September 2nd, 2021


England v. India Fourth Test

It’s all happening at the Oval today, my home ground (in the past) and therefore my favourite. I see Moeen Ali, whom I think so much of, has been appointed vice-captain. England haven’t named the squad and have to make decisions about bowlers. Personally, I would drop Curran (much as I love to see his fierce little face when he bowls) and bring in reliable Woakes.

The weather is foul. I should think the floodlights will be on and the players wearing their woolly jumpers. I’m old-fashioned and like to see them in cricket sweaters and caps. Here's my cricket sweater, knitted years ago. Perhaps I should wear it, to show solidarity. It's cold enough!