"I'm humbled (what means this?) to have been handed the England one-day captaincy in Paul Collingwood's absence for the final game at Lord's.
"Captaining England has been a dream of mine (look at them buying this bullshit) but I also understand that I'm assuming the role in Paul's absence as he is the captain and leader of the one-day side (until I can think of another way, seeing as I'm second-in-line now).
"To be asked to captain your country (get me a bucket) is the ultimate honour in sport and I feel privileged and proud to have been asked to lead the side on Saturday (and they'd better not fuck it up, the fuckers, I'll kill them).
"I'm very much looking forward to leading the team against New Zealand (I wonder if they need a captain?) and am excited by the challenge of captaining such a young and talented (talent? HAHAHA. I am England) side.
"We can't win this series but I, like the rest of the dressing room (the dressing room has expectations? Who wrote this drivel? I suppose its intellectual capacity is greater than Paul's, and the rest), expect an outstanding England performance to finish the series on a high (so Ryan will be aiming for concussions at the minimum and I will be encompassing interpretive dance as a prelude to switch-hitting)."
- ► 2009 (51)
- KP speaks (and thinks)
- An online novel for the blogrolls
- Chinaman serves it up to the BBC
- England/New Zealand match commentators wonder...
- In summary
- Leadership in cricket
- Steve Waugh: Status Confirmed
- Jane's gone
- Cricket tipping: Round whatever-it-is
- Ian Bell, a Facebook legend
- When the world lets you down
- Hooray for Jrod
- Cricket like teenage girls
- Jacques... a bit more popular than Graeme
- An ode to The England
- A brief exchange
- Luke's turn!
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