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Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Kolkata: Leaving behind a painful marriage breakup, star English left hand batsman Graham Thorpe on Wednesday said that he was determined to shine in the coming One-day series against India, but conceded that the hosts started as favourites.[an error occurred while processing this directive]''I would like to put my family trouble behind me. There is only one way that I can get on with my life, that is by playing cricket,'' Thorpe told reporters.The seasoned campaigner had to fly back home before the start of the second Test against India last month and returned for the Limited Overs series only after completing divorce proceedings.''I am working hard and would like to play as well as I can for England,'' he said.Asked whether having come out of family problems strongly he could now play to his full potential, Thorpe said ''Only time will tell. I am not going to say how I am going to come through.''Terming India as a 'very good side', Thorpe said that the hosts had a clutch of excellent players which made them tough opponents. ''It will be a hard series. Playing at home, India would start as favourites.''On his experiences of playing in the sub-continent, Thorpe said he had enjoyed his cricket during tours to Pakistan and Sri Lanka and hoped that he would have similar feelings in India. Thorpe said that he was looking forward to playing Indian offie Harbhajan Singh in the One-day series. PTI

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