We don't like cricket, oh no! We love it!


So some random comment leaver left a snide comment about cricket. Well, like the Empire did, I'm striking back with an observation on the game at hand .
 

The World XI batting line-up – is this best team ever assembled in terms of averages? 6 of them have averages of over 50. 5 of those are over 54. Nine players of that team have at least two centuries to their name for a total of 126 centuries between them. Has that ever happened before? I'd email The Numbers Guy at Cricinfo but well that would be just too tryhard...

 

Oh - what about having three triple test centurions playing the in same line-up together? Surely that's never happened b4??....
 
 

 

6 comments:

geekonomist said...

Too right I love it, but the World XI will need to show a lot more balls if the game is going to mean anything or go beyond the fourth day.

I suspect the answer to your questions are 'never'. No excuse if they don't get at least 400.

SPFW said...

he said balls!!!!!
he also said he loves it. You love it geek!!!!!

geekonomist said...

I was going to say they need to harden up and stiffen their resolve but thought better of it...

SPFW said...

i've been watching my friend play cricket all day. Marvelous effort that. Although i had trouble picking whether to wear the cream, the off-white, the ivory or the beige.

geekonomist said...

Actually Richie I think the bone would suit you rather well... :-)

SPFW said...

thanks Tony - now go poark your coar in the garoarge