Australia has won the One day series against England and to be honest, most people really couldn’t care. The Ashes were the big one and this is little consolation. Michael Clarke will however be pleased that he could finally score some runs, although whether this will quell the booing that greeted the Australian Captain only time will tell. IF he lifts the World Cup that should silence his critics.
This one day series each summer has definitely lost its appeal and England Batsman Kevin Pietersen’s criticism criticised of the format of the six-week long tournament, saying the gaps between matches were too long may be on the money.
He is quoted as saying “How can the England team play once and then in six days’ time play again, and then in six days’ time play again, it’s ridiculous but there’s nothing we can do about the schedules.” No doubt many will dismiss his valid point as simply whingeing, Cricket Australia are bound to.
Whether this will hamper England’s World Cup bid only time will tell. England have never won the ICC World Cup and have been losing finalists on three occasions and are the only team to have made it to the final never to have lifted the trophy.
England will leave for the World Cup in the subcontinent just three days after their ongoing tour of Australia, which began in October last year.