Originally posted by FMF
New Zealand will win a few sessions here and there because they've got a few genuine international level stars who can perform, but not enough of them to turn a whole test their way. England will boss New Zealand in New Zealand and then boss them again in England, before then going on to beat Australia [more narrowly] in England in the summer.
You had better be right, as I have just applied for tickets for the Ashes.
£110 each. It had better be a good day.
Last time I spent that much on an Ashes match, I watched Glenn McGrath rip our top order apart with one of the finest displays of bowling I have seen.
Now, of course, I should acknowledge my good fortune at having seen one of the true greats giving a masterclass in fast bowling, and admire it in a dispassionate and objective way.
But it wasn't that warm that day, and if you are sitting undercover at Lords it creates a wind-tunnel effect dropping the temperature by another 5 degrees. And I was sitting near a group of Aussies.
So cold, miserable, and down £200 to listen to a bunch of drunk Aussies repeatedly calling McGrath an 'allrounder' by English standards.