Comments on: Plodding England undone by return to 60s mentality The Reuters global sports blog Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:27:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jimbo Thu, 12 Mar 2009 12:29:30 +0000 Strauss is batting well but is an uninspirational captain. Pietersen should have kept the job or if not they should have gone back to Flintoff.
One positive which no one has mentioned is the bolwing of Jimmy Anderson which was fantastic in the final test. If he continues to develop that lethal inswinger of his England have a chance against Australia.

By: Hans Moman Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:19:47 +0000 It is rather frustrating to have been so close, but as above, Strauss hasn’t really been too inspiring.

Bring back Pietersen as captain – at least if we lose, it’ll be interesting before, during, and after the game.

By: Tom Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:26:43 +0000 While I’ll admit that Strauss’ captaincy hasn’t left me inspired after this series, his appointment shows what a dire state the game is in England.
Yes he’s a solid choice but let’s face it, there’s no one else. And who’s his heir apparent? Alistair Cook. Fills you with optimism for an exciting England team of the future doesn’t it? Not quite.
England should just pick the entire Sky and BBC commentary teams. Beefy, Bumble, Athers, Hussain, Willis, Aggers, Boycott et al would bring some much-needed entertainment back into our lives.