With several Kent/England players old and new (Alan Knott and Adam Ball to name a couple) being Charlton fans, I thought i'd start a general Cricket Sticky for people to discuss all things Cricket during the summer. Primarily this will be for England games, but also any other cricket stories worthy of comment, whether it be IPL,T20 ,CB40,ODI's or any other form of the game. Let me start it off with my view of the forthcoming immense year for England with the touring sides being West Indies (Tests and ODI's), Australia (ODI and T20) and South Africa (Tests,ODI and T20). The key series is against South Africa with teams 1 and 2 battling it our for top spot in the Test Log. South Africa have some formidable players, including the new bowling sensation, Vernon Philander, who will, in my opinion, be a revelation in English conditions. What with Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel as the other 2 quicks, they will be a very strong unit, however, their spin department may rely a wee bit too much on Imran Tahir. Whether their batting will be as strong as past teams remains to be seen, with veterans Smith and Kallis still very prominent in their line-up- but with fine backup from Amla de DeVilliers. Watch out for Richard Levy in the T20's - he has the record for the fastest T20 international century ever, although on a ground with an extremely small boundary carry. Windies also seem to have had a little resurgency recently, with Nadine,in my opinion, about to become a superstar in the Shane Warne mould,(watch out for him, one hell of a bowler) and also Gayle making a comeback in the ODI's potentially. Australia also seem to be rebuilding, and have unearthed a few quicks in PAttinson and Cummins that could cause problems if they can adapt to English conditions. My predictions are... England to beat Windies in all forms. England also to beat Aus in all forms. England and SA to draw in Tests but SA to win in ODI's. Play !