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Muttiah Muralitharan, the leading wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs, will retire from Test cricket after the first Test against India in Galle, which begins on July 18. While he will not play the subsequent tri-series, and will pick and choose which ODIs to play in, Murali will be available for selection if the team needs him for the 2011 World Cup, which Sri Lanka is co-hosting.

About a year ago, Murali had announced he would retire after the home series against West Indies late this year, but in last November he said he could advance the Test retirement. "I am 37 years old and I can't bowl as much as those days because I get tired after 15-16 overs," he had told Cricinfo then. "But I will try and play a little bit of one-day cricket - that's only 10 overs to bowl. If I find everything is not going well I might retire from both forms of the game before the World Cup."Murali has taken 792 wickets in 132 Tests and 515 wickets in 337 ODIs. Galle will be an interesting shot at retiring with 800 Test wickets.

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Brazil won the World Cup in 1994; b4 that they also won in 1970.1970 + 1994 = 3964Argentina won its last WC in 1986; b4 that they also won in 1978.1978 + 1986 = 3964Germany won its last WC in 1990; b4 that they also won in 1974.1974 + 1990 = 3964Brazil also won the WC in 2002 b4 that they also won in 1962.1962+ 2002 = 3964Therefore if you want to know what nation z gng 2 win the WC in 2010 u only have 2 subtract 2010 frm the magic no that v have determined 3964.3964 minus 2010 = 1954.In 1954 the WC was won by Germany.