Mike Selvey is awfully impressed with our cricketers. With one of the best middle orders in the world and the best captain, it’s no surprise to me. Pity it didn’t carry over to the Tests in England.
Tim de Lisle on the Lord’s test. The attacking, aggressive attitude brought to Test matches by Australia (Steve Waugh in particular) has had a trickle down effect, and is changing the way the game is played (by the countries that count). Richie Benaud opines that the best period of cricket he has seen has been in the last year, which I’d go along with, and which begs the question – do we even need one day internationals any more?