If Andrew Strauss looks at this question, he will chuckle aloud. In a parallel universe, perhaps they are boarding the flight back home as one writes this. They came into the World Cup on the back of a long and arduous season, but after the high of the Ashes victory Down Under, they have been fighting to keep their heads above the water.
Experienced trio Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralitharan played starring roles as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 112 runs in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A clash in Mumbai.
Sangakkara hit 111 and Jayawardene 66 as Sri Lanka reached 265 for nine before Muralitharan took four for 25 to dismiss New Zealand for 153.
England have called up Surrey fast bowler Jade Dernbach to replace Ajmal Shahzad in their 15-man ICC Cricket World Cup squad.
Shahzad has suffered a hamstring injury and Dernbach comes into the squad following approval from the ICC Technical Committee.
Ireland rounded off their Cricket World Cup campaign with an imrpessive six-wicket victory over the Netherlands after Paul Stirling blasted 101 in 72 balls.
Ryan ten Doeschate had earlier hit 106 as the Dutch were dismissed for 306 but Stirling's effort, which included 14 fours and two sixes, set the Irish up to taste victory - for the second time in the tournament - with 14 balls to spare.
Cricket TV - A look back at another entertaining day at the ICC Cricket World Cup and another thrilling game involving England. For the sixth time in as many matches, they were at the centre of a nerve-racking finish as they held on to beat the West Indies by 18 runs in Chennai and keep their quarter-final hopes alive.
England held on to beat the West Indies by 18 runs and keep their hopes of reaching the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals alive in a thrilling Group B game in Chennai.
It was your usual run-of-the-mill thriller for them as they came back more than a couple of times after the match seemed headed the other way.
New Zealand fast bowler Daryl Tuffey is to join up with the national squad as bowling cover during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
Following injuries to Daniel Vettori and Kyle Mills, Tuffey is being flown to India as a precaution ahead of the Black Caps' final group game against Sri Lanka.
Australia overcame a shaky start to beat Canada by seven wickets in in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A match in Bangalore.
Canada failed to make the best of a good start when they were bowled out for 211 before Australia, thanks to commanding half-centuries from openers Brad Haddin and Shane Watson, reached 212 for three in quick time.
Canada international John Davison has announced he is to retire from playing cricket at the end of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
Davison, 40, is best remembered for an outstanding innings of 111 against the West Indies in the 2003 World Cup and has played 32 One-Day Internationals for Canada having previously represented South Australia and Victoria.
JP Duminy fell one run short of a World Cup century but South Africa still had enough in reserve to qualify for the quarter-finals courtesy of a comprehensive 131-run win over Ireland in Kolkata.
Duminy made 99 in 103 balls as South Africa reached 272 for seven before Ireland were dismissed for 141 with Morne Morkel and Robin Peterson both taking three wickets.
Asad Shafiq stroked a composed unbeaten half-century to guide Pakistan to a seven-wicket Duckworth/Lewis method win over Zimbabwe in their ICC Cricket World Cup Group A game in Pallekele.
A rain-interrupted match saw Zimbabwe close on 151 for seven in 39.4 overs and Pakistan then reach an adjusted target to finish on 164 for three in 34.1 overs.
New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Mills suffered a thigh strain during his side's 97-run World Cup win over Canada, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have confirmed.
He left the field during his third over, resulting in Jesse Ryder having to complete the over, and did not return during New Zealand's comprehensive win.
Ireland captain William Porterfield has been given a reprimand by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following comments he made in the wake of his side's 44-run defeat to the West Indies.
After Gary Wilson was given out leg before by third umpire Asoka de Silva, Porterfield expressed his unhappiness with the decision - which came at a crucial time in the ICC Cricket World Cup Group B encounter.
Imrul Kayes stroked an unbeaten half-century to guide Bangladesh to a six-wicket ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 win over the Netherlands that piles the pressure on England ahead of their final group game.
By dismissing the Netherlands for 160 and then reaching 166 for four in reply, Bangladesh have put themselves in position to qualify for the quarter-finals should...
Cricket TV - A look back at the latest ICC Cricket World Cup action which saw reigning champions Australia and perennial challengers New Zealand book their places in the quarter-finals with comprehensive wins over Kenya and Canada respectively.
David doesn't beat Goliath every day. Likewise in any World Cup, there are minnows who would invariably upset the apple cart. That is a given and we hope for more such moments, for they enliven the game and the spectacle as a whole.