Being a South African cricket fan is a bit like dating a really beautiful, often brilliant woman. The down side is that she's very, very shy.
The only real difference between the ECB and the Soviets is that the cricket board leaks a lot more and arrests people for sedition a bit less.
They've played a brand of fearless cricket that very few teams could get away with. They are lead by the most fearless cricketer out there at the moment in AB de Villiers.
We can all use a bit of extra pub quiz trivia power, so herewith a new column that gives you weekly bits of cricketing knowledge to impress your mates/bore the person you're flirting with.
The average of the five highest totals in the 2011 World Cup was 355. In this edition so far it is 396. Who'd be a bowler these days?