It’s well hard to get to play for one of the IPL teams. Look at all the disappointed Englishmen for proof of that.

But wait. What’s this? Burt Cockley’s been signed by Kings XI Punjab? Who the hell is Burt Cockley?

Burt Cockley’s an Aussie fast bowler. He hasn’t actually played a Twenty20 match yet, but that doesn’t bother Kings XI Punjab. They’ve signed him on the basis of his eight first-class matches and his three one-day matches for New South Wales.

Actually, Kings XI Punjab coach, Tom Moody, has signed Cockley because he’s dead quick, which is a good reason to like him. His name’s a good reason to like him too. You don’t get enough Burts these days. You don’t get enough Cockleys these days.