Monday 3 November 2008 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - VVS Laxman

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - VVS Laxman
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - VVS Laxman
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Indian batsman VVS Laxman has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his superb batting performance in the third Test against Australia in Delhi.

Laxman scored his second double-century against the world leaders, adding 200 not out to his 281 in Kolkata in 2001.

Although this innings could not set up an Indian victory, it put them in a strong position, and the right-hander's unbeaten 55 in the second innings kept Australia at bay. India take a 1-0 series lead to the final match in Nagpur.

Laxman shows no willingness to follow team-mates Saurav Ganguly and Anil Kumble into retirement and with an England series coming up later this year, India will need him to continue his good form.

Other contenders for this week's award included fellow double-centurion Gautam Gambhir, Australia's Michael Clarke, Virender Sehwag for his bowling and JP Duminy, who hit a half-century and took three wickets for South Africa against Kenya.

The Cricket World ® Player Of The Week is judged by the Editorial Team, which takes into consideration matches played in the preceding week with the final decision made on Monday morning.

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