Let’s start as we mean to go on

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By going away, not updating the site properly and then doing a half-arsed round-up post on a Monday morning, even though we don’t really know what happened because we weren’t actually paying any attention.

Pakistan won a one-day series against India

We did actually watch some of this. And by ‘watch’, we of course mean ‘had on in the background while reading about something else on the internet’.

In a three match series, India’s highest score was 227-6. Virender Sehwag has been dropped in favour of Cheteshwar Pujara.

Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels managed to draw attention to the Big Bash League

By having some sort of petulant fit at each other. Fingers were pointed. Bats were flung limply into the air in the vague direction of someone. Viewers cringed.

England lost a one-day warm-up match

Ian Bell said it didn’t matter. England’s last one-day tour of India was only just over a year ago, so he’s probably right. If the main fixtures can’t retain even a semblance of meaning for much longer than 12 months, the warm-ups have even less relevance.

Apparently, the weather was cold and foggy for the game. That was probably the highlight.


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  1. Thank god you’re back. Someone took control of your website while you were away and appointed that fool Clarke as LMCoG, as if scoring panfuls of runs and captaining with flair and skill were substitutes for not being Australian.

    But the Big Bash fracas is worthy of mention. The leniency shown to both players is disturbing, in that neither has been charged under Article 15 of the Code of Conduct – Not Having a Proper Fight, nor under Article 28 – Bringing the Game Into Disrepute by Playing in the Big Bash League.

  2. I find it amusing that there exists somewhere a nation so profoundly gauche that they think that ‘The Big Bash’ is an acceptable name for a sporting event.
    It amuses and comforts me.

  3. If we all stop mentioning T20 it may just go away quicker. Australians, however, will put up a much longer fight.

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