Rob Key – England opening batsman

Just like John TravoltaJust imagine the match announcer saying: “Opening the batting for England: Robert Key and someone else.”

Because that’s what they’d say. They wouldn’t name the second batsman, because there would be NO POINT. The announcer has already given you all the information you could ever need: It’s England and it’s Rob Key representing England.

England have made Robert Key the most important fifteenth of their 15-man Twenty20 World Cup squad. They didn’t say that he was the most important fifteenth when they made the announcement, because they didn’t need to.

But he is the most important fifteenth. Rob would be the most important fifteenth of any gathering of 15 people.

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8 Appeals

  1. eeeesh

    this is really crap, you know? it’s not even slightly amusing.

  2. SarahCanterbury

    May 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    It thought it was quite marvellous writing, KC.

    *applauds loudly*

  3. … but still not England captain…

  4. King Cricket

    May 2, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    It would have been funny if it had been a fourteen man squad.

  5. SarahCanterbury

    May 2, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I think it’s a great compliment to Rob that he’s been selected as one of the 15 and not simply as a captain who’s quite good at T20.

  6. Rob Key is huge. There is no doubt about that.

  7. I will laugh quite hard if he dosen’t make the first team now.

    However, I hope he does, of course.

  8. Dan,

    I, alongside everyone else who likes cricket, in the world, ever, will cry if He doesn’t make the first team.


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