Alan WilkinsTHE BIG LEAGUEAustralia are taking Shane Watson very seriously. He has got John Gloster, the former Team India physiotherapist, to fly in from Mumbai, where he lives, to Colombo for personal attention. Watson’s all-round attributes are key to Australia’s success in the World Cup. Gloster, who earlier used to manage the physical well-being of none other than Sachin Tendulkar, will soon be saying, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”BAT FOR BALLAustralia are keeping their cards close to their chest with regard to a replacement for the injured fast-bowler Doug Bollinger who has flown home. There’s a good chance that his place will be filled by Michael Hussey, who was disappointed on being left out of the squad that was selected for the World Cup. Will the bowler’s loss be the left-handed batsman’s gain?Jagmohan Dalmiya, who once ruled world cricket, is now a virtual nobody. He is still sulking because the ICC gave the unprepared Eden Gardens a miss. Last heard, he called the ICC big guns a bunch of liars.FEAR FACTORWhy is West Indian cricketer Marlon Samuels turning down an offer to play for the national team in the World Cup? The cricketer says he wants to mature before taking on such a huge responsibility. But there are others who smell a rat. A Jamaican daily has said Samuels has opted out because there were chances that he could be questioned by Indian investigators for sharing match details with bookies. For the record, Samuel was banned for two years, starting May 2006, by the West Indies board for relations with bookies.advertisementBOMB IN A BOXGeoffrey Boycott is extremely upset with the Indian Capital. He has called the city very inhospitable. Why? First, the cab driver, meant to drop him near the Feroze Shah Kotla ground, took him to Nehru stadium. Boycott, dressed in a suit and his traditional hat, waited for 45 minutes before another taxi driver helped him reach the cricket ground. His second trouble started when policemen refused him entry because he had carried a box of sandwiches. “This box has no bomb,” yelled Boycott, which caused further commotion. Finally, a ddca official rushed to his rescue.The writer is an ESPN Star Sports commentator for the World Cup 2011.