That Kumar Sangakkara, eh? He can bat. There’s a decent chance he’s set things up for the perfect England home tournament exit as well where they are ejected after one loss and a bit of rain without having done too much wrong. It’s the way it should be: incomplete and entirely unsatisfactory.
When England reverse-swung their way to victory against Australia, the decision to leave out Steven Finn looked like something of a masterstroke. However, with reverse swing conspicuous by its absence, continuing to leave him out looks more like a novicestroke. His form may have been patchy recently, but Finn has been England’s best one-day bowler for a year or more. It does feel a bit like memories have become spectacularly short.
In rather more cheering news, today we learnt that Cricket Australia employs a ‘Code of Behaviour commissioner’. We’d love to see a complete list of job titles within that organisation.