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No one can replace Sachin, says Chetan Sharma

Press Trust of India |October 22, 2013, 2:30 PM IST
No one can replace Sachin, says Chetan Sharma

Bhopal: Former India pace bowler Chetan Sharma has said that no one can fit into the big shoes of champion batsman Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket.

Tendulkar's absence would be felt from the Test team as no player has the ability to win a match like him, Sharma told reporters here last evening during a short visit.

Tendulkar had recently announced retirement from international cricket, with his 200th Test against the West Indies in November going to be his last game.

"This is a big achievement for any player," Sharma said.

Sharma said that pacer Ishant Sharma, who bowled badly in the last one-day match against Australia, was lucky to have been retained in the team.

A hugely costly over by the out-of-form pacer, who gave away 30 runs in the 48th over, had turned the tide in Australia's favour after the Indians seemed cruising in the third one-day international match at Mohali on October 19.

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

Team Rankings

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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