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Strauss still keen on captaincy

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straussAndrew Strauss admits he still harbours hopes of regaining the England captaincy in the future. The opening bat skippered his country in the Test and one day series against Pakistan this summer, but was overlooked for the position on the Ashes tour with Andrew Flintoff getting the nod.

Strauss enjoyed his stint at the helm and concedes he would jump at the opportunity to reclaim the job - but insists he is fully behind Flintoff and feels he is the ideal candidate to lead England Down Under. “I’ve had a good go. I’ve enjoyed it,” he said of his time as captain. “Hopefully at some stage in the future I’ll have another go,” he added.

“That’s very much a long-term thing. For the short-term, Fred is the man in charge. I think he’ll do a good job. I think he has all the attributes in place to lead us in what is going to be a difficult winter,” he remarked.

“He’s going to need our support and that’s what we’re going to give him. We’ve always had a system in place where the senior players have a big role to play in the England team and that will continue. I’m still hoping to have big role to play in our planning and preparation for this tournament,” he hoped. “Clearly it’s important that I’m there to support Fred whenever he needs it. At the minute he’s very much the man in charge. I look forward to playing under him,” he revealed.

Source:The News

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