"How shit you must be if I got you out twice!"
-Paul Harris to Andrew Symonds, Perth 2008

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Test Squad

South Africa squad: Graeme Smith (capt), Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher (wk), AB de Villiers, Friedel de Wet, JP Duminy, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Ashwell Prince, Dale Steyn.

-They are hoping that Jakes is fit for the first test. I am not wasting time on hope. They need Jakes. Everybody needs Jakes, but that's a separate issue. I am ordering someone to donate their ribs to him. For the Proteas. No, not you KP. Settle down.

"But I wuv him!"

Note, that picture also qualifies for the Scandalous posts.

-They have five fast bowlers in the squad now. Dale is pretending to be injured while he comes to terms with his addiction to crap and Mak hasn't played since the last ice age. So these are the backups. The problem is, the backups are kind of inexperienced. *puts one toe down in panic mode*

-No Albie Morkel, but Morne instead. There is a God after all.

-No adopted son ROFL. Didn't really expect him to be there. But still. My life is strangely incomplete without aliens.

-Alviro Peterson is in after making an impression in the ODI's. Very nice. Although I am pretty certain he is just there so Ashwell Prince does not get a chance. Ashy P is the official King of players that get sidelined just for the heck of it.

Prediction: Am not making any. I am not Glenn McGrath. Although I do talk to pigeons.


Aditya said...

Let me predict: England win 2-1.I sincerely hope this happens and i want the saffers to win atleast one so that the home crowd has something to cheer about.

Its all part of my evil plan to keep India No 1 for as long as possible!
If it happens:
India stays on top( after the SA-ENG series) of the test table even if the Mumbai one is a draw and India does not have any test matches in the near future ( 2 in Bangladesh which wont fetch too many rating points anyway!).
next test series for India : Oct '10 vs NZ in India! Damn the ICC and BCCI for their scheduling.

They deserve to be No 1 they haven't lost a test match for a long time. :)

Shakib will face his first real 'test' against India ..what say?

Anonymous said...

No, No Aditya - England must not win another test series between now and the next Ashes series, when they will lose 5-0. I won't have it, it's not allowed.

Purna, I want Albie Morkel ... I'm not watching if he's not playing. So there.

Bring on the lions.

Purna said...

Adi, you are evil. I like it. Congrats to you and your team. I am going to be diplomatic about this situation and keep mum :).

Sid, if Albie plays, the Saffers will lose for sure. He is no good in ODI or T20 these days...and that's his forte! No, he cannot play tests. Watch it for Colly Buttniggle!

Anonymous said...

Pigeons scare me.

Not Glenn though. I could smack him around. Yes, I live in a very fantastical world.

And how can you keep mum about something. Let it rip :p

Purna said...

KK, I would like to see that! And I let it rip :P.

Adi, I realized I forgot to answer your Shakib question. Yeah of course! I am really looking forward to watching him play against a top team. Hopefully he doesn't disappoint!