Well, the fourteen has been announced. And it appears the selectors completely forgot about the fact that Australian pitches tend to be bouncy. And picked two fast bowlers and two medium pacers. If I was Matthew Hayden I would quite possibly be making a great big mess out of my underpants at the thought of feasting upon Liam and Sangrah's bowling.
And Guy has been picked ahead of Corey. Well, you can imagine the aftermath of that. Let's just say it resulted in another trip back to Brisbane Royal an several long, drawn out operations regarding the removal of cricket stumps from sensitive areas.
The tour finished this week after several days' intense net practice. Anthony McGrath spent so long teaching me to play the short ball - I can now effortlessly deflect it to any one of gully, second or third slip without looking at it. Ajit has given Liam hands-on knowledge of how to neutralise the Aussie pace attack (well, the best directions to and from the pavilions) and Andy Flower imparted his knowledge on how to keep wicket and bat to Pete, Megan and Andre (as well as how to get dodgy citizenship qualiifcations), whilst Curtly Ambrose and Mark Waugh both excelled in passing on their specialist knowledge gained from decades of top level competition. Unfortunately, they were sent to the wrong ends of the nets, so that really didn't help anyone.
Tomorrow, we have a 5-way Beach Cricket Tournament followed by a Karaoke evening. Let's hope it all stays peaceful. Yeah, right.