The Ashes: The Third test
Well, we’re off again in a few hours. For those that care (i.e. Me and Droid) England currently lead the series 1-0 needing just one more victory to secure the Ashes.
There’s so much to talk about here. That strumpet Hope has taken up residence and is looking very set in her ways. She’s even making noises about bringing a toothbrush round and muttering about maybe how her friends “Faith” and “Glory” could come over. England look, dare I say it, extremely good- ruthless, efficient and basically better than Australia in every aspect of the game.
Furthermore, Australia are in a right shambles. They’ve recalled Johnson, which is a real hope and a prayer selection, dropped North finally and arseholed around with the bowling line up. Again. Still, they’ve arguably got the only world class player on either side in Ponting, so you never know.
At this stage, it’s patently obvious that the Aussie selectors don’t know who their best 11 are. This is normally an English problem, and I’m feeling a touch confused about this whole state of affairs. On the other hand, England clearly do know, and although it’s a shame Broad has gone, he was hardly setting the world alight.
So, hostilities back on tonight at 2.30AM GMT, and if the Aussies don’t improve drastically (please, please, please, please) this really will all be over by Christmas.