Thursday, April 26, 2007

Onto the WC Final, again!

"The trouble with Australian professionalism is that it has become such a cliché that even watching it at its calibrated best can be numbing. Glory be flaws."

They need to introduce the handicap system, ala Golf, in Cricket. If a team dominates for too long, as is Australia's wont, they should have to score their runs in 20% less overs or score 20% more runs than the opposition. Australia actually lost one such adjusted match against the local Mumbai side. Not that this would have stopped them from reaching their fourth straight World up Final, unbeaten at that !

"I'll be rooting for the Sri Lankans to win for many reasons and one of them is that Sri Lanka is the only team on show that brings the variety of Test match bowling to limited overs cricket: medium, fast-medium, fast, plus left-arm orthodox and right arm off spin, absurdly unorthodox! Blond highlights, round-arm thunderbolts, leg-spinning off-spinners, deadly old men: weird and wonderful is what they are!"

Very good summary of some astonishing, high profile clear-out, post the World Cup.


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