Deep Backward Point

Blog against the machine.

County Cricket: The Anti-IPL

A classic Jarrod article over at Cricket with Balls:

The first day of county season is the opposite of the IPL in so many ways, but the amount of straw hats and the colour of the spectators as you walk in is your first two hints that it isn’t going to be an IPL experience.

County cricket truly is one of the whitest events in human history, if the BNP really wanted to cleanse the UK of dark skinned people, they should stage county matches on every corner.

Racists are just never clever enough to use tactics like this.

If you have half a sense of humor, love cricket and don’t read Cricket with Balls, you should be ashamed of yourself. Or maybe you love the other kind of crickets.

Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo

Today is a day for the Bengali.

My favorite non-Indian opener in the world was just named one of the four Wisden Cricketers of the Year. Tamim Iqbal, here’s hoping you play multiple 40 over ODI innings some day and the rest of your team doesn’t get bowled out before then.

The Bangladesh-Australia series begins tomorrow, and they couldn’t find the time for one Test match. Fifteen Australians fly all the way to Bangladesh for only three days of international cricket? A shame.

For those of you in the US, ESPN3 will stream that series live.

Finally, the IPL. The game is about to begin, and Kolkatta is my favorite team.

The IPL is a “cult of personality” event, and so I’ll stick with the players that excite me the most for now. KKR has:

  • Eoin Morgan
  • Shakib al Hasan
  • Ryan ten Doeschate
  • Yusuf Pathan

That’s all I need.

Ryan ten Doeschate

Ryan ten Doeschate's century against England almost got the Netherlands the first upset of the tournament