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Old 09-08-2006, 11:35   #1
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Question [Cricket] England captaincy?

Although Vaughan is officially still the captain, he definitely won't make the Ashes and Flintoff has done well when originally named as stand in captain. However, Strauss has come in and proved to be a pretty good skipper too, so given that we have two good options, who should get the job for the Ashes?

Personally, I think Strauss should have got the call ahead of Flintoff anyway. IMO it is more of a workload issue and Flintoff should just be allowed to get on with being a worldclass allrounder, he will always have a major influence whether he is captain or not. At a time when there is debate as to whether we should employ a four or five man bowling attack, why should the selectors appear to favour using an extra bowler, partly to ease Flintoff's burden, only to give him the extra work involved in the captaincy Strauss mentioned during the Headingley Test that it was harder work captaining the side for a day in the field than batting for a day!

Strauss also has more experience of captaincy at county level and it could be argued that of the two only he has won a series as captain
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