Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Windies make me want to go back to work

One of the most depressing things about current international cricket is the state of the West Indies side. They are a basket case, and the first five overs of their Champions Trophy game against Pakistan confirms it. Three wickets down, and its going to need a miracle from here to make a contest of it. Pakistan have a strong bowling attack; the shots played today would have resulted in wickets even if they had been bowling at half-strength.

Yesterday, I couldn't watch much of the South Africa-SL game because of a bad broadband connection at work. Today, I have the time and a good connection (at home), but this is on display. I think I'll tune out, and do some work instead. Never thought the day would come, but here it is.

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Blogger Naked Cricket said...

I walked out on them at 1 down, returned 3 down, now 4 down. By the time I post this comment, they should be done.

9:30 AM  
Blogger David Mutton said...

You never thought the day would come that you turned off the cricket or that you did some work!?!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

NC: Just checked back in, five down, sinking fast!

David: :) Er, the former!

9:43 AM  
Blogger David Mutton said...

Seven down. Cripes.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Aditya said...

@ all

Dont worry
as usual Pakistan makes things interesting!
4 down :)

1:35 PM  
Blogger Goutham Chakravarthi L S said...

If this is the 'quality' cricket gets in a tournament meant for only the "elite" teams, it is in serious trouble.

I think West Indies should not have been invited once the the top set of players weren't coming.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Agniv said...

According to current form , Bangladesh is way ahead of this West Indies Side.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

David: It became seven very soon after I posted! To their credit, the Windies made it past 100.

Aditya: Had the target been 200, I would have been genuinely interested; this was too small to cause anything more than a flutter.

Goutham: The number of basket cases in world cricket is a little worrying. Imagine this team going to Australia to play tests!

Agniv: They beat the WI in tests and ODIs so that makes sense.

6:57 AM  
Anonymous Chaitanya said...

please vote for india here...

9:02 PM  
Blogger Brendan Layton said...

sigh..........At least Tonge showed some spirit.

I hope they get the top players out for the Australian tour. Otherwise we're going to be in for some free runs.

2:36 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Brendan: Sorry for the late reply. You could have a ghastly summer on your hands if the Windies show up with the current outfit.

8:44 AM  

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