We’re brilliant at this whole ‘identifying players to watch during the World Cup‘ thing, just so long as you’re not too rigid about which World Cup we were talking about.
Chris Gayle might have gone for a duck yesterday, but earlier in the tournament he hit the first ever international Twenty20 hundred. That’s worth watching.
Justin Kemp won Chris Gayle’s match with 46 not out off 22 balls. That’s worth watching.
Shahid Afridi hit 22 off seven balls and then took four wickets. That’s worth watching.
And yesterday Saqibul Hasan took 4-34, which was only superseded in watchability by Mohammad Ashraful’s 27 ball 61.
As a result of losing this match as well as their first, the West Indies were knocked out with no points from their two games.
India against Scotland was washed out yesterday meaning each side got one point. Scotland’s captain, Ryan Watson, said: “At least we will go home with one more point than the West Indies.”
This might not actually be the case however. If Pakistan beat India by a great margin, Scotland could still qualify. And they’ll still be one better than the West Indies.
See the rest of our World Cup players to watch here. Ian Bell’s unlikely to achieve much what with not being in England’s squad and all, but if we’re adopting a lazy recycling policy about our ones to watch then we can’t suddenly get all proactive just because one of them’s not even appearing.