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Injury ends Shahzad's World Cup

Injury ends Shahzad's World Cup

Justin Goulding

Ajmal Shahzad has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring problem. He becomes the third England player to be forced home early through injury.

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Shoaib calls it a day

Shoaib calls it a day

Pakistan paceman Shoaib Akhtar has confirmed he will retire from international cricket after the ongoing World Cup on the sub-continent.

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Strauss excited by Windies challenge

Strauss excited by Windies challenge

Andrew Strauss insists England will play without fear as they seek to stay in the World Cup when they face West Indies in a game they have to win to have a chance of staying in the competition.

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Strauss and Swann boost for England

Strauss and Swann boost for England

England captain Andrew Strauss and key spinner Graeme Swann have recovered from illness on the eve of the must-win World Cup match against West Indies at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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Pietersen has successful surgery

Pietersen has successful surgery

Kevin Pietersen underwent routine surgery for a hernia and will commence a rehabilitation programme with Surrey, in conjunction with the England team medical staff, following recuperation.

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Sidebottom tips England to progress

Sidebottom tips England to progress

Dave Clark

Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom has backed his former England colleagues to come good for their crunch clash against West Indies in Chennai.

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Ponting awaits meaningful test

Ponting awaits meaningful test

Ricky Ponting believes Australia are yet to be tested in the World Cup group stage after the defending champions’ unbeaten run continued with a thumping seven-wicket victory over Canada.

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Australia crush spirited Canada

Australia crush spirited Canada

Matthew Sherry and Dave Clark

Australia extended their World Cup unbeaten run to 34 games and moved top of Group A courtesy of a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Canada.

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Pakistan set for top-order changes

Pakistan set for top-order changes

Pakistan look set to try a new opening pair in their final Group A match against Australia, with Ahmed Shehzad’s loss of form set to cost him his place.

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Tuffey joins Black Caps squad

Tuffey joins Black Caps squad

New Zealand have drafted in Daryl Tuffey to provide bowling cover for the remainder of their World Cup campaign. The 32-year-old has been brought in because Kyle Mills is struggling with a quad strain.

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