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Thursday's Cricket World Cup gossip

Niall O'Brien
O'Brien's bats were mixed up by a member of the groundstaff

Star India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has offered to supply Niall O'Brien with some bats after a bag of equipment belonging to the Ireland wicketkeeper/batsman went missing.
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But Yuvraj's help is not required as O'Brien's missing bats have been returned to their grateful owner, having mistakenly been mixed up with the Indian team's luggage.
Full story: Yahoo

India captain Mahendra Dhoni has defended the selection of leg-spinner Piyush Chawla and said: "You want your bowlers to be in a good mental state."
Full story: The Hindu

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has urged fans to back under-fire wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, who he says may be promoted to open the batting against Zimbabwe on Monday.
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West Indies captain Darren Sammy says his team have been given extra motivation and been brought closer together following the attack on their bus by Bangladesh fans after the recent nine-wicket win by the Windies.

"The one good thing about West Indies as a team is that we have a lot of camaraderie," he said. "We always fight together. Now we are a long, long away from home so we are each other's family."
Source: Agence France Press

England spinner Graeme Swann laments being away from home on Pancake Day and vows to be back for Easter eggs.
More at: Graeme Swann's Twitter page

Injured England batsman Kevin Pietersen turns his attentions to promoting the Smoking Isn't Cool tag on Twitter.
More at: Kevin Pietersen's Twitter page

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see also
Wednesday's Cricket World Cup gossip
09 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Tuesday's Cricket World Cup gossip
08 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Monday's Cricket World Cup gossip
07 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Cricket World Cup 2011 squads
19 Jan 11 |  Cricket
Cricket World Cup 2011
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