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ICC World T20 2014: James Faulkner itching to play in tournament

Australia’s James Faulkner will be fit in time to play the rest of the matches in the  ICC World Twenty20 after missing the first game against Pakistan due to injury and is expected to play a key role for the aussies in this tournament.

Faulkner, who rose to prominence with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals (RR), is yet to recover from a knee injury.

Australian captain George Bailey said Faulkner could have played the match but didn’t want to risk aggravating the injury further.

“He’ll be available for the second game, and if really pushed, he could’ve probably come up for this one,” said Bailey.

“We’re making the call that we’re going to need him in the back end [of the tournament] – that’s where he’ll add the most value to us.”

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

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Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 17, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 93 runs

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