December 18, 2021

I want to stay up and report on the ashes squad.

I really do.

But I am so tired I just don’t think I will make it.

I think I fell asleep before and dreamt that the reason the squad hasn’t been announced yet is because Andrew Hilditch can’t get hold of Andrew McDonald to tell him he is dropped.

McDonald, who being the fairly relaxed country boy he is, forgot about the squad and turned his phone off so Hilditch couldn’t get through.

Hilditch couldn’t work out what hotel Delhi were staying at, so in a panic he calls Glenn McGrath and Greg Shipperd, but both their phones are off, and the only other person he can contact is Dirty Dirk Nannes.

He calls Dirk, and wakes up the snarling beast, who when he finds out who it is, screams a beastial roar into the phone and then tells Hilditch he won’t wake McDonald up to tell him he is dropped and turns his phone off.

Ofcourse it was only a dream.

Since I wont be up when they announce the real team, this is my guess:

Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Stuart Clark, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, Phillip Hughes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Brett Lee, Graham Manou, Marcus North, Andrew Symonds, Peter Siddle, Shane Watson.

Let’s see if I can read Hilditch’s mind.