Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Well, hello, another pointless ODI series

I thought the India-West Indies ODI series earlier this year was a bit flat, and somehow incapable of generating interest. This England-Australia series is even worse, if that was possible. Play ODIs before tests; or have the occasional trophy tournament like the Champions or the World Cup. These interminable series, staged as unwanted desserts after the main course, are pointless.

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4 Comments:

Blogger David Mutton said...

It is fairly astonishing how quickly the buzz of Ashes victory can be dissipated with a pointless round of one day games. Champions Trophy here we come.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Mohan said...

They played an even more pointless Test series before this one-day series. Went on for couple of months or so. One or the other team won in the end, I think. Or it may have ended in a draw, not sure.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

David: Indeed; I wonder why the old idea of serving up an apertif of ODIs was done away with; I thought it kickstarted the international summer quite well.

Mohan: 2-1 England is the score you were looking for.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Mohan said...

Samir: ah ok. Not that anyone cares. As I said, it was a pointless series.

6:43 AM  

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