Martyn comes through, England humiliated
Posted by Sports Snob on October 22, 2006
England lost, again.
I am not surprised at all. Frankly, they are quite a lousy one-day team. Other than Straus, Flintoff and Pieterson occasionally, nobody comes through when it matters. And, this loss today efectively ends their touranment (I think). It is a vicious cycle: the play lesser one-day cricket than other leading international teams, they are more rusty when they turn up and lose early, they play lesser cricket. Thankfully for them, there are few knockout tournaments.
Australia is back. They are still the best in the business. The Indian conditions might not suit them best and they might have lost to a rapidly improving WestIndian team. But, they are good and one of their classiest players came through today. Damien Martyn in flow is a sight to watch: his off-side play is as good as Ganguly’s, almost and he is the most graceful Aussie to play after the retirement of Mark “The forgotten” Waugh. He came through today and helped beat the English, how can anyone not beat them?!!!
But, this Australian team is going to have to work hard to retain the World Cup. Gilchrist needs to fire and players like Andrew Symonds needs to chip in.
And this tournament is going to be good fun to watch. Cheers, to some good cricket.