Today’s warm-up between England and a random selection of people who live in Mumbai was quite a moment for us here at King Cricket, because England’s last tour of India coincided with the site’s sloppy, gelatinous birth.
History repeated itself in more ways than one. During England’s 2006 tour, Matthew Hoggard top-scored in one innings of a warm-up match. In 2008, England have improved immeasurably. England’s number 11, James Anderson, was only the second highest scorer. Graeme Swann top scored, batting at nine.
Here’s to another fun-packed series. Maybe England can again avoid a 7-0 drubbing. They did it in style last time.