Gary Kirsten

SOUTH AFRICAN batsman Gary Kirsten said that his team-mates were urging him to reconsider his decision to retire from Test cricket. Kirsten, Man of the Match in the 191-run fourth Test win against England at Headingley, siad: "I said this would be my last series but the guys have been putting some heat on me. I haven't made any decision but by the time I head back to South Africa I think they'll be demanding a decision.

"I'll speak to my six-month pregnant wife and see what she says," he said.

The 35-year-old left-hander from Western Province has played in 92 Tests but has already quit one-day internationals. He averages over 40, the standard for world-class players, in both forms of the game.