It’s just a one-day series, but as it happens England’s home win and India’s World Cup win have made this quite an appealing prospect. Plus it’s only five matches, not seven matches like it will be next winter.
What’s that, you say? Seven one-day matches next winter? You don’t mean between England and India, surely?
Yes, we do. After playing four Tests against India in November and December (probably in the space of four weeks), the two teams will then play a Twenty20 and seven one-dayers in January 2013.
Why are they doing that? It’s more ‘why are they playing this series?’ – and you know the answer to that. [Bites bottom lip and screws up face as if he’s just swallowed a mouthful of vinegar while rubbing thumb and forefinger together to form ‘the money face’.]