If you listen intensely you can almost hear the hum of a huge Test series coming up. That is if you have an ear trumpet and it’s aimed at Somerset this week. South Africa’s opening press conference is where the hype usually kicks off, but instead most of the England’s reporters were watching the inevitable result of Australia losing at Chester-le-Street.
Before I wrote this article, I’d barely even thought of the Test series. And other than chats about how stupid it is to have a three-Test series, or a little bit of Dale Steyn longing, it’s like it doesn’t exist at all.
I’m not the only one to overlook it. ‘Cricket Writers On TV’ is three cricket writers sitting around Paul Allott talking about English and world cricket. It’s a pretty simple show; there is breakfast on the table in front of them to show how intimate it all…
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