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Saturday's Cricket World Cup gossip

Andrew Strauss is dismayed by England loss

ENGLAND REACTION

"Crash, Bang, Walloped" is the headline in the Sun after England's shock defeat by Bangladesh on Friday. The paper derides Andrew Strauss's men for a "second almighty cock-up in 10 days".
Full story: the Sun

The Daily Express uses the headline "Meltdown", alongside a picture of England's struggling fast bowler James Anderson.
Full story: Daily Express

The Daily Mirror describes England's campaign as a "shambles" and runs with the headline "Up the Swanee" in reference to Graeme Swann's tirade at umpire Daryl Harper.
Full story: Daily Mirror

The Daily Star labels Strauss's men "Bang out of Order", saying they have been bitten by the Tigers from Bangladesh.
Full story: Daily Star

Former England captain Michael Atherton says it is a measure of how bad the structure of the tournament is that England can lose to Ireland and Bangladesh and still potentially reach the quarter-finals.
Full story: the Times (Subscription only)

OTHER GOSSIP

Kevin Pietersen was out drinking with his agent and friends at a Soho nightclub two days after returning from the World Cup because of injury.
Full story: Daily Mail

David Hussey could be the fall guy when Australia recall his brother Mike to their side for Sunday's meeting with Kenya, with Steve Smith the other player sweating on his place.
Full story: Australian Associated Press

The umpire review system has improved the number of correct decisions made, but needless adjustments have only confused players and fans.
Full story: Duncan Fletcher in the Guardian

Pakistan manager Intikhab Alam has denied reports that second-choice wicketkeeper Umar Akmal has feigned an injury in order to save his brother Kamran's place in the team. (AFP)



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see also
Friday's Cricket World Cup gossip
11 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Thursday's Cricket World Cup gossip
10 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Wednesday's Cricket World Cup gossip
09 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Tuesday's Cricket World Cup gossip
08 Mar 11 |  Cricket
Cricket World Cup 2011 squads
19 Jan 11 |  Cricket
Cricket World Cup 2011
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