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    Pak Vs. Kiwis

    Salim Malik has been added to the batting lineup. Hope the man can deliver little more than his usual whines!


    Cricket-World Cup-Pakistan v New Zealand

    MANCHESTER, England, June 15 - Key players in the Pakistan v New Zealand World Cup semifinal at Old Trafford on Wednesday.


    Wasim Akram

    By his own admission, Akram had never learned to dive in the field, hardly surprising givien the abrasive outfields in his native land.

    Now, leading from the front at short cover, the Pakistan captain throws himself about on the more forgiving English turf, inspiring his team to follow his example.

    Still deadly with old or new ball, Akram is also a dangerous striker and capable of turning a match in a few overs.

    Moin Khan

    A master improviser with the third highest strike rate in the tournament, Moin is the Pakistan player the opposition least like seeing come to the crease.

    He can feather the ball past the wicketkeeper on the off, hook it off his eyebrows to fine leg and score runs in any other part of the field.

    Saqlain Mushtaq

    A master of bewitching flight and beguiling spin, Saqlain is also capable of making the ball spin from leg with an off-break action.

    No player has looked consistently comfortable against Saqlain who provides an essential counterpoint to the speed of Akram and Shoaib Akhtar.

    New Zealand:

    Roger Twose

    New Zealand would not have beaten either Australia or India without the unflappable Twose, an Englishman who decided to emigrate to the other side of the world.

    An old-fashion professional who plays within his limitations, the stocky left-hander was never seriously considered for an England place during his time with
    Warwickshire. England's loss is New Zealand's gain.

    Geoff Allott

    Adding an in-swinging yorker to his armoury transformed Allott from an ordinary left-armer to the most successful pace bowler in the World Cup.

    Allott has taken a record 20 wickets in the tournament and made a habit of knocking over the opposing openers.