Anyone else really, really, looking forward to this series? Australia (assuming they are stil no1 by 1 April next year) take on the Rest of the World in a 3-match ODI series, and....wait for it....A SIX DAY TEST MATCH?!?!
I guess six days is to avoid the possibility of a draw, which if it means a better match is great, plus just think of all the quality on show - McGrath, Gillespie, Lee and Warne taking on a frightening middle order of Dravid, Lara and Tendulkar.
The prospect of SRT and BCL batting together makes me really glad I don't have to bowl at them! But then again, the prospect of Steve Harmison at one end and Murali at the other makes me glad I don't have to bat against them too! I think Australia may well lose that one.