MARK BUTCHER'S confidence is rising with every Test match innings - and England's new run machine admits he expects to succeed whenever he takes guard
However, as Vijay Zol takes guard
to lead India's title defence in the showpiece in the UAE next month, he does not want to put himself under undue pressure with any such thoughts.
Anderson takes guard
- he was hoping for a day with his feet up when England won the toss this morning.
And it's the unique pressures Tendulkar faces each time he takes guard
, according to Shane Warne at least, that make him the greatest cricketer ever.
When he next takes guard
for England, he will know he is there as of right.
When 5ft 5in Taylor takes guard
against the towering left-armer in the third one-day international, he will be facing one of the tallest orders in sport.