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Last Updated:  Monday, 6 January, 2003, 17:33 GMT

Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart
Born: 8/4/63
Club: Surrey
ODI debut: 15/10/89
Past World Cups: 1992, 1996, 1999

Right-handed batsman

The first Englishman to pass 100 one-day international appearances, the old man of England and the World Cup is still going strong having passed 150 caps in the summer of 2002.

Stewart looked to be winding down his career 18 months ago but has enjoyed a renaissance over the last year.

Coming in down the order instead of his former position of opener, the 39-year-old is playing in a carefree and relaxed manner.

He is an elegant timer of the ball and his unrelenting fitness regime means he is the equal of men half his age.

Dedication has also seen him overcome limitations keeping wicket to the spinners and he is equally adept standing up or down.

This will be the Surrey man's fourth World Cup and three appearances will see him overhaul both Ian Botham and Phil DeFreitas as England's most-capped World Cup player.

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