AFGHANISTAN: ”Cricket is the solution to all our problems.”
AUSTRALIA: Can Australia’s ‘speed hipsters’ overcome the tragic loss of Steve Smith?
BANGLADESH: “The Little General leads his child soldiers into battle.”
ENGLAND: “The best young talent in the tournament.”
IRELAND: Can the playground for English cricket spring an upset?
NEW ZEALAND: “An excellent chance if Jacob Oram doesn’t lose a limb.”
PAKISTAN: “Kamran Akmal’s glove work would put The Boston Strangler to shame.”
SRI LANKA: Will the home side gatecrash their own party?
WEST INDIES: “Explosive, incendiary, blast-furnace batting”, but can West Indies finally convert their potential into a trophy?
ZIMBABWE: “It became clear that Robert Mugabe was the resilient type when he decided to stay in office despite Zimbabwe’s showings in the West Indies.”
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