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Ponting wants max effort against Kenya

Associated Press
Mar 12, 2011 at 02:21pm IST

Bangalore: Ricky Ponting says Australia will be at full strength against Kenya on Sunday, with middle-order batsman Mike Hussey set to come in for either brother David Hussey or Steve Smith.

Kenya has struggled at the World Cup, with four defeats already, but Ponting said on Saturday there was no temptation to give any of the first-choice XI a break, given that Australia's last game was against Sri Lanka eight days ago — and that lasted less than 33 overs before it was abandoned.

The Australia captain said Mike Hussey would line up against Kenya, providing he encounters no fitness problems following training, and the decision about who misses out would be "very tough." But he said it would likely be his brother David or 21-year-old Smith.

 Ponting wants maximum effort against Kenya

Ricky Ponting says Australia will be at full strength in their World Cup clash against Kenya.


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