Top dogs

Excitement now building for the final, especially as the best two teams have made it by playing attacking cricket. Here’s hoping they serve up a hum-dinger. Highlights for me have been watching live Ponting, Clarke, Watson, De Villiers and Jayawardene playing shots I can’t even play in my dreams. Messing about in the Caribbean on a 90 foot yacht has been pretty cool too.

Having done the Loser XI, here’s our A-team. There are a few that are unlucky to miss out, including Michael Clarke, Jacques Kallis, AB De Villiers, Daren Powell, Shane Bond, Mashrafe Mortaza and Paul Nixon, but I’m sure they’ll get over it.

1. Hayden 2. Jayasuriya 3. Ponting 4. Jayawardene 5. Pietersen 6. Styris 7. Boucher 8. Hogg 9. Malinga 10. Murali 11. McGrath

Sangakkara has a great chance of stealing the keeper’s berth tomorrow, especially after Boucher’s first baller yesterday, so everything to play for. The others pick themselves, no?

Ian Valentine is a freelance journalist blogging the World Cup for The Corridor

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