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England's World Cup campaign

Flintoff's sobering experience

All too often, the press and public in England are guilty of what is known as "tall-poppy syndrome". They build a star up, particularly if he is a sportsman, and then hack him down with a vengeance the moment he oversteps the mark

Cricinfo staff

2007 World Cup

Fletcher remains optimistic

Duncan Fletcher, the England coach, insists all is not lost for England, despite losing comprehensively to New Zealand in their opening match on Friday

Cricinfo staff

England v New Zealand, Group C, St Lucia

Vaughan vows no let-up against Canada

Michael Vaughan insists he isn't about to give someone a game for the sake of getting practice as England turn their focus to Canada in their second Group C match on March 18 in St. Lucia

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Fleming cautious about two-point advantage into Super 8's

'I knew the heat was on me' - Styris

Scott Styris, the New Zealand allrounder, has said that the pressure to retain his place in the squad motivated him to raise his performance and guide his side home

England v New Zealand, Group C, St Lucia

Lose the toss, win the match

New Zealand and England have both won exactly 27 ODIs against each other, while winning the toss has been a curse for both teams