Yes, I wrote sometime back that I would not talk about cricket for a while! In hindsight, I could not have made such a declaration at a more inopportune time. While the news channels have been smattering the television screens with anything remotely connected with cricket, I have had tried hard to get onto the indifference curve with respect to the game. But have been an utter failure at it!
From the perspective of just the game, this has been the most insipid of world cups in recent memory. While everything else related to cricket grabs headlines, the game itself has taken a back stage. With Woolmer’s death, Coach-Player scuffle in
If it were not for
Anyway, let me try my hand at being a soothsayer. As of now, it seems that the final four would be
AustraliaVs New Zealand
- Outcome: Aussies get a sweet revenge of the pre-world world run down
South AfricaVs Sri Lanka
- Outcome: This would be a tough one. But hoping that
wins this one South Africa
Now the finals would then be a replay of the 1999 world cup and I am hoping that we see a first time winner. Even if the final clash of Aussies is with the Lankans, I hope the cup comes to the sub-continent. But most likely, the Aussies would take it third time in a row! And I think it will be in line with the bland tournament that we have had till now.
Anyway, I think the composition of the Indian team for the upcoming tour of