The venue was the same, the main cast couldn’t have been more different. Tim Murtagh, the 37 year old warhorse bowling gentle 115kph wobblers, slips so close to the batsmen they were in shot on TV. Jason Roy, who took all before him in the World Cup. ?
If Eoin Morgan the Irishman lifts the cricket World Cup for England on Sunday it can no longer be considered an irony. Instead, it will be a refreshing change from the nationalist debate that seems to be giving Europe so much grief at the moment.