Well, finally England has the number one spot on the test rankings. I think England will be there for a while. The team looks good and has a good balance.
A good opening pair in Strauss and Cook. A solid number 3 incase you loose the openers early. Very good stroke makers in Pieterson, Bell and Morgan.
A wicket keeper in prior that can genuinely bat with an average in the 40s (and 6 test hundreds). Also, a very good bowling attack to choose between Bresnan, Anderson, Finn, Broad, Tremlett and Swann.
I also think there is a good mix of ages and experience to continue the success going. So, I see England on top for a while. My only concern is the lack of a quality second spinner for when Swann is injured or when they need to play a second spinner.
Are you talking about cricket, which has got to be the most boring game in the world?
I mean, who cares.
Ohhh IzzyM - I used to have so much respect for you and then you go and say something like that!
OK so I admit that Test cricket can be boring, as can some of the one day games - but T20 is one of the most exciting games I've watched - I'm a Football, Soccer, Rugby, Hockey fan - and feel I am objective - I feel that if the US really took an interest it would be the most popular sport in the world - heck they even have cheer leaders!!!
SimeyC - Cannot agree more. T20 is the best way to promote the game. Would be nice to see other countries join in.
IzzyM - Have a look at some T20 stuff. You will like it. The 5 day game could be boring, unless you fully understand the technical stuff. There is a lot to learn googly, Doosra, Carrom ball, In swing, Reverse swing, etc. To you it is a one guy throwing the ball at another guy. If you understand the techniques of bowling, every delivery is different.
Anyway, I won't bore you with it. I use to play the game when I was younger and then you really get into it because you have to learn all the technical stuff. Just a shame, I do not have time to watch 5 full days of cricket. So, have to rely on highlights.
by Om Prakash Singh7 years ago
England defeated Australia at Lord's, the "home of cricket," for the first time in 75 years. I didn't know this fact until I read my morning news paper. Congratulation to all English Fan.
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