It’s a sad day when your lunch is essentially the same as you were eating 30 years ago at school – humous sandwich and a nectarine – but that’s the way the cookie (didn’t) crumble.
It is definitely brightening up a little here, though David Hindle brings bad news, “According to the BBC, there is essentially zero chance of play today.
Perhaps more significant though is a forecast of lunchtime rain
tomorrow. England would need to wrap things up very quickly, assuming
they get the test started on time on Tuesday, and the ICC-imposed, test
match deathwish of “light meters” don’t also destroy the game. They
will, however, achieve their aim eventually. 2xT20 innings per side
spread over the morning and afternoon will be the new
“sensible/efficient” Test format. Or maybe more radical reformers will
demand 2×100 (balls) per side?
There is hope David. This was Virat Kohli in January: “I think the intent will not be right then because then you will speak of three-day tests, I mean where do you end? Then you will speak of test cricket disappearing. I don’t endorse that at all.