No, that title’s not a reference to the number of close fielders Sir Ian wants at any one time, but instead a rubbish pun on a film from a few years back. The actual article is about looking at English all-rounders. And weeping softly.
The latest 51allout podcast is mercifully free of discussion about Kevin Pietersen, as attention turns to laughing at Australia for a change. Also features two of the following: man love for Younis Khan, disgust for Andrew Flintoff and respect for Glenn Maxwell.
More random stuff from YouTube, this week with violence, old people and the utter rubbishness of the IPL. Plus some dangerous allegations about Editor Steve.
Remember the 2009 Ashes? We remembered some bits of it, but then luckily we were allowed to look at the scorecards before writing 2,000 words about it.
Cricketers and bad television commercials go together like Hendrick’s gin, Schweppes tonic, a slice of Waitrose organic cucumber and some ICC-approved non-branded ice.
The Chinese, Vietnamese, the Korean and the Japanese are superstitious about the number four because it is a homonym for “death” in their languages. The fourth game of the 2005 series wasn’t far off backing that up.