Weblog of Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

Few complaints lately. Most of them say that I have too much about Cricket on my blog and more about the England team. Being a Sri Lankan, people ask me why I write about the English Cricket Team.

The reason for that is because English Cricket has improved a lot in the past 18 months. They beat the hell out of Windies, New Zealand and South Africa and now the Aussies being the World Champions are getting the taste of it.

I have been an English Cricket fan from the day I started watching Cricket since the 1992 World Cup. Now that solves the puzzle. I loved and learnt the game from watching the Englishmen play text book Cricket. Graham Gooch, Ian Botham, Robin Smith, Greame Hick, Alec Stewart, Nasser Hussain and Dominic Cork are few non-current players whom I loved watching. Each an every player in the current line-up are really impressive and if I name one-by-one I will end up listing everyone. :D[BigGrin]

English cricket has been struggling under the captaincies of Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain. Since Michael Vaughan took over the captaincy, English Cricket has changed dramatically. I have always been a fan when they were struggling and why shouldn't I be when they are on a winning streak? This recent form of England makes me blog about their victories more and more. Aussies were dominating the World of Cricket and before Aussies came to England I felt that if someone will stop the Aussie winning streak it will be England.

Now the question remains.. Can England bring The Ashes back home???

Posted on 11th July 2005 15:52:50