November 12, 2012

New Zealand cricket

Another Black Caps defeat, but does anyone care?

With incessant rain affecting the outcome of all four ODI's between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, Hamish Bidwell, writing for stuff.co.nz, says that the banality of short-form cricket has scarcely been better illustrated than by this series.

There's nothing on these games, the outcomes are completely loaded in favour of the chasing team and the standard of play isn't hugely high. It's hard enough to stave off sleep when a match is being played in the middle of the night (NZ time) but virtually impossible when the Black Caps make Sri Lanka's bowlers look so unplayable.

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