Originally Posted by Pedro Delgado
I've enjoyed bits of it, Tendulkar and Lara batting for example.
England, quite rightly, treat it as warm up for the WC; sweaty buffoons like Yardy and Dalwotsit won't be around by next year one would hope, they have been found wanting and leave the field in ignominy; if we want to compete we must play our Test side or near as damn it, Read is a laughable Notts idiot, what else could one expect.
It's batting practice for the Ashes really for Bell and Strauss et al, good to see Fred getting some overs in too, we were due to finish bottom and we haven't let anybody down.
Yeah but you're looking at it from an English cricket fan's perspective, not a cricket fan's perspective. I'm not going to judge the tournament on the fact that England are playing crap players, I'm judging it on the fact there's been good cricket. Couldn't care less about whether England are warming up for the Ashes or not.
I try not to forget that cricket is a world sport, and not just for the colonials.