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Hi All,

In the below sentence what context does the "Having said that" has.

"I think England have their best chance in ten-fifteen years," Gooch told rediff.com. "Having said that, Australia is still the number one side."

Regards,
Ram
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Hello Guest

It means 'nonetheless'. Or 'but'.

'That' here refers back to the entire preceding sentence about England's chances. Although the England team has its best chance in 10-15 years, the Australian team is better.

You can also say 'That said,...'

(NB 'Having said that,...' can also be used to mean simply 'after saying that'; but the 'nonetheless' meaning predominates.)

MrP