Official status of Super Series questioned

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Australia's comfortable 3-0 win over the World XI in the ICC Super Series one dayers has left two questions begging to be answered.

Official status of Super Series questioned

New Delhi:

Australia's comfortable 3-0 win over the World XI in the ICC Super Series one dayers has left two questions begging to be answered. Can such a contest be competitive and do these matches deserve official status?"We're disappointed with the result, the team didn't play up to potential," said John Wright, Coach, ICC World XI Team.Aussies rule the WorldIndia's players didn't do much. Virender Sehwag got a good start in the third game but then found himself out-sprinted and run out by Shane Watson."It's probably got to do with the language barrier with different players coming from different countries," said Andrew Symonds, Member, Australian Cricket Team.Cricket experts believe that the reason Australia was so dominant was because they had something to prove after the disappointment of the Ashes."Australia just got back from the Ashes loss and that probably meant that there was a far greater edge to the series than was originally planned. As far as the World XI many of them came after a break," said Brian Stoddart, Cricket Historian.Batting collapseIn contrast, the World XI's super star batting line crumbled even though their records from this series will count towards their career statistics. The ICC probably thought that giving official status was a way to get the players motivated and most of them do agree that they agree with that concept."I think it's a great idea, it puts a lot of emphasis on the game," said Daniel Vettori, Member, ICC World XI team.The jury might be out on the relevance of such contests, but perhaps the World XI can redeem themselves in the six-day Test match which starts in Sydney on Friday.



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