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Australia braced for Pietersen assault


pontingAustralia captain Ricky Ponting has insisted Glenn McGrath won’t be worried if Kevin Pietersen goes down the pitch against him in the World Cup Super Eights clash here on Sunday (today).

Pietersen repeatedly advanced against McGrath during England’s recent tour of Australia in a bid to hit the 37-year-old, renowned more for his accuracy than extreme pace, off his line.

However, McGrath had the last laugh when he broke Pietersen’s ribs in Melbourne during a one-dayer in January.

Asked if he would be happy with a similar result on Sunday, Ponting replied: “It would be nice,” before adding hastily: “No, look if we can have a result where he doesn’t make many runs in the game, I’d be happy with that.”

He added: “I think Kevin had a bit to say when he first arrived here about how he didn’t think Glenn was quick enough to even break his ribs. So Glenn will test him them out again on Sunday.”
Source:The News

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