Since the Ashes have finished, I thought I'd start a general thread on cricket. So any of the minor matches or general topics could go here I guess.
Been watching the current World XI v Australia super test in Sydney and I have to say how much I like the new footage they have of the players, set to some sort of music that sounds like a classical chant. The smooth slowmotion shows me much more of the players movements than anything I've seen before, high quality work and in perfect synch with the music. Well done channel 9 !!!
I especially like watching McGrath, he is literally at fully stretch, every bone and sinew in his body seems to be exteneded gracefully to their limits, like a human sling, beautiful to watch. There's also a shot of Gillie taking one behind the stumps, you can see how the human eye is able to follow the ball almost to the end, and the expression on his face, a picture of balance and focus.
Who says sport has to be fast and furious to be enjoyable? Poetry in motion.