Monday, June 15, 2009

Almost exactly 10 years to the day...

...when Pakistan was humiliated at Lord's in a World Cup final; can they make amends on the same ground and earn a title?

I know I'm getting ahead of myself here. Pakistan has a semi-final date first. A tough one, regardless of the opposition. But if (and it's a big if) they do make the final, they can at least attempt to erase the pain and shame that was forced on the country 10 years ago.

South Africa will also be looking to avoid repeating the heartbreak of a World Cup semi-final in England, once again almost exactly 10 years to day of their legendary loss to Australia.

New Zealand will also want to turn around their decade-old semi-final result and make it to the final. They have a lot of work to do before that though.

And England would like to be more than the spectators that they were 10 years ago when they hosted a World Championship.

West Indies and Sri Lanka have no time for the "10-years-ago" romantic musings of the other teams. They have no recollection of their performance a decade ago, and they are ready to create their own history. In one case to open their account at Lord's. And in the other case, to cement their dominance at Lord's.

10 years. Unfulfilled dreams. Six teams. One winner.

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  1. Q said...

    Beautiful Sledge! Absolutely beautiful - love the concluding line.

    There surely will be unfulfilled dreams coming true for whoever wins it from here.

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