I am off on vacation so the Cow Corner will remain unoccupied for the next couple of weeks. Before I go, some predictions for the forthcoming fortnight, and a bit beyond.
South Africa beats India 3 – 0 in the one-day international series in Ireland. The sparse crowd of 100, all Indians, sportingly applauds. India manage a total less than 200 in each of the first two games. Sachin Tendulkar, after failing in the first two games, scores a tortuous century in a losing cause in the third game. Saurav Ganguly pitches in with a pedestrian half-century in the same game.
England and West Indies share the Twenty20 series over at The Oval. Considering that it is still considered festival cricket at an international level, it is important that teams share the spoils.
Notwithstanding terrible team selection, England manage to beat the West Indies 3 – 0 in the regular 50-over series. This West Indies team cannot beat England A. And that’s not just owing to current form – take away Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo, and none of the others deserve a place in the one-day team.
Sri Lanka play Bangladesh in a three-test series. Is anyone interested?
Bye for now.