Afghanistan – Turned up with a bowling unit that most Minnows would be proud of, but their bowlers also ended up being their batting.
They were very loud, but showed real aptitude, but were kicked out of the library after being caught urinating on the technique books.
Australia – Finally selected a T20 team and got a test player to captain it. Took the gamble on 3 front line bowlers and it worked until their batsmen bottled it in the final.
Bullied their way around the schoolyard, and everyone sucked up to them. Next time they should stay focused until the end of the day.
Bangladesh – Tried hard at times but never had the firepower to scare Australia or Pakistan.
Truancy is a problem, if Tamim isn’t around the rest of the boys lose confidence. Perhaps they were promoted too quickly and could do well if they were to repeat this grade a few times.
England – Was the best performed and coached side in the entire tournament, Wright at six was a gamble, but their middle order stuck around and they deserved to win.
Polite, courteous, well mannered and simply a delight to teach. About time too, before this they were a disorganized bore that should have been spanked daily.
India – Arrived with a hangover, played like they were in a coma, picked the wrong side and then performed like their entire family had been killed by drunk drivers.
Spank them, send them to bed without their dinner, cut all extra curricular activities and make sure you give them a curfew.
Ireland – Showed yet again that they are a plucky yet largely untalented bunch. Bowling display against England was a masterclass in bowling slow seam.
Since Eoin has moved classes the Irish boys have looked slightly stupid, it might be time for remedial studies, again.
New Zealand – At times it felt like they were in the tournament, but that they also weren’t. They beat 2 of the Semi finalists, but not in the semi finals.
A very eager student who would do extra work than required, it was just that their best work was only just a pass.
Pakistan – Were shocking, brilliant and wonderfully insane, just like Pakistan should be. Need a captain, not an excitable poodle.
Were truant at the start of the semester, then came in late doing lots of work to try catch up. They almost passed but it wouldn’t be fair to students who turned up all the time, like M Hussey.
South Africa – had one of the bowlers of the tournament in Charl Langeveldt, and almost no one else. Picked the wrong team, stayed with the wrong teamand then failed to actually chase Pakistan’s total.
These boys are clearly too old for schooling, and didn’t look interested either. Perhaps getting them into the workforce would benefit them.
Sri Lanka – Surfed the wave of Mahela all the way to the finals, but outside of him and some isolated performances they were pretty ordinary.
Had one mature age student who was of no use, a cool student who didn’t seem interested and some experimental student who produced very little. Very disappointed in them.
West Indies – Teams who host these tournaments are usually useless, the West Indies proved that rule.
The entire class sit around waiting for Chris Gayle to do the work, and he can’t always be bothered. Andre Fletcher needs private tuition or home schooling.
Zimbabwe – Had a great array of spinners and almost entirely nothing else. Played good honest cricket, but are missing several components.
They seemed to be driven by fear of being spanked by their parents, but are generally a very poor academic group. I don’t want to alarm anyone, but Ray Price is surely too old to be at school, and I think I saw him beat up the Lunch Lady.