OK, I have an admission to make.
I am a bit scared that Sri Lanka might not make it to the next round.
It may be a strange proclamation to make, considering that, on paper, Sri Lanka are better than the Zimbos.
Moreover, we all know that New Zealand are as clueless against spin. They’re as clueless as virgin boys to sex.
However, the Zimbos have come up with 2 unexpected results in the warm-up matches.
The pessimistic in you may argue that, to lend these games more credibility, they should have been between 11 players.
However, just check out the scorecards and you will notice that both Australia and Pakistan fielded their best batsmen and bowlers for the matches.
To get an idea of how good their spin troika (Graeme Cremer, Ray Price and Prosper Utseya) is, check out the highlights of the T20 they played against West Indies in Trinidad earlier this year.
The fact that pitches have slowed down in the West Indies in the past decade or so has been well documented as the reason why there aren’t as many express pace bowlers coming out of the Caribbean than before.
In addition to putting the subcontinental teams as the favourites for the trophy, I’d throw Zimbabwe into the hat.
Therefore, my wish for today is that the bloody miser, Dan Vettori, has a bad day.
Ditto to Nathan McC.
And let’s also hope that the parlimentarian scores something and gets some wickets!
Also, here’s something off-topic.
If you look at it, the two-hour bus ride from the airport was more tiring and difficult for us than the last few weeks of the IPL
MS Dhoni, India’s captain, is enjoying the travel in St Lucia
The quote and the sentence in italics are taken from Cricinfo. How dumb could they get? MSD is enjoying? Really? :S