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    November 14, 2005

    Future English captain?

    Mike Atherton, who knows a thing or two about being branded a Future English Captain (FEC), is convinced that Trescothick isn't the long-term choice to succeed (or shadow) Michael Vaughan, despite him being picked to lead England at Multan following Vaughan's injury. He seems to indicate that he prefers Andrew Strauss getting the job ahead of the other Andrew.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 4:54 PM |
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    The fact that they don't yet think Fred's ready is hardly a surprise, if he was in my team and he had as many jobs on his hand as he did (bat 6, bowl first up or first change and field at slip) then I'd probably want him to stay away from the captaincy.

    Strauss seems a reasonable enough man, wise head on his shoulders and everything, but why, all of sudden, this talk about captaincy? Vaughan's only 30 for godness sakes, and given his knee stays alright, he should be good for another 5 years at least.

    By Anonymous Zainub (15-Nov-2005, 1:28:00 AM)  

    Zainub, I think it is more like ensuring you have a back-up in place. Trescothick clearly doesnt want to captain. What if Vaughan is ruled out, at some point of time, for say a series or two rather than just one or two tests?

    By Blogger Jagadish (15-Nov-2005, 1:39:00 PM)  

    I'm surprised at you, Jagadish. Ashley Giles is the obvious captain.

    By Anonymous Geoff (16-Nov-2005, 1:16:00 AM)  

    Of course not, Geoff. We don't want him to be overburdened. People are talking of Flintoff being overburdened if he were made captain. Think about Giles. He has to be England's #1 spinner, King of Spain, lower order batsman, pain in the arse etc. That is a _lot_ of things to do.

    By Blogger Jagadish (16-Nov-2005, 1:54:00 PM)  

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