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As a potential England wicketkeeper, Paul Nixon has been there or thereabouts for several years, but now - at the age of 36 - he is finally fully integrated into the team and eagerly awaiting his first World Cup. The Guardian's Donald McRae caught up with him.
The Badger, of course, is mad for it. He is yapping and yearning and simply gagging for it. In fact the Badger looks almost beside himself with excitement. "I'm living the dream," he chortles. "I'm that proud and amazed. After all these years I'm about to play for England in a tournament that will be watched by millions around the world. It's awesome."
Andrew Miller is the former UK editor of ESPNcricinfo and now editor of The Cricketer magazineFeeds: Andrew Miller
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