Cricket World Cup storylines

The great thing about actual, proper tournaments is the way that narratives develop. Every remaining team already has a good story in place if they eventually go on to become World Champions.

Pakistan – Would defy what was a catastrophic build-up to the tournament even by their standards. Being as Pakistan cricket has a higher staff turnover than the active squad in Cannon Fodder, that’s quite some preparation.

India – Would see Sachin Tendulkar claim the trophy in his home city.

Australia – Like an old codger urinating in a rich man’s swimming pool, they would have found a way to rage against the dying of the light.

England – Would have shrugged off a triviality like seeming to be really, really bad at cricket to register a first World Cup win which would also complete their best year ever.

Sri Lanka – Could wave goodbye to Muralitharan having repaid about 0.01 per cent of the debt they owe the man.

South Africa – Would have demonstrated a newfound ability to ensure the flow of air from the environment into the lungs.

New Zealand – Would have won the World Cup. They haven’t done that before.


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2 Appeals

  1. I like the Oz metaphor, KC.

    But is there metaphorical Urine-Indicator dye in the metaphorical swimming pool?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urine-indicator_dye

    Or is your metaphor itself an urban myth?

    And am I milking your metaphor or simply taking the piss?

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