The Humble Scot!
- May 19, 2009
If only our cricket could follow their rugby counterparts and be permitted to pick overseas based players, I'd feel a bit more at ease.Our troubles in cricket are not going to get better any time soon. The strength of the team is put is in mid-table fighting for 4th best (at best). If our team is an easy push over, stronger team have no real incentives to regularly visit or tour for much longer than 6 - 7 weeks. It is pretty much a death spiral. Like our economy, it is going to take a miracle or small age to recover.
For me, there is no joy in watching our lads get pummelled by the Indians (as an example) or losing to the Sri Lankans (nothing against them). There is no hype or excitement when we have any international matches.
To compensate, I have started focusing on international teams, enjoying their battles and making peace with the (possible) fact that I may not see our lads reach one or two in ratings for a very long time. It is what it is. Politics (to a small extent) and downright crap management has ruined the game.
I feel most for the youngsters coming through the ranks. For many, if they truly want to reach the top, they may need to consider leaving SA and naturalising elsewhere.
An amazing effort, especially with the rate he was scoring. Surely there must have been some thought of going past Lara?David Warner seems to have his sights set on a quadruple ton. 323* at the moment.
Saad : "Good move by Pakistan to send two nightwatchman. It's important to protect yasir and babar's wicket."
...and rightly so, Pakistan are 2/1 with Imam-ul-Haq back in the hut.Javed Malik : "any updates on Pakistan's 12th man? Weather. " The forecast rain hasn't arrived and the radar looks reasonably clear