England narrowly kept their ICC World Cup dream alive in another rollercoaster match as they snuck past the West Indies by 18 runs.
Andrew Strauss’ England need to overcome the West Indies in their final group match in Chennai or face the end of their ICC World Cup campaign.
MCC has named a strong squad featuring Chris Rogers, Rahul Dravid and Steven Davies for the Champion County clash with Nottinghamshire in Abu Dhabi.
The shortlist for the Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year Award 2011 has been announced - with the winner presented at Lord's on 19 April.
England slumped to a second defeat at the ICC World Cup, losing by two-wickets to an inspired Bangladesh in a thrilling match in a frenzied Chittagong.
MCC are hosting a joint pre-season training camp for MCC Young Cricketers and a combined MCC Universities side in Abu Dhabi from 15-25 March.
Leeds/Bradford MCC University player Brad Kruger made his ICC World Cup debut for Netherlands in their five wicket defeat to hosts India.
England suffered another ICC World Cup fitness blow as Stuart Broad was ruled out of the tournament with a side injury. Chris Tremlett is likely to replace him.
Retirement does not appear to be sitting entirely comfortably on the broad shoulders of Andrew ‘Fred’ Flintoff, as he looks across the Lord’s outfield.
Former skipper Michael Vaughan has urged England gamble and take more risks in their pursuit of the ICC World Cup - insisting they can still come out on top in an open tournament.
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