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Dietmar Hamann, the former Germany and Liverpool midfielder, speaks to All Out Cricket, about discovering cricket, a "thinking man's game", in England, and facing a bowling machine, operated by Andrew Flintoff, hurling balls at 95 miles an hour.
It's a thinking man's game and that's what I like about it. You need to take a lot of things into account. Obviously, the tone of the game is changing at the moment with the shorter formats coming in. But skills-wise, especially in Test cricket, you've got to make a lot of decisions; whether to bat or bowl first, when to use your bowlers, how to set the field. Some people think it's just tossing a ball up and smacking it out of the ground. But there's so much to the game.
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