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    August 05, 2008

    Strauss' jarring note

    I get a feeling that Andrew Strauss is totally pissed off with Kevin Pietersen beating him to the captaincy. Either that, or he's just being brutally honest. Sample some of his quotes when he spoke to AFP and The Guardian.Personally, I think England are rather hung up on this whole business of unifying the captaincy. There's no reason why sides can't have separate captains for tests and one-dayers. In fact, the only time England actually won a tournament with 4 or more sides playing was the Akai-Singer Champions Trophy under Adam Hollioake in 1997/98.

    My vote was for Strauss to be made test captain and Pietersen to do the job in one-dayers. That way, he could gradually get a hang of things and if Strauss wasn't doing a good job, he could be handed over the test captaincy as well.

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    i actually think unifying the captaincy was the right move for England and that KP was the right choice.

    although, i also sensed the underlying tone in strauss's comments about KP being appointed captain..

    By Blogger Six & Out (12 Aug 2008, 1:59:00 pm)  

    KP has no captaincy experience. Picking him to lead 3 sides, in an age when cricket is played pretty much throughout the year, would overwhelm him in no time.

    Why should all 3 teams have the same captain? Just because KP (along with Flintoff) is the only one guaranteed a place in all 3 forms of the game, does that make him eligible to be captain?

    By Blogger Jagadish (12 Aug 2008, 6:10:00 pm)  

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