The downside of going to a pub is fighting the crowds. If you'd rather stay at home, make sure you set yourself up before the games begin. The ideal cricket watching venue should have a good TV, comfy couch and air conditioning. Hopefully this will be your house; if not, it's time to befriend the neighbour, co-worker or brother-in-law with the sweet pad.
Have a TV Guide handy to ensure that you don't miss a minute of the action and stock up on cold beer. A couch-side esky means you won't miss precious seconds making trips to the fridge.
Hopefully, your holidays will coincide with cricket season. If not, telling the boss you have chicken pox or gastro should get you at least a week away from the office.