• The win on Wednesday night was obviously a boost for the team and, aside from a drop in intensity during the latter stages, I was really pleased with our performance. However, we have to start afresh on Saturday and build ourselves up for an important game.

     

    The key for me is that as a team we have to really believe in ourselves and each other. There is no point in only three or four players believing in themselves. All 11 players have to have that confidence and belief. In addition, you have to trust your team-mates to do their jobs.

     

    Our fielding during the Test series was disappointing, but I was very satisfied by our effort during the first 16 overs in Nagpur. We maintained a good intensity throughout and kept up the pressure despite a good start from Gautam Gambhir.

     

    The arrival of our limited-overs specialists freshened up the squad nicely. It was great to see the debutants, all-rounders Muthumudalige Pushpakumara and Chinthaka Jayasinghe, buzzing around in the field and

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  • The win on Wednesday night was obviously a boost for the team and, aside from a drop in intensity during the latter stages, I was really pleased with our performance. However, we have to start afresh on Saturday and build ourselves up for an important game.

     

    The key for me is that as a team we have to really believe in ourselves and each other. There is no point in only three or four players believing in themselves. All 11 players have to have that confidence and belief. In addition, you have to trust your team-mates to do their jobs.

     

    Our fielding during the Test series was disappointing, but I was very satisfied by our effort during the first 16 overs in Nagpur. We maintained a good intensity throughout and kept up the pressure despite a good start from Gautam Gambhir.

     

    The arrival of our limited-overs specialists freshened up the squad nicely. It was great to see the debutants, all-rounders Muthumudalige Pushpakumara and Chinthaka Jayasinghe, buzzing around in the field and

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  • We have endured an entire decade of Australia dominating world cricket, and it is great to have now a cluster of sides vying for the number one spot.

     

    India snatched the top status away from South Africa this week, and it will only serve to make Graeme Smith's side even more determined in the upcoming Test series against England.

    Right now, you have India, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka and England all battling hard to establish themselves as the world's best - that's a very healthy state for cricket to be in.

     

    All it will take is for one of those five sides to have a powerful run of form through three or four Test series, and each are capable of doing so.

     

    In the case of India, I would still question whether they are capable of performing away from home on a regular basis, and that could be where South Africa sneak ahead.

     

    It is pretty ironic that India have risen to the top in a format which some people have accused them of neglecting, but it just goes to show that Test

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