Not unjustifiably, the media have lamented the dismal record-breaking losing reputation of our women’s cricket team. Imagination is called for.
We live in an age in which sexual unorthodoxy is being celebrated, homosexuality elevated to an art form and most of all, trans-sexuality is up there with the Second-coming in terms of wonderfulness. Therein lies the answer.
We persuade some of our retired male test players, with the national interest in mind, to do the decent thing and come out as trans. The question is who?
If Mark Richardson still has it, batting-wise and while I don’t know him, he comes across as a bloke with a sense of humour and would probably be in it.
Add Jesse Ryder who was always on board for a laugh and Brendon McCullum and our girls would be invincible.
No need for breast implants and what have you. Women cricketers have never been noted for their beauty so just a dab of lipstick and wigs would suffice to put paid to any doubts.