All Things Cricket: March 3rd

  • India, England, South Africa, and Australia are left in the Women’s T20 World Cup. Unfortunately for England and Australia, bad weather is forecast for the semifinals Thursday (Wednesday night/Thursday morning in the US) in Sydney. Since two of the teams will have to travel to Melbourne for Sunday’s final, there is no reserve day. If the games aren’t played, India and South Africa will advance. Somehow, I don’t see Cricket Australia leaving this up to the weatherman, but we’ll see.
  • The Thailand women were on their way to a possible win over Pakistan before the rains came to Sydney. It wasn’t what they were looking for, but it has to be encouraging.
  • New Zealand once again comprehensively beat India in their Test match this past weekend to sweep the series 2-0. Ravindra Jadeja made a catch for the ages (shown above).
  • The PSL is starting to crystallize. The rhyming Multan Sultans look like the team to beat, thanks to Shan Masood, Rilee Roussow and the ageless aeronaut, Imran Tahir.
  • South Africa won the first ODI against Australia as they look to reverse their 2-1 defeat in the T20I series.
  • USA Cricket announced a schedule, albeit somewhat optimistic, for a T20 “minor league” to start on June 11th. I’ll be attending the games in Prairie View, TX, if they come off. This may not happen for another six months to a year, but presumably I’ll still be here and Prairie View will still be there.
  • Et Cetera. Do tell.