What’s with this Cricket World Cup?

If the football World Cup was the equivalent of a 90%-off River Island sale, then the Cricket World Cup would be the 25%-off sale. It’s not as crazy and generally doesn’t have half a dozen comedians releasing phenomenally bad patriotic anthems that make you want to jam a fork in a football but you still enjoy it. Why? I hear you ask. The answer is simple. Allow me to introduce my Cricket World Cup XI. There are 14 teams altogether in the competition which gives me way over a hundred men from around the world to choose from. As you can probably guess, I haven’t based this team on skill, form and performance – I’ll leave that to the professionals. This is effectively an eye candy XI. I suggest you check these boys out. I’m sorry, David Beckham who?

1. Shane Watson – Australia

2. Chris Gayle – West Indies (Captain)

3. Shakib Al Hasan – Bangladesh

4. Ryan tenDoeschate – Netherlands

5. Shahid Afridi – Pakistan

6. AB De Villiers – South Africa (Wicket Keeper)

7. Daniel Vettori – New Zealand

8. Stuart Broad – England

9. Brett Lee – Australia

10. Zaheer Kahn – India

11. James Anderson – England

I’m telling you, if this group were an actual team, it would be guaranteed that cricket match ticket sales would shoot up, grounds would be full and every woman in the world would take the day off work to watch the match! Actually, that’s not such a great idea… men would be left to run things on their own! So probably best these men are shared out globally!

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