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  • The rewards of staying positive and backing yourself

    It is nice to be
    able to be among the wickets and progress to being figuring high in the Bowling
    Efficiency on the Castrol Index. The ball came out of the hand pretty well the other
    night in Colombo against Pakistan. To me it is always a good indication of how
    things are progressing.

     

    And to think that
    some months ago, the only person who believed I could be back bowling was me.

     

    When you analyse
    Australia's last league game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 against
    Pakistan, it is clear that we didn’t score enough runs. Unfortunately, that
    night in Colombo, we didn't do well enough to give ourselves the opportunity to
    bowl with a score to defend. I think skipper Ricky Ponting echoed these
    comments after the day's play.

     

    In fact, I have been
    happy with the way I have bowled throughout this tournament. In the first four
    matches, I had four wickets and it would have been nice to have a few more. I
    felt I was bowling okay and that the wickets would come. I have stayed patient,

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  • Glad to be part of a unit with great bowling efficiency

    Nothing has changed since the last time I interacted with you. That is, as far, as Australia's preparations for its defence of the ICC Cricket World Cup title.

     

    After a longish break, we played the game against Kenya in Bangalore and we are pleased with the way we went about it. We are progressing well and ready for our match against Canada, keeping one eye on the quarter-finals. Of course, we have another game against Pakistan in a few days' time in Colombo.

     

    I have been asked if not bowling out Kenya was a bit of a downer for us. We wanted to have a good workout, wanted to get a game of 100 overs, considering that we had spent a good part of the last fortnight away from competitive cricket. We wanted everyone to have an opportunity to experience the conditions. It was also a pretty low and slow wicket.

     

    I am delighted to be part of an attack which is among those with a Bowling Efficiency of over 230 on the Castrol Index and is second best during the first 10 overs. The fact that

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