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By January 14, 2007No Comments

No dis­respect to Sri Lanka and the England Ashes effort (well, maybe some) but my Summer starts today with the Black Caps first game in the Commonwealth Bank series (the series formerly known as Benson & Hedges & VB). It helps that these games are on at a time when I can pay them more atten­tion (home all day today with the tv on) but as we approach the World Cup these games start to really mean something.

There was a plan to get to Hobart for these two games (Australia today and England on Tuesday) but fin­an­cial con­sid­er­a­tions mean I’ll have my feet up on the couch for the run chase. As I type, the game is but four overs old and we haven’t man­aged a wick­et yet but we always raise our game against the Aussies and on a flat track we should see McCullum get a few more than his usu­al quick-fire 20 or so.

The bril­liant Mark Nicholas is com­ment­at­ing for Channel 9 along with the usu­al sus­pects – not sure wheth­er Ian Smith has been temp­ted over but I hope so.

So, game on.

And, by the way: what are Australia wear­ing this season?

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