Wednesday, April 29, 2009

At the going down of the sun...

(Thanks to Harry for this)

In a shock decision, the man responsible for England’s most magnificent triumph over the old Ashes enemy has been left in the cold for this Summer’s opener against the West Indies.

Although runs have been in short supply, the former captain’s media profile has remained high, and many pundits believe that he, rather than Fred or KP, is the man the Aussies fear most.

His cricketing brain is, some would say, peerless, and his enthusiasm undimmed. But for some reason his legendary talent on the field is not required.

Many would argue that whilst form is temporary, class is permanent. And in an England side lacking lacking sparkle, the omission of a player who on his day is (or at least was) truly world class is a brave decision by the selectors.

So it’s back to the commentary box for you...

...Sir Ian

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