Re: The Ashes.
Yeah, I am following the Ashes intently as I am a die-hard cricket fan. This series has been the biggest build up ever and I hope it lives up to expectation. At present Australia are cruising to victory in test 1, although I do not agree with Ricky Ponting's (Australian captain and most talented batsmen in the world as present) decision to no force the follow on. I think his motives is to to taunt England by showing that not even on a 3 day old pitch can they bowl anything that will threaten our batsmen. He is hoping to ground the English bowlers mind-set into the ground (looks like it is succesful).
England should in no way be written off, as they are also a very talented side. Andrew Flintoff, Harmison, Strauss etc are all world class. Unfortunately for them at the moment Englands bowlers are not clicking with Flintoff having to do everything. However they have the potential there and that is what can spark a great battle between the nations.
My favourite batsmen is Damien Martin: hugely gifted, graceful player.
My favourite bowler Shane Warne: one of the greatest test bowlers of all time, has the ability to destroy a whole team. He is often clouded in controversy but anyone who denies his supernatural talent is a fool.
Looking forward to watching more cricket. Cmon on Australia!
Into my arms, O Lord