" The absence of one person doesn't make a big difference. It's flattering to hear that but I don't think that's the only reason. We also didn't have Viru (Sehwag) for the initial matches. Morne (Morkel) and Roelof (Van der Merwe) had domestic commitments. Also what happened to Jesse (Ryder) made us slow starters. But the boys are gaining in confidence and mathematically, we can still make it "
" I have been off the brace for the last 10 days. The body is healing well but I didn't want to take any risk by taking part in the Champions Trophy. I will be ready by the time Ashes comes around "