The week on Twitter October 27, 2012

'I'm gonna need to embrace this jetlag today'

That and other affectionate revelations in this week's Twitter round-up

The jetlag
Poor Phil Jaques is having a tough time.

"5 am been awake for hours. is there anything worse than Jet lag! Grrrrrrrrrr"

Yeah, about a billion things, including "infrequent international travel due to having a real job".

The stiff upper lip
Graeme Smith's arrived in Australia and he's being a bit more resilient.

Day one:

"Morning all....... I'm gonna need to embrace this jetlag today."

That's the spirit. No one wants to hear highly paid cricketers moaning about the side-effects of international flights.

Day two:

"Been staring at this ceiling for hours and it ain't getting more interesting.....might be time for early Bfast"

That sounds suspiciously like a whinge. Here's a tip for you as well, Graeme - if you're trying to sleep, you might want to try closing your eyes.

The insomnia
Matt Prior's suffering too. How will he tackle the problem?

"Gonna go reverse psychology on this. Lights out and try keep my eyes open for as long as possible! It's definitely gonna work! Night all"

What's with you people? Close your eyes. It's basic going-to-sleep methodology. You're all remembering to lie down, aren't you? You're all remembering to stop doing stuff?

The unity
Stuart Broad's got big plans for the winter.

"Throughout my winters travels to India and New Zealand I'm going to snap a #viewfromaroom in each hotel room i visit."

Jimmy Anderson responded with his own idea.

"@StuartBroad8 @MattPrior13 I'm going to take a picture of the carpet in each hotel room I stay in. #viewofacarpet"

That comment was perhaps just a little disingenuous. They've only just got to India and they're falling out already.

Fortunately, once Matt Prior settled on #viewofawall, everyone had a photo project and they were all too busy to bicker with each other. Peace reigned until Stuart Broad's second exciting instalment.

"My latest pic is up. Waiting on @MattPrior13 #viewofawall, think @timbresnan should do #viewofthebuffet, Thoughts?"

You want to know our thoughts? We think that if you continue to imply that one of your team-mates has an unquenchable appetite, it might mean you have to undergo a reintegration period before too long. They're all the rage these days.

The landmark
Nikita Miller congratulates Courtney Walsh on a memorable first.

"Happy birthday Courtney Walsh your first and only half century brilliant innings. #legend"

Tino Best's modesty corner
Tino's got a quote for us from one of his heroes.

"You can make a Million Dollars u just need a skill and the attitude not to give up and remember CHRIST is the Answer~Tino Best"

What kind of a man quotes himself?

What's your philosophy?
Hashim Amla's noticed something.

"There are some things in life that the more u feed it the hungrier it gets."

Is that a Tim Bresnan reference? Try feeding him something different. Try him with something pastry-based.

On the subject of food, an awful lot of it has been "smashed" in recent weeks, so we might as well make something out of it. South Africa's David Miller kicks off this positively electric new feature.

"Smashing another burger king now.. #banker"

Hold on tight. There'll be plenty more thrills and spills along these lines in coming weeks…

The temptation
Matt Prior's acting threateningly.

"The Lindt chocolate in my mini bar has just got a serious eyeballing! Managed to resist but not backing me to make it through the night!"

Smash it. It's daring you to do so. Although on the other hand, the caffeine might keep you awake.

Alex Bowden blogs at King Cricket