I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but this summer there’s been a little game going on between Australia and England. Have you heard of it? The Ashes? (Sarcasm, in case you didn’t know).
And I don’t know about you but I am cricketed out. Really. I can only handle a limited amount of cricket on a good day (I try, I really do, but what can I say? It’s just a whole lotta nothing for a little bit of something) and this year there’s just been SO. MUCH CRICKET. After all, The Ashes was on twice this year – so weird – and just when we’ve had about enough of Alistair Cook and his remarkable bone structure shoddy captaining, here come England for the one day test.
As much as I enjoy watching Australia dominate England, I don’t think I can watch another match. I have to wonder whose idea this was. Who decided that Australia and England only wanted to play each other for an entire year? Give me Sri Lanka! South Africa! Anyone!
I know it’s not Australia or England’s fault – that would be the ICC – but COME ON. Can’t we have a break? Those poor Brits will barely have time to take a nap before having to reboard the plane back to Australia. It’s no wonder they just gave up during the last Ashes test in Sydney – they just wanted to go home.
There is only two way that this can play out. The first is that we see more of what we saw during the Australian Ashes series. Aus will bash England around until it almost embarrassing to watch and Australia keeps their pride until next year when England wants revenge. The second option is that England is done being humiliated and comes back to Australia with something to prove. They’ll work Australia over and make Australia wonder why they ever thought their team was good in the first place. Those are really the only two options and while I’m rooting for the first one (I sort of have to, don’t I?) wouldn’t the second one be so much more fun?
So what do we think (by ‘we,’ I mean ‘you’)? Will Australia continue their control of England? Or will England come back with a vengeance?