You've just got to love the tickled-pink look people tend to sport after pulling out England, Australia, India or — if you're dripping with patriotic syrup — the Black Caps from the hat of an office sweepstakes with the advent of the ICC Cricket World Cup this week.

Frankly it's the best way to be, having someone pick out tournament favourites for you.

Nothing encapsulates merriment more than people — even if they know nothing about cricket — who project the demeanour of mildly inebriated race-goers recklessly placing bets on horses based on the tribal colours of a jockey's silks

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