Australia v Sri Lanka today might be a meaningless dead rubber, but on Sunday it’s FINALS TIME.
Australia and India might have played four one-day internationals against each other already, but they weren’t FINALS. Now its serious. Previously, both teams were only concerned with getting to THE FINALS. But now they’re 100% focused on the three separate matches that comprise THE FINALS.
We all thought that the World Cup was long-winded and wearisome, but the Commonwealth Bank Series takes eight matches to remove one team, before an all-or-nothing, win-at-all-costs final. Actually, that’s not true. You can lose the first one. There are still two more finals after that.