Come on you reds
Whilst waiting for the Sri Lankan and West Indian press conferences to begin at the Guyana National Stadium, the BBC team got involved in some typically idle conversation.
Among the ludicrous topics of discussion raised was that the 2007 ICC World Cup is proving a very good tournament for "the gingers".
Now you've probably noticed that some players are perhaps prouder of their "red heads" than others. Irish all-rounder Kevin O'Brien is about as "carrot topped" as a man could be. In fact his father , one of Ireland's most famous cricketers , is even called Ginger.
Others, who I won't name, would probably say their hair is more strawberry blond. They are fooling no-one.
So in the best tradition of cricket fans around the world, we have come up with a "2007 World Cup Ginger XI".
1 - Hamish Marshall (New Zealand)
Lou Vincent's loss was the Ginger World Cup Teams gain. A late call up to the Kiwi squad, Marshall is quite happy to show off his curly strawberry locks.
2 - Ian Bell (England)
Promoted to open the innings in our side Bell has gone through many hair styles and hair colours. But we reckon we know what really lies beneath.
3 - Paul Collingwood (England)
Already one of the stars of the World Cup. A fierce competitor who wouldn't flinch at any anti-ginger sledging.
4 - Niall O'Brien (Ireland)
Maybe not as prominent a red-head as his brother Kevin, Niall is enjoying an outstanding World Cup. As well as being the main-stay of our middle order, Niall will keep wicket and will take responsibility to sledge all the blond , black or brown haired opponents this team come up against.
5 - Jamie Dalrymple (England)
What is it about England players and red-hair !
6 - Kevin O'Brien (Ireland)
Nothing needs to be said - This man is GINGER !!
7 - Shaun Pollock (South Africa)
Suffered at the hands of Hayden in St Kitts, but Pollock is a red-head with a red-hot reputation, who may well enjoy the last laugh later in the competition.
8 - Dougie Brown (Scotland)
Had a World Cup of ups and downs. Golden duck against the Netherlands - impressive 40 odd against South Africa. One of the most friendly of our ginger brigade.
9 - Anthony Ireland (Zimbabwe)
He may have been born in the midlands province of Zimbabwe, but he looks like an Irishmen. And the second name is a bit of a give-away.
10 - Jon Blain (Scotland)
Another red-headed Scot.
Coach - Kevin Curran (Zimbabwe)
The former Northants and Gloucestershire all-rounder is the man to inspire our team and leave opponents red-faced.
Umpire - Brian Jerling (South Africa)
Brian may have to convince Rudi Koertzen to dye his white hair red so that he can have some support. Or perhaps get a red wig for Steve Davis or Mark Benson.
Commentary on this side's matches would be provided by Test Match Special's resident ginger, Mr Arlo White (very inappropriately named).
Alert readers will have noticed only ten names in our side. Well, I have been through all the World Cup guides , attended numerous training sessions and have yet to be convinced about the redness of the hair of other players. Some of the Dutch players looked ginger, but that may have just been the reflection from their orange tops.
So I need your help to find the eleventh member of this special side. If not from the current World Cup teams then maybe from the past.
Let me know and remember - "the future's bright...the future's ginger"