A fair point:
The English invented a sport [cricket] that relies on five consecutive days of without rain. Then they compete with countries like Australia and India. It's like on some level they want to be punished for colonialism.
Don't forget the West Indies.1
As a teenager I spent time listening Test Match Special for news of how Tony Greig's England side were repeatedly failing to make the West Indies grovel. Then a few years later Viv Richards took over the West Indies captaincy and spent a decade and a half making sure nobody in English cricket could forget the West Indies. ↩