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April 4, 2011 content 0

Captain Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan’s batting is a cause for their poor World Cup.

Pakistan, bowled out for a paltry 184, were indebted to Afridi’s one-man show, whose leg-breaks earned figures of 5-23 and helped his team avoid the kind of upset they suffered against Ireland in the Caribbean four years ago. I wish I’d had a free bet on it!

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February 21, 2011 content 0

Australia player Brett lee, 34 years old, is enjoying his World Cup games in India. Brett Lee has said: I have not been at my best in the longer forms of the game in India, but have done well in T20. I’m here to enjoy my cricket without expecting anything. Nobody expected me to return to the Australia side but here I am. The determination is still there.
The game is purely about batting. The batsmen just walk in and tee off.

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February 2, 2011 isport 0

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff believes Paul Collingwood should return home early after his poor tour of Australia to focus on the World Cup.

Collingwood managed just 83 runs during a Test series England’s batsman otherwise dominated, before scores of 16, six and one in the limited overs series so far.

Flintoff believes the all-rounder would be better served by getting away from cricket and return to his family, with his wife expecting a child next month.

“I’d be tempted for him to come home, because in the World Cup we’re going to be need him playing well,” Flintoff said.

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February 2, 2011 isport 0

AUSTRALIA has clawed back some credibility after a disastrous Test campaign by securing the one-day series with an emphatic win in the fifth match at the Gabba.

Jeers turned to cheers as Michael Clarke snapped a horror run with the bat to inspire the win.

Despite Chris Woakes (6-45) grabbing the second-best one-day figures ever by an Englishman in only his second ODI, stand-in skipper Clarke (54) was the man of the moment after Australia’s 51-run victory.

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