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1) Pakistan's big hitter - Shahid Afridi is out of the remaining two one day internationals because of the rib injury. Pakistan is yet to decide on his replacement, but they have confirmed that Mohammad Sami will take Shaoib Akhtar's place in the team. It must be noted that Pakistan lost the second ODI(see score card) and also the third ODI(see score card) and are now struggling to make a winning combination.
From Indian side, Virendra Shewag and Harbjahan Singh will be returning home with just two ODI remaining. Indian selector - Kiron more cleared that there will be no replacement for the above two players for the 4th ODI at Multan on 16th of February and 5th ODI at Karachi on 19th of february.
2) England cricket team, headed by captain Michael Vaughan has arrived in India for a two month tour. England will play three test matches and then there will be a ODI series of 7 matches. The team also has , who is the first Sikh to be selected for England Cricket Team!! Here is an Interview with Captain Michael Vaughan about what preparations he has made and what can we expect from this English team..
See the schedule of England's tour of India.
The England squad.
3) Shoaib Akhtar is back into this bowling action problem as ICC has asked for the fresh footage of the recent matches he has played. Although its not confirm, the buzz is all around that he didn't played in the ODI series because of the match referee Chris Board from England has come and he is known for his strict attitude towards bowlers with suspected action.. Here is more to it.
4) Its a fact that Pakistan has been producing fast bowlers on the same soil where Indians are failing. That can be because of a number of reasons. If you are interested in knowing what kind of fast bowlers Pakistan will be unleashing in the near future, here is an article for you..