Strauss warns players not to over indulge in Xmas spirit

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Durban (S. Africa), Dec. 26 (ANI): Captain Andrew Strauss has warned England's players to focus on today's crucial Second Test against South Africa here, and not to over-indulge in the Christmas spirit.

England's party has grown to more than 60, with players, management, wives, girlfriends and children.

The team practised yesterday at the Kingsmead ground before a turkey lunch.

The Sun quoted Strauss, as saying: "You must avoid slipping too much into the Christmas spirit. There are some hours in the afternoon when you can sit back and enjoy Christmas. But it's not the same as in England with a few bottles of red and a mid-afternoon snooze." (ANI)

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