In a rare moment of clarity, the shadowy figure who organises cricket tours like a master puppeteer has managed to schedule this one the right way around. A T20 series gets England’s visit to New Zealand under way. And boy are we excited.
One million dollars for Glenn Maxwell! Steven Peter Devereux Smith in the Australian Test squad! Three grown men dressed as a set of stumps! It’s been an odd week in the world of cricket.
After last week’s slating of the World T20 group stages, this week we went in the opposite direction, relentlessly flattering the Super Eights as if it were Steve Smith in a dress.
With the country in the grip of T20 fever, England take on the West Indies in a one-off game that is definitely the most important sporting event of the day.
Is that actually a crowd at a county game? It can mean only one thing – it’s T20 time! We got the 51allout brains trust together to basically backtrack on all the previews we did at the start of the season.