Other Sports Magazine

Today is the Day

By Jimmymycrushie

Today is the day when many expect to witness a thrilling battle. Why? Because, England, the most erratic, entertaining and engaging team of this World Cup takes on the degrading West Indies. England have to win today, to avoid the embarrassment of being ousted in the first stage. And, of course, also to give themselves a chance to make history, which comes once every 4 years. If England don't make it through, they will be missed immensely, not just by English fans but even by the fanatics who have some hatred against England. For, they are the team which has produced the most thrilling contests.
Today is the day when many expect to witness a thrilling ...England started with a win against Netherlands, followed by a tie against India, a loss to Ireland, thrilling win against South Africa and finally, losing to Bangladesh in a see-saw battle. So their campaign reads like this - win, tie, lose, win, lose, which indicates today's clash is going to be a tie or an England win. At the moment, West Indies and Bangladesh have 6 points each, England 5. Today's win will take England's tally to 7, a tie to 6 points. Bangladesh and West Indies can still send England packing by beating South Africa and India respectively, but as we all know, it is unlikely. Also to be noted, West Indies have a net run rate of +2.206, England +0.013, Bangladesh -0.765. So, in case these teams finish on equal points, Bangladesh will not qualify.
I expect England to triumph comfortably, unless the games comes to a halt due to reasons like rain. England towers over West Indies in each game they play, in all formats. The match will be held at Chennai, where England succeeded in defending 171 against South Africa earlier this month. Ajmal Shahzad is doubtful while Strauss and Swann are recovering well from illness so they are likely to play. News of James Anderson's exclusion have been doing the rounds, but in case Shahzad doesn't play, Jimmy certainly will. He is a key player, not because he is expected to perform but because, though he has bowled well at times, he tends to give shed loads of runs at other times. At Chennai, vs South Africa, he took 2/16 in 6 overs, so there is a good chance he'll have a role to play. I seriously hope Strauss attacks if England manage to trouble Windies.
Shoaib Akhtar all set to retire
After a career filled with injuries, drugs, fiery bowling spells, heroic performances, indiscipline, ban and many other controversies, the colourful character has announced retirement from International cricket after the World Cup.
That's all I had to say for now, tune in to England vs West Indies at 02:30 pm IST (09:00 GMT). Cheers.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Chic Engagement Session in Positano

    Chic Engagement Session Positano

    Chic Stylish Weddings Chic Stylish Weddings - We are sharing today a gorgeous engagement session in Positano, Italy! From the stylish couple to the moody... Read more

    7 hours, 49 minutes ago by   Eleni Balkouli
  • Carpe Carmina Celebrates X (feat. Aaron Shanley)

    Carpe Carmina Celebrates (feat. Aaron Shanley)

    'Honey, don't be sad, it's just the way it goes ...' and even it's been a blast to share musical dedications and stunning exclusives with you throughout june,... Read more

    8 hours ago by   Vanessa Holthausen
  • D Denver Deodorant Body Spray Imperial Hamilton Review

    Denver Deodorant Body Spray Imperial Hamilton Review

    Rainy Days And Summer defiantly make all men sweat more and thus smelly too. So guys don’t put off your girls’ mood by sweat and bad smell! This can actually... Read more

    11 hours, 9 minutes ago by   Jayshreebhagat
  • Creamy Spinach & Mushroom Gnocchi

    Creamy Spinach Mushroom Gnocchi

    I just adore Gnocci . . . those delicious little Italian potato dumplings that combine my adoration of potatoes and pasta in the most perfectly delicious way!... Read more

    13 hours ago by   Mariealicerayner
  • The Big Fat Summer Post 2017

    Summer Post 2017

    This post covers the next month while I am on holiday (even bloggers need a break from time to time). The first section lists some ongoing activities, whilst th... Read more

    13 hours, 1 minute ago by   Nessascityblog
  • XYB.com Sold for $100,000

    Namerpros member BetTheLot (Graham Haynes) announced on Namepros that he sold XYB.com for $100,000. The transaction was completed with a broker named Ivy at... Read more

    13 hours, 51 minutes ago by   Worldwide
  • No, Virginia…..All Black People Don’t Look Alike (GA Reflection #1)

    Well...GA is over. I'm actually kinda sad about that. anyway..... Situation #1- After the Service of the Living Tradition on Thursday night, while talking to... Read more

    14 hours, 38 minutes ago by   Eastofmidnight