According to the ABC... "The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has denied reports that Pakistani batsman Younis Khan will play for the Warriors next season."
Apparently he's been cleared by the Pakistan Cricket Board to play, but the WACA are denying all knowledge.
Sure it would be kind of cool to have an overseas player, but I can't imagine we're short of players talented enough to make the team?
There's always Oomby Dave, who, only this week, took five wickets in one over and made 25 runs. Well done Oomby Dave.
Anyway, this is a mere bagatelle compared to the real news of the day...
Ricky Ponting owned the West Indies in the first Test match in Jamaica.
To this I say... yaaaay!!!
He scored 158, which is nothing to be sniffed at, even if you are the leader of the Liberals in WA.
At the end of Day 1 we're 4 for 301. And I'm sure all Victorians will be thrilled with Brad Hodge's decent 53 off 105, which makes Michael Hussey's 56 off 146 look disappointing, and he (Hodgey) is still in. Amazing.
So it's all looking good. Shame really, because I just heard on news that Michael Clarke is on his way out there to join the team.
Yay. (This is a different sort of yay to the other yay. Just in case you couldn't tell.)
As you can see by the above photograph, it's a rather rainy day in sunny Perth today. Although, this photo doesn't depict it very well because it stopped raining when I took the photograph and the sun came out. Even so, I wish I was in Jamaica.
I will go to a Test match in the West Indies in my lifetime.
I will, damn it.
Back to our Ricky. I really hope that this is it for him and he can put his crappy summer season behind him. His summer was as crappy as our winter is promising to be...
After all, we need to him to lead us to another five-nil whitewash next year, which is something I look forward to more every day.
He's stylish, he's talented, he's everything we need and so much more.
- ► 2009 (51)
- Oh dear, Graeme
- And then he conquered Facebook
- Daniel Vettori, Discworld overlord?
- New Zealand: letting the world down
- We're going to the Island!
- See how they run
- Oh baby!
- "Forget the Oz Open, get the VB open"
- Ricky Ponting's ultimate new accessory
- Why you should give me all your money
- Ricky Ponting does something
- True lies
- Blue... VB... headwear... nooo...
- Tipping yes for humiliation
- Kia Ora bro
- And then she rose out of the ashes...
- This is not a pipe
- Thoughts from the trenches
- I took my love down to Violet Hill.
- ▼ May (19)