Tuesday, March 13, 2007

World Cup (Let the game begin)

The classic white-mans game' is about to be challenged by 16 nations from across the globe at the West Indies to prove their mastery in accordance to the strokes, throws n techniques of the game over one another very soon. The stage all-set, teams all there, the opening ceremony is scheduled for the 11th of the March- two days from which, will witness the first match of the ICC World Cup between the host team West Indies and Pakistan!
With contenders like Australia, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka and New Zealand in the league amongst others; the spunk and spoof of the matches, friction of the crowds and the frenzy of the world media- Its all going to be worth a long-long wait!
The glorious win of England against the world champion Kangaroos and New Zealanders have had them riding a high wave of aplomb and grit . Shortly from when the 15 member team to the Caribbean was declared – the Captain Micheal Vaughan led faction promised to bring back the ICC World Cup 2007 trophy to -'the home of cricket' England.
Convinced with their old-fashioned style and strategy of playing one- day cricket
England have already signaled that Ed Joyce and captain Michael Vaughan will open the innings while Ian Bell provides further solidity at number three.

Raising eyebrows England is keeping faith with the tactics which helped them take over the Commonwealth Bank series and thats despite the belief that the small grounds at Caribbean are designed to aid attacking stroke players resulting in most sides packing off big hitters at the top order to keep up the power plays!

Reacting to which off spinning all rounder Jamie Dalrymple exclaimed "You can't get away from doing good basics. The basics are crucial and you build everything else on top of strong basics,"
Here is only hoping that the back-to-basics trip of the acclaimed off spinner does not cost us a World Cup which is ready to be hunted down by the skilled sports men none less than- be tagged 'best in the business'