complete injustice to all other teams that one team has so many all-rounders.]