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Gayle back as Windies take on England

Chennai, India – Chris Gayle is ready to face England. The big left-hander said he strong again and will take his place at the top of the order in Thursday’s ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match.

The 31-year-old missed last week’s match against Ireland, but has recovered for what many see as the biggest match of the tournament so far. A win would take the Windies to the quarter-finals, while defeat would see England out of the competition.

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Haddin, Watson keep Aussies unbeaten

Banguluru, India – Shane Watson and Brad Haddin were brilliant with the bat as Australia beat Canada by seven wickets to extend their unbeaten run in the ICC Cricket World Cup on Wednesday.

The pair put on 183, an Aussie World Cup record, as the defending champions moved to the top of Group A. Watson (94) and Haddin (88) pushed their side to 212-3 after they bowled out the Canadians for 211.

Sammy wants four wins in four

Chennai, India – West Indies will be looking to topple England in Thursday’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Group B match and make it four wins in a row. Speaking on Wednesday ahead of the match, skipper Darren Sammy said the Windies are not too worried about the fate of England.

The team’s focus was on winning the match and advancing to the quarter-finals First ball at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium is 2.30 pm (5 am Eastern Caribbean Time/4 am Jamaica Time).

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Gibson confident WI can match England

Chennai, India – A confident West Indies will go in search of their fourth win on the trot and a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup when they battle old rivals England here Thursday. The Caribbean side have found themselves in a winning grove ever since losing their opening game of the campaign to South Africa three weeks ago, scoring handsome victories over the Netherlands, Bangladesh and Ireland.
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Pollard: I have confidence

Chennai, India – West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard believes the team has the capability of beating England on Thursday and advancing to the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Speaking to a packed media gallery, the 23-year-old said he was confident as the two sides prepare for the Group B encounter at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.

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