• He has retired from Tests but 38-year-old Muttiah Muralidaran isn't taking it easy. The Sri Lanka spinner is in Papua New Guinea promoting the game and creating AIDS awareness as part of the ICC's promotional activities. He took ten minutes out from his busy schedule to speak with AR Hemant on phone.


    Q: The ICC Cricket World Cup is returning to the sub-continent. How according to you has ODI cricket changed in the last 14 years?


    Not much has changed in terms of strategy. You still have to plan according to the situation.


    Q: The 1996 Sri Lankan team was a perfect one with players for nearly every role. How does it compare to the current side?


    We will be playing in home conditions and we will give everyone a good fight. One can't compare eras and teams. The 1996 team was a great one, but this side is looking good too.


    Q: This being an ICC Cricket World Cup in the sub-continent, spinners will have a huge role to play. How should they strategise?


    Each team has its strengths and weaknesses

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  • Talking to ICC about the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to be held in the subcontinent, dashing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said this is the ultimate one day tournament and I know what it's like playing in this competition.

    Talking to ICC about the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to be held in the subcontinent, dashing Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal said this is the ultimate one day tournament and I know what it's like playing in this competition.


    He also said that "I am very excited as this will be at home and the team has developed quite a reputation here." 


    Q: Can you believe your success in international cricket to date?


    A: Sometimes I have to pinch myself. In 2006 I was playing in the U19 World Cup and next year it was the ICC CWC in the Caribbean. In 2008 I had become a Test player. Everything has been pretty rapid but I have enjoyed every moment of it. I have worked hard at my game and it is always a great feeling when you get reward for hard work. 


    Q: What are

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  • ‘World Cup on my mind’

    On the day he was named in the Test squad for the New Zealand series, Gambhir spoke to The Indian Express about his forced break and the excitement to be back with the boys.

    It's been a frustrating period for Gautam Gambhir. A series of injuries, the latest being his knee strain during the first Test against Australia at Mohali, has seen Gambhir make the National Cricket Academy his base.


    The left-hander watched India record a historic wash out against Australia on TV. On the day he was named in the Test squad for the New Zealand series, Gambhir spoke to The Indian Express about his forced break and the excitement to be back with the boys. Excerpts:


    How did you spend your time while being away from Team India?


    It's frustrating for me to sit at home and watch cricket on television. I watched every bit of the Vizag game (against Aussies) and I missed being part of the team. To be honest, missing out on a game after being dropped feels bad but to sit out with injury and watch other

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