The woefully short three test series England vs South Africa starts today, which will effectively be a battle to see who's best in the world.
I'm very excited - I just wish I had Sky Sports right now. I'm nervous too - I reckon SA have better individual bowlers (Steyn) and batters (Kallis, De Villiers, Amla) but we conversely have better bowling and batting units as a whole. We are much stronger with the wicket kepper and spinner though, so that might count in our favour.
Predictions anyone? I'm always pessimistic so I'll say 2-0 SA - firt test a draw due to rain, 2nd test convincing SA victory, 3rd test won by SA as England risk it go chasing for the win.
I'm on paternity leave, so am off work and have Test Match Special on my earphones. We're 200-2, so going well, especially as Strauss went 4th ball for a duck. Trott got 70 odd, Cook not out in the 90s. South Africa are individually probably the best in the world by some distance, but less than the sum of their parts, while England are more than, and therefore probably edge it.