With England being knocked out of the World Cup without reaching the quarter-finals, Three Lions fans will be laying the blame at the feet of their own players (and KP, probably) but also Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah, our Dunamis Player of the Week.
If we could give away awards for sheer wicket-taking joy, and the most exuberant celebration ritual in world cricket, then South Africa spinner Imran Tahir would win every week. Oh what the heck, we’re giving it to him anyway.
The most hashed out ‘joke’ online this week has been that at last there will be a South African in the World Cup final, and we’re going to hand said Saffer-turned-Kiwi, Grant Elliott, our Dunamis Player of the Week gong.
Another World Cup has come and gone for South Africa, with players and fans left breathless with disappointment following that Auckland thriller on Tuesday, and as the Proteas book their flights back home, let’s have a look at the numbers.
Afghanistan batsman Samiullah Shenwari’s 96 saved his side from embarrassment against Scotland, and also paved the way for their one-wicket win in Dunedin on Thursday, but he was modest about his role.
Sri Lanka have not been in the best ODI form of late, but one cannot imagine they’ll falter against the Associate side, who are very popular with the fans but may not hold up so well against Lasith Malinga’s yorkers.