Originally Posted by Hurricane
McCullum's can be pretty dire. Brendon's run out of Murali was lame and embarrassing /beatingdeadhorses
We are disgraceful when we play Bangers for some reason. We feel we can intimidate them into the ground. When we are supposed to be teaching them about cricket.
Even if it is crickets version of the 'most improved player' award - they wouldn't give it to us if we were jerks. Apart from the odd bit of cheating - and Mills - and disgracing ourselves against Bangers - I used to think we were deserving winners.
It is a sham if we win it this year however agreed.
BTW Tim Southee's cousin sits beside me at work. So I have to be careful about anything I say about him to her. She visits with his parents.
I told her yesterday that the hopes of a nation were riding on his shoulders.
Anyways who else would you give it to - it is us or SL really. England mixed it up with a calculated sledging campaign in the Ashes - which I thoroughly approved of. Australia are automatically out just because of the fact they are Australia. South Africa aren't bad but have their moments. India have people that called other people a monkey. The list goes on. We are always a strong contender for it. Just not this year because of this Mills generated incident.
Hmm, the only time England really turned up the sledging was at Perth. Where they got hammered.
At the end of the day, they're playing for their country on a massive scale under immense pressure, and you expect emotions to run high.