Saturday, June 06, 2009

Prepping for the Ashes

At the T20 World Cup:
Simple logic tells me that England is more likely to qualify for the next round with a win than Australia. All England has to do is beat the Pakistanis by more than a ball or a couple of runs. That way, unless the Pakistan-Netherlands match also goes to the last ball, they are safe.

Australia, on the other hand, need a massive win against Sri Lanka and then hope that the Windies-Sri Lanka match is also a blowout. Does not look good from here.

The most likely scenario is that just four days into the tournament, both England and Australia will be out of it. Good for them. It will give them lots of time to prepare for the Ashes, which seems to have been occupying their minds for quite a few months now.
As the ancient Chinese curse goes: Be careful what you wish for, it may come true.

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