World Cup 2015

  • Under prepared
  • Over prepared
  • Batsmen particularly vulnerable during first 50 overs of innings
  • Players unsettled when bowling machine became only member of squad to pass Turning Test
  • “Ex Soviet Bloc countries always vote for each other” – Paul Downton
  • Wasted too many referrals on dropped catches
  • Other teams kept hitting the ball too hard
  • Tinted sun glasses were tinted on the inside
  • Without Kevin Pietersen team was missing an experienced middle-order scapegoat

And the main reason:

  • In the middle of “an unsettling 40 year rebuilding phase”