ICC Champions Trophy 2009 Squads

Squads:

Australia: Ricky Ponting (capt), Michael Clarke, Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Tim Paine (wk), Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

 

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England: Andrew Strauss (capt), James Anderson, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Joe Denly, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wk), Adil Rashid, Owais Shah, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright, plus AN Other.

Andrew Flintoff ruled out by injury  

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India: Mahendra Dhoni (capt), Yuvraj Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, RP Singh, Ishant Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Amit Mishra, Abhishek Nayar.

 

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New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (capt), Shane Bond, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Brendon Diamanti, Grant Elliott, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins (wk), Brendon McCullum (wk), Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey.

 

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Pakistan: Younus Khan (capt), Imran Nazir, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Yousuf, Kamran Akmal (wk), Umar Gul, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif, Rao Iftikhar, Saeed Ajmal.

 

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South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), Johan Botha, Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher (wk), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Albie Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Roelof van der Merwe.

 

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Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela Jayawardene, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Thilina Kandamby, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga

 

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West Indies: Floyd Reifer (capt), David Bernard, Tino Best, Royston Crandon, Travis Dowlin, Andre Fletcher, Kevin McClean, Nikita Miller, Kieran Powell, Dale Richards, Kemar Roach, Darren Sammy, Devon Smith, Gavin Tonge, Chadwick Walton (wk).

ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Group A
Australia
India
Pakistan
West Indies

Group B
South Africa
New Zealand
Sri Lanka
England

Sept 22: South Africa v Sri Lanka, Centurion, 13:30 BST
Sept 23: Pakistan v West Indies, Wanderers, 13:30 BST
Sept 24: South Africa v New Zealand, Centurion, 08:30 BST
Sept 25: England v Sri Lanka, Wanderers, 13:30 BST
Sept 26: Australia v West Indies, Wanderers, 13:30 BST
Sept 26: India v Pakistan, Centurion, 08:30 BST
Sept 27: New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Wanderers, 13:30 BST
Sept 27: South Africa v England, Centurion, 13:30 BST
Sept 28: Australia v India, Centurion, 13:30 BST
Sept 29: England v New Zealand, Wanderers, 13:30 BST
Sept 30: Australia v Pakistan, Centurion, 08:30 BST
Sept 30: India v West Indies, Wanderers, 13:30 BST

 

Oct 2: first semi-final (A1 v B2), Centurion, 13:30 BST
Oct 3: second semi-final (B1 v A2), Wanderers, 13:30 BST

Oct 5: final, Centurion, 13:30 BST

Andrew Strauss on Fire

It is interesting to see Strauss has not only poked the sleeping bear, but then opened up with a rather poor Onions who paid back the faith shown in him picking up 2 wickets with the first two balls of the day. Australia were taught a lesson in cricket today, after being restricted to 263, Strauss ensured England are looking good if rain doesnt interrupt too much, finishing on 116/2

Andrew Strauss Believes Australia have lost their aura

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ASOeoJ9EW4

 

There are some things in life you just dont do, and prodding a sleeping bear with a stick is one of them. Strauss decided to go on air and indicate that Australia arent as good as they were…. I am glad my money is on Australia for the series as if England win it – the scores will remain 1-0

Strauss might be quite correct in his assessment but some things are better left unsaid