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Happy to score poorly as long as team wins

india Updated: Mar 10, 2011 13:16 IST

Scores of four and two aren't how I imagined starting the tournament, but the moment individuals in a team start getting concerned with personal performances ahead of team results they are missing the point.

Despite the occasions when you need to focus on your contribution for the sake of the team, players must never lose sight that cricket is a team game and the result for the nation is all that counts.

Having said that, I was pleased to be able to contribute with the ball against the Netherlands! A couple of days ago, I said how excited I was to play an active part of the attack again because I'm as fit as ever and enjoying my bowling as much as I ever have.

It's been a while since I played the role of 'third seamer' -I'm not sure I've ever been the third seamer out of a total of three! Once again, we selected three spinners and it paid off. But our options remain open and that strategy, I'm certain, will be reviewed with an open mind before every game.

Two centuries in two innings for AB de Villiers and another one for Hashim Amla. The world's top two ranked ODI batsmen are showing how and why they are top of the list. As far as I'm concerned, I'd be happy to make twos and fours as long as someone keeps scoring centuries and we keep winning. Hawkeye Communications