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The English international summer gets underway in less than 10 days time. In fact, it gets underway in 9 days time!
First we have New Zealand. There shall be no undercooked Englishmen in this series. The bowlers have had a chance to get up to speed. There won’t be any freak “Two-Metre” Peter Fulton centuries. The series will end up a whitewash.
England 2-0 New Zealand
Top run-scorer = Jonathan Trott
Top wicket-taker = James Anderson
After that we will scrape a 2-1 victory in the ODIs.
Then we have the Champion’s Trophy.
England will get to the semi-final and lose to eventual winners South Africa. No-one will be that bothered by it. Top run scorer = Ian Bell.
Then two pointless iT20s against NZ. 1-1. Top run scorer, Kieswetter.
Then the summer’s main event – the Ashes!
I reckon 3-2…to England. Top scorer = Matt Prior, with Ryan Harris top wicket taker. This prediction might well change daily until the event actually gets underway. There is a lot of time between now and then.
After that, some iT20 against Australia…who cares?! And then some more ODIs, by which time I’ll have topped myself.
Any predictions, fellow bloggers?
Looking inside my cricket crystal ball…