Something happened in the first test between India and South Africa; Cricket’s Blogosphere and Twitterverse lost the joke about Kallis never having scored a test double century forever. I’ll surely miss it.
The South Africans handed us our asses in the first test, they liked it so much that they’re going for seconds. Here’s another pitch straight from hell. This is the mise-en-scène of Suresh Raina’s nightmares.
Bring back Andre Nel. Or jellybeans. Or whatever motivates Ishant Sharma.
Two years of mostly losing after fifteen years of winning nearly everything isn’t sitting well with the Aussies. So they’re making sure their winning momentum from Perth counts. Ponting’s pissed at people picking on him and the rest of the bunch’ll be damned if they don’t reclaim the urn on home soil. With Johnson having found his radar in Perth, they’re going for the kill in Melbourne.
It’ll help Australia’s pace attack, it may help England’s too but most importantly it’ll nullify the threat posed by Graeme Swann. Or will it?
I can’t wait for Boxing Day.