England looked nervous and that was understandable. There are a few members of this team who were involved in the last World Cup and the bad memories of that tournament will be at the back of the mind despite the improvements made since then. They also have to handle a weight of expectation they are not used to in knockout tournaments. The country expects them to win and certainly beat Bangladesh. … [Read more...] about England got the job done, but why did they needlessly confuse themselves with team selection?
The likely selection will be a blow to Archer, who has struggled this winter after an electrifying start to his England Test career in last summer's Ashes. The 24-year-old took two for 207 in two Tests against New Zealand, and although he took six wickets in the opening Test against South Africa at Centurion they were expensive and also came at the cost of an injured right elbow, which ruled him out of the win in Cape Town. … [Read more...] about England make surprise decision to recall Mark Wood ahead of Jofra Archer for third Test in South Africa
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There’s a rush you get when you watch a routine that has been burnished to gem-like perfection, every phrase and pause chiselled and grooved to maximise the surprise; I felt drunk on it after two hours of this set. Joke after joke operates on a plane to which standup seldom ascends, culminating in the extraordinary anecdote about Acaster being dumped by his agent. It plays such complex games with irony and perspective that you end up dizzy – but not so much as to miss the real-life trauma Acaster both conceals and reveals. … [Read more...] about James Acaster review – a comedy genius at the peak of his powers