South Africa got a wicket with the 2nd ball of the game, and then they go onto LOSE by 104-runs. Didn’t even make it to the 40-over mark.
Wasn’t their finest ‘hour’.
I hate to say this, BUT I just don’t get them.
Ngidi & Rabada bowl like GIRLS. They are not good enough to bowl throat balls. They disappointed I.
de Kock was GREAT but got out, as he often does, unnecessarily. Shame. If he hung around they might have had a chance.
DEAR, poor Amla worries me. I THINK THE WORLD OF HIM. But, he is struggling and I hate to see that. I think he has got too old to handle genuine Jofra Archer ilk speed, i.e., 90 mph. I think he is having eyesight issues again. Yes, he did well the warm-up game, but they should DROP HIM.
But, still a long way to go. But, it was NOT a good start.
England was bloody impressive. Clinical.
48 Matches, in total, May 30 to July 14 (Final).
Essentially a match day.
[Do NOT bother with Hotstar unless you are Indian or have a low IQ.]
I plan to watch the highlights of all 48-matches on Willow TV.
I was there at the 1979 & 1983 FINALS at Lord’s.
Watched 2015, 2011 & 2007 on TV.
So let’s get ready.
Today is the DAY.
Hotstar has NO IDEA
about covering cricket.
Do not even TRY to watch the World Cup on it
unless you are Indian or are Intellectually challenged.
For a start they BROADCAST the final scores all over the place! So, before you get to watch a match — or highlights — you know the results. What is FUN?
I have said this before, I will say it AGAIN.
Do not part with ANY money to Hotstar for the World Cup. It will be a rip-off.
The World Cup is available, in the U.S., on Willow TV. Now that is a proper and dedicated cricket company.
Go with Willow. Give Hotstar the finger.
Oh, and Hotstar is crooked, duplicitous and dishonest.
I am NOT getting too excited and getting my hopes up.
Willow, as it did with Vivo IPL 2018, last year, could screw us again, at the last minute.
So, let’s wait and see.
It all has to do with what constitutes STREAMING. Bloody, despicable (Indian) Hotstar, the scummiest company ever, has the STREAMING rights for the 2019 World Cup — in the U.S. (just like it did for Vivo IPL 2018 & 2019).
Willow TV could only show the World Cup 2019 on TV — i.e., not streaming. You had to TRY and watch the World Cup on Hotstar’s pathetic coverage.
But, keep your options open.
I am LUCKY. I have Sling/Willow TV & Hotstar. So, I am covered. But, I would rather watch on Willow TV that bloody Hotstar.
I will, of course, keep you posted.
By and large I am rather fond of most Indians (and they are a lovable bunch of buggers in general), but they can drive you to distraction and beyond. They are a bunch of cowboys and cowgirls at heart — which is the real reason they venerate cows. That I have to suffer the ignominy, daily, of having to contend with two Indian-run outfits “Willow” (cricket) & “Hotstar” reminds me — daily — that they really couldn’t hold a successful bloody orgy in a Mumbai whorehouse. Their competence is to be incompetent.
This satellite destruction fiasco is but proof. Q.E.D.
If they jeopardize the ISS that would be criminal. I despair.
But, you have to laugh. Because, they will just wag their heads and say: “Very sorry. Very sorry. Not do next time. Very sorry“.
Watching ANY cricket on ‘Hotstar’ is extremely depressing & frustrating because they show the results in the program description! They can’t help it. ‘Hotstar’ is the most unprofessional and dishonest company in the known Universe.
They also have decided that 23-minutes is the optimum length for a highlights package. Oh, they are not too smart either. Just smart when it comes to dishonesty.
The cricket has been outstanding. Hotstar spoils it.
I have just learnt that the 2019 World Cup will be on Hotstar. Jesus wept. They will totally screw it up.
Willow TV did it AGAIN.
But, this evening they were ALL gone.
Yes, it appears that it all has to do with the definition of ‘streaming’.
Vivo IPL 2019 is available on Willow — BUT not on Roku/Sling!
Luckily I already had Hotstar.
So, now YOU know.
Already watched the highlights of Match 1. SMILE>