England Can Beat Australia In Shortest Format
The game of cricket has been transformed over the last 10 years and if Geoffrey Boycott is comfortable with the Twenty20 format who am I to argue? The Yorkshire and England opener was all about occupying the crease and not losing his wicket. If it took him all day to reach a half century so be it. He would get up the following day and embark on going through to three figures even if the crowd were bored silly.
Boycott realises that there is a place in the game for the 20 over’s a side flog as it fills grounds and promotes the sport. Twenty20 attracts a new audience and some of those spectators or viewers may be captivated enough to be interested in the longer formats of the game. England play Australia in a T20 match as part of a Tri-Series also involving New Zealand at 8.40 in the morning.
Australia were much too good for England in the Test series which some see as the purest form of the game. England dominated the One Day Internationals because they have better players in this version of the game. T20 is all about smashing as many boundaries as possible and defending your wicket.
Australians might say they won the Ashes and in the history of the sport that is much more important than winning a few crash bang wallop matches. However, there are no friendlies when Australia and England play at anything. As possibly the best white ball team in the world ENGLAND should be backed at 11/10 with Ladbrokes to beat Australia in the first T20 meeting.
NOTTS COUNTY To Qualify For The Next Round
It’s difficult to know the importance of tonight’s FA Cup fourth round replay between Swansea and Notts County in South Wales is to both teams. The fans no doubt would like an extended run in the competition but the managers and chairman might see things differently. Swansea’s priority is staying in the Premier League and County are contenders for promotion from League Two. Clearly a Premier League team at their strongest at home would be too good for opponents from the fourth tier. You are betting on team selection but NOTTS COUNTY to qualify for the next round is too good to miss at 10/3 with William Hill.