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Captain's Knock

Now, The Humdinger

Fielding is an indication of how a team is feeling. It hasn't been very positive.

Now, The Humdinger
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Now, The Humdinger
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While it’s great to be in the finals, the fact that one team, Zimbabwe, is out of the running so early in the tri-series does not augur well. Zimbabwe have been struggling in the absence of Andy Flower, and none of their batsmen have fired so far. The lower order and the big-hearted captain Heath Streak are doing their level best, but the results are not coming their way simply because there has been no score of substance from the top half of the order. It was sad to see crowds thinning for encounters involving Zimbabwe during the series, and I hope they recover some form soon.

Our new-look opening pair was only for Sydney. We have a long season ahead and the management has decided to give some squad members a break whenever the team can afford it. Since last Sunday’s game was at Brisbane, Matthew Hayden’s hometown, we decided he could have a break during which he could look after a few niggles, spend time with wife and children before getting back to the squad recharged and fresh for the final phase of the tournament. I expect him to join us at Adelaide for our double-header there.

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