England have thrived since changes to one-day internationals led to lower totals.
There – that’s our slightly premature England v South Africa series review done and dusted. Now let’s move onto an odd fact: Wednesday’s match will be the final 50-over international of the year involving any nation.
Okay, so this is largely due to the fact that the Twenty20 World Cup is coming, but still – it’s pretty unusual to go that long without at least four seven-match series taking place.
We haven’t really examined our emotions regarding this. We’re probably delighted.