Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Mixed news for Essex boys as England name World Cup XV
On the bowling front it is as expected with Saj Mahmood (25)**** getting the nod over Stuart Broad (20)***** Personally, I would have gone the other way with Mahmood being a bit expensive for my taste and Broad is a type of quick that we don't have in the squad. What it does mean is the end of Darren Gough's international career. As England flopped from disgraceful performance to abysmal surrender to abject attempt of cricket, Gough was again touted as the saviour. However, as England turned things around and eventually prevailed against the Convict Scum ******, it became clear that England could win without Gough (36)*******. I think we can now expect Gough not to renew his contract and Essex and to announce his retirement imminently. I hope this isn't the case, Essex needs you Dazzler!
* including their age in brackets clearly denotes journalistic talent and research
**** God, I'm good
***** So good
****** No, they really are.
******* You get the drill now?
The lack of a second wicketkeeper is a bit of a surprise, although on reflection is probably not a bad idea.
it could be worse, you could be from new zealand and just heard you have recalled daryl tuffey.
Having 'wasted' my winter half awake, we look like we might win a couple of teatime games!!!