I have lately developed a soft spot for the sport i once hated: cricket. I have been watching all the recent Proteas vs Pakistan matches (test series & ODI). And i must say, i'm loving the sport.
As a result i have been bombarding my mates with all sorts of "stupid" questions, like what is a maiden over, what does an ODI stand for, why cant the batsmen smack the ball all the time to hit fours & sixies, and the all time classic: Why is Makhaya Ntini considered one of the world's best cricketers while he can't bat
At least now i know that it is because of his bowling skills!
But there is one question that bugs me: Why are there so little number of national teams? I was just checking the ICC ODI ranking, and there are only 10 teams listed... why? It is because other countries do not qualify or they just don't take part in cricket? How many teams will play the world cup this year?
pardon my ignorance!