7 August, 2015. 11:04
IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact
LAST NIGHT Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England beat Australia for 60 in a relatively exciting fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
The 111 deliveries it took to dismiss Australia is now listed as quickest first innings in Test history, but Australia isn’t really interested in the cricket this year.
It seems the usually outspoken Australian cricket fans aren’t really that emotive this year, opting to channel all of their competitive energy into speculation and anticipation of the upcoming rugby world cup, due to begin in on the 18th of September.
“Yeah, I’m not sure what it is… I just think Test Cricket is a bit boring this year” says Australian cricket enthusiast Andrew Franklin.
Despite being in England, for the Ashes, Mr Franklin says international test cricket is just not that interesting at the moment. He says he is almost tempted to stick around a bit longer and see how the Rugby World Cup pans out.
“The Wallabies are looking explosive! We are going to eat England alive! It’s definitely more of a rugby kind of year in my opinion. Both England and Australia aren’t playing very exciting cricket
“It’s just disrespectful if anything, the way the batsmen are playing it safe. Like seriously it’s not a good year for cricket in general. Both teams are being a bit dull”
“I am not interested in really talking about the cricket anymore. Go the Wallabies!”