… almost the width of Gatting
Remember when you were at high school and a teacher asked everyone in the class to give a speech on something of their choice? There was always that bimbo who gave a speech on having to give a speech (her name was Liz, as I recall) and thought she was ever-s0-clever because of it? Well, I’m pretty clever (honest), because this post is all about how I haven’t posted for a little while.
See what I did there?
But, seriously … for various reasons (not the least of which is my constant disappointment in Shaun Marsh and the fact that Steve Smith is currently a “popular” search on Cricinfo), I just haven’t had the stomach to post. There’s not really an excuse.
So, what have I missed?
Well, we were sort of all right against Sri Lanka in the ODIs because we didn’t get totally spanked, except not really because we also didn’t do so well; we were sort of all right against Sri Lanka in the T20s in that they are the best in the world and we gave them a slight scare, except not really because we still lost. Let’s just pat ourselves on the back about doing well in the tests then, shall we? That should prepare us nicely for the Ashes.*
And then there was the announcement that George Bailey probably won’t be in the Ashes squad, which is up for debate as a good or bad move. He does seem to be better at the limited overs stuff, but I like him so I want him to have a shot at test cricket. That’s my argument and I’m sticking with it. The announcement that both X and Steve Smith are in the test squad for India has left me numb. Soon, it will make me want to swallow pins.
So, onto the West Indies – via Dave Warner falling over while sucking his thumb and Nate Coulter-Nile graciously attacking Shane Watson (tee hee) – and we find ourselves with a win, which is nice. A proper Chris Gayle beating win just seems so rare these days, doesn’t it? And it’s so much more fun when you see that Mitch Johnson did very little of the beating. I think he is mostly filler, as well.
The hero of the hour was Mitchell Starc, so now he is injured. Of course.
Next ODI tomorrow. I’ll try to be more awake, I promise.