Australia coach, Tim Nielsen, has described Australia’s match against India as being a “mini-grand final”. We prefer the more traditional term ‘quarter final’ ourself.
But that match is on Thursday. Pakistan v West Indies is the first of seven one-day internationals that are actually worth watching. It’s the World Cup, people. 50-over matches that actually matter.
We really favour Pakistan for this one and quite fancy them overall, but if we’re honest, reason might be taking a bit of a back seat. Every time we look at their squad, we count up the number of batsmen and generally only get to three. There are a few guys whose names are compounds of parts of the names of past Pakistan batsmen though, so maybe these guys will score a few.
That said, the West Indies are similar and they haven’t even been picking Shiv. This selection policy is like not having enough sandwiches for a picnic and concluding that you’d be better off with multiple Bananaman costumes instead.
Bananaman costumes are great, but they are far from delicious and lack nutrients.