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Ex-Australia spinner Beau Casson retires

November 22, 2011, 3:52 PM IST
Ex-Australia spinner Beau Casson retires

Sydney: Former Australia spin bowler Beau Casson has retired from all forms of cricket due a heart condition.

The 28-year-old Casson took three wickets against the West Indies in 2008 for his sole Test appearance. He played 53 domestic matches for Western Australia and New South Wales, taking 123 wickets at an average of 43.04.

After undergoing surgery at a young age for the heart condition Tetralogy of Fallot, Casson's health has worsened in recent years.

His announcement on Tuesday followed medical advice that he would be risking his life by continuing his playing career.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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