February 21, 2007

World Cup 2007

Hussey tips World Cup scores of 400

Peter English

Michael Hussey believes scores of up to 400 could be needed to win the World Cup, writes Iain Payten in the Daily Telegraph.

"Maybe you look at scores of 340 on those grounds," Hussey says. "They are very small, the pitch is flat and with a fast outfield maybe 370, 380 or even 400 is a more realistic score. Probably 340 is only worth 280 on an Australian field."

Malcolm Conn says in The Australian the current crop of bowlers cannot win the World Cup.

Jonathan Millmow describes on stuff.co.nz the chaotic scenes after the second of the enormous run-chases.

Alex Brown writes in the Sydney Morning Herald Australia’s recent poor form will not damage the prospects of more lucrative series with India.

Payten also speaks to Nathan Bracken, the only bowler in all four of Australia’s highest failed defences.

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