To say there has been plenty of hype about the Ashes would be the biggest understatement ever.
All the Australian and English blogs have been buzzing with Ashes hype; that is not the surprising bit.
What is surprising is that many believe that England have a real chance at winning the Ashes.
They can't be serious!
I have no idea how anyone can seriously believe that England can win.
Sure they have great batsmen; Andrew Strauss converts 50s to 100s at a better rate than anyone; Kevin Pietersen scores centuries more often than anyone else; Ravi Bopara has knocked centuries in his 3 previous tests.
But their bowling is shit.
I don't even know why Stuart Broad plays international cricket.
James Anderson and Graham Onions hardly look the sort that can run through the Australians.
It is not the West Indies batsmen they're up against. It is the Hughes, the Katich, the Ponting, the Hussey, the Clarke, the North, the Haddin, the Johnson.
That is one heavy batting line up.
Andrew Flintoff is probably the only threat to them but it won't be long before he'll be limping off the field or getting dropped for missing a boat or something.
Graeme Swann is a more than decent spinner, but he's no threat. Definitely not. He was for the West Indians, not one for the Aussies.
Monty Panesar is a joke.
Adil Rashid is probably their best hope but they won't give him a single game.
The Australians recently beat South Africa at home; a team who had not lost a test series in almost forever.
While the English could not bowl out the West Indies to win a game in the Caribbean; sure they beat them at home but the West Indians were hardly interested in being there.
I just cannot see England winning any game in the Ashes; nor can I see how anyone else can.