April 6, 2007

World Cup 2007

England consider recalling Strauss

Peter English
Andrew Strauss and Ed Joyce consider a change of sports, Antigua, April 2, 2007
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Michael Vaughan is not bothered that Andrew Strauss hasn’t played in the tournament as he considers him as an opener for the match against Australia, AFP reports.

"We've discussed it already and we have an idea of the way we are going to go because it is an area of concern," Vaughan said. “We haven't been firing at the top of the order and we have been putting batsmen under pressure. But there have been stages when we have been getting to good positions as well and not going on."

Robert Craddock writes in The Australian Ricky Ponting’s team has the chance to end Michael Vaughan’s one-day career. “England will be all but out of the World Cup if Australia wins and Vaughan, who has an ordinary one-day record, is likely to go down with the ship.”

Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo

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