Australia obliterated India, England battered the Windies and all for nought. World Cup pressure is not yet here and in fact probably won’t be here until the 18th of March when the quarter finals finally get underway.
Even so, these were striking results. England dismissed the Windies for 122 and then lost only one wicket in chasing that down. Australia made 371 with that wonderfully ludicrous man, Glenn Maxwell, making 122 off 57 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez is out of the World Cup
Told you he was worth watching. His departure gave rise to a great swathe of articles which can best be summed up as:
“Pakistan might replace Mohammad Hafeez with Saeed Ajmal now that the latter has been cleared to bowl again. Oh no, wait, they’ve replaced him with Nasir Jamshed. Well let’s do the Ajmal article anyway because it’s still possible that he might feature in the World Cup if someone else gets injured.”
This is poor journalism. The correct story to publish would of course be one entitled: “Pakistan’s toast is dry and the larder is empty. To the jam shed!”
Steve Harmison is the new manager of Ashington FC
Weird, but good luck to him.
Ashington play in the Northern League Division One. To put that into universally-understandable terms, that’s two leagues below Witton Albion.