Action in the World Cup will not be limited to the field with the wives and girlfriends of players all set to add sparkle to the showpiece event.

Cricket WAGs may not have as high a profile as their glitzier football counterparts, but the game boasts its fair share of beauty.

Kacey Barnfield, girlfriend of England pace ace Stuart Broad, is a star in her own right. Besides featuring in the hit TV sitcom Inbetweeners, the brunette is set to feature in the upcoming horror flick Lake Placid 3. She will also be seen in the latest instalment of sci-fi movie franchise Resident Evil.

Barnfield is sure to be one of the top contenders for the ICC, or the International Cricket Cutie trophy this time around.

The award was bagged by South African skipper Graeme Smith's then girlfriend — supermodel Minki van der Westhuizen — in a poll by Stick Cricket website during the last World Cup in 2007.

In cricket-mad India, Sakshi, wife of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has been basking in stardom ever since their lavish wedding at a hill-side resort last year.

The demure hotel management student has also cooked for the entire team during her stay in Sri Lanka and doled out blankets to the poor as thanksgiving after a century by Dhoni.

Liberty X singer Jessica Taylor cheers star hubby Kevin Pietersen. Taylor has put her singing career on hold to be able to accompany Pietersen on tours and look after their son Dylan who was born in May last year. Pietersen was lonely after England coach Andy Flower forced a ban on WAGs till the first two Ashes Tests in Australia late last year.

“Will I be counting down the days? Definitely,” said the flamboyant South Africa-born batsman. — AFP

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