We’re generally in favour of Twenty20, but one downside is that it seems to necessitate the reading of one too many articles about cricket politics.
Cricket politics is dull and it eats into time that could better be spent keeping abreast of developments in the monkey kingdom. Hopefully someone’s on top of that. The last we heard, they’d developed a barter system and had been experimenting with various alloys. Have they developed the wheel yet?
In other news, a Test match starts and despite the format’s long history, two previous Tests between the sides and years of watching experience, pretty much nobody’s got any idea how it’s actually going to go.
Brilliant. You couldn’t artificially manufacture a better sporting contest.