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World Cup 2011

Sangakkara leads ICC's World Cup XI

Kumar Sangakkara was named captain of the ICC's team of the World Cup 2011 that is dominated by players from India and Sri Lanka, with seven spots going to the finalists

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Australia news

Ponting leaves future in selectors' hands

Ricky Ponting has said he wants to play on but that his fate is in the hands of the selectors after Australia crashed out of the World Cup in the quarter-finals.

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World Cup 2011

Ponting was overburdened - Buchanan

John Buchanan has said Ricky Ponting has been let down by people in leadership roles in Australian cricket, leaving him overburdened

India v Australia, 2nd quarter-final, World Cup 2011, Ahmedabad

We were 20 runs short - Ponting

Ricky Ponting, the Australia captain, said his side fell 15-20 runs short with the bat and then did not build enough pressure with the ball in their loss to India in Ahmedabad

Australia v India, World Cup 2011, 2nd quarter-final, Ahmedabad

Yuvraj sets up Pakistan showdown

An awe-inspiring Ricky Ponting dazzled and Sachin Tendulkar hit a delightful fifty but it was Yuvraj Singh who stole the show to lead India to an exciting semi-final encounter against Pakistan

Australia v India, World Cup 2011, quarter-final, Ahmedabad

Battle of the flawed heavyweights

Australia against India is a clash between teams with obvious imperfections. The loser goes home while the winner heads to Mohali, to play Pakistan on March 30

India v Australia, World Cup 2011, Ahmedabad

Ponting banks on Australia's history

Australia meeting India in a World Cup quarter-final feels like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal clashing in the round of 16 at Wimbledon. It could have been the dream match-up for the April 2 decider