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Andy Bichel

Andy Bichel: The Iceman cometh

If it is difficult to believe that Andy Bichel has played only a handful of one-day internationals for his country since his debut almost seven years ago, it is even more painful to think of the fact that he could have virtually walked into any other national side on talent. At this World Cup, given the chance after an injury to Jason Gillespie, Bichel first destroyed England with both bat and ball, and his form simply continued on its merry way against New Zealand. Coming in at number nine, Bichel carved 64 off 83 balls, with seven fours and a delightful six, accompanying Michael Bevan and seeing Australia to a target that, in the end, proved to be more than sufficient. Heart? This lad has spades of it.
[Andy Bichel Player Profile]


Shane Bond: Leaving them shaken, not stirred

Shane Bond
If one were to rank bowlers simply on their performances against the best opposition, Shane Bond would come out very near the top, if not at the very acme, just for his brilliant record against mighty Australia. Bond's success in the trans-Tasman sweeps continued in the Super Six, when he picked up six wickets for just 23 runs in his 10 overs, rocking the Australian batting severely before Bichel and Bevan rebuilt it. His first spell shattered the top-order, and Bond then returned to gulp down two more wickets in the middle overs. His compatriots, unfortunately, could not do him justice with the bat, for a bowling spell like his should most definitely have been rewarded with a win.
[Shane Bond Player Profile]


Nathan Astle: Reaching out

Just when Damien Martyn and Darren Lehmann - two men for the job if there are any - were starting to rebuild Australia's innings, Nathan Astle help nip that burgeoning stand in the bud. Lehmann, playing away from his body to a delivery from Andre Adams, edged one and sent the ball shooting past Astle in a widish slip. That was, of course, until Astle actually caught it, falling over to his left and picking the ball up just off the turf. On a day that saw New Zealand lose a match they should have won, Kiwi fans may perhaps take away just some cheer from Shane Bond's bowling and the Nathan Astle catch.
[Nathan Astle Player Profile]


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