8 May 2007

England about to make the same mistake as India

It seems, according to all press reports, that England are about to appoint Andrew Strauss as captain when Michael Vaughan doesn't recover in time from his broken finger to lead the team in the 1st Test against the West Indies at Lords. As discussed a few days ago on Cricket Burble (England Captaincy Candidates), Strauss needs to concentrate on getting runs under his belt to cement his place in the side after a very unlucky series in Australia that saw hm wrongly given out 3 times in a row in the 2nd and 3rd tests. And perhaps he's just too much of a nice guy to lead England?

Geoffrey Boycott's recent comments on Indian skipper Rahul Dravid are interesting, "Rahul Dravid is a superb batsman, a lovely lad who nobody dislikes but he needs to stand up and take charge. he is not a born leader. A strong leader is a must. india's best period in recent years has been with a strong captain Ganguly, and a nice man behind the scenes in John Wright. They complemented each other."

It would be interesting to hear what Geoffrey thinks about Strauss if he leads England out at Lords.

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