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Who will Captain England now?

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So it looks like the current row has cost KP the England captaincy.

news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cri...

So what now?

Who will Captain England in the West Indies and for the Ashes series this Summer?

Who would you pick?

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posted Jan 8, 2009

can'tfindmyglasses (U10699024)

"And KP probably has one of the best cricketting(sic) brains there is."

Until testosterone takes over - and then he can be psyched into playing a daft shot

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posted Jan 8, 2009

No, I don't read any newspapers. Can't afford them! Just been listening to comments by lots of cricketting personalities on various media since yesterday. And watching body language of certain players for quite a long time now.

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posted Jan 8, 2009

Where's the evidence that KP has a good cricket brain? He has a brilliant aptitude for batting and an instinctive flair, but as a tactician for the whole team he has been very poor, look at the Chennai test and his naive field placings.

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posted Jan 8, 2009

comment by battingwitharunner (U1727911)
posted 12 Minutes Ago

Where's the evidence that KP has a good cricket brain? He has a brilliant aptitude for batting and an instinctive flair, but as a tactician for the whole team he has been very poor, look at the Chennai test and his naive field placings.
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Although i do agree with you ...isn't any tst captian, in his first games allowed to be a little naive ....

But I do agree, I don't think he is a capt, I think he is a world class batsman ...

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posted Jan 8, 2009

I'm only responding to the suggestion that he is a brilliant tactician by saying the evidence is that he is not. A new captain is definitely allowed some time to get the hang of it but I did object to him complaining that he didn't get enough tactical support from the coach. The senior players could have put him right.

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posted Jan 8, 2009

have the poms had anyone with a cricketing brain since Mike Brearley?

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posted Jan 8, 2009

"comment by mustyfrog (U3195747)
posted 4 Minutes Ago

have the poms had anyone with a cricketing brain since Mike Brearley?"

Michael Vaughan seemed to do OK.

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posted Jan 8, 2009

comment by mustyfrog (U3195747)
posted 14 Minutes Ago

have the poms had anyone with a cricketing brain since Mike Brearley?
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Pretty easy to captain a side that has the world class players in nearly all postions, as the Aussies have had for a few years... lets see what type of skipper they have now they are struggling .....

Hussain, then Vaughan did great jobs turning around England ...

With the likes of Langer, Haydon, Ponting, Warne, Gilchrist, Magrath, Lee... to name a few let alone before that with Waugh x 2 ... my granhny could captain that side ...

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posted Jan 10, 2009

keep staruss as test captin and then if he is rubbish during the ashes replace him with flintoff but if he is class keep him
the odi captincy get rid of strauss after the west indies tour and have flintoff captin

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posted Jan 11, 2009

Strauss was the best choice from the off. He's done the job for Middlesex and had success. Pietersen is not one of the games students, he goes on instinct, he's a show pony. You have to think as a captain. One Stephen Fleming was a great student of the game and was a wonderful captain. Same as Greame Smith. Pietersen fell victim to his motto...Fortune favours the brave....but not he brash and arrogant. Strauss is an excellent contrast to Pietersen. Strauss is intelligent, and has something worth listening to when interviewed! Who's on the chopping block after Strauss?

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