England’s Ashes heroes have yet to reach their peak: Strauss

January 8th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 8 (ANI): England skipper Andrew Strauss has said that his players have yet to reach their peak despite beating Australia 3-1 in the Ashes series.

England’s emphatic 3-1 victory, their first in Australia for 24 years, was sealed with an innings and 83-run in Sydney.

“It is a very good achievement to come out here and win. But the majority of the team are going to be hitting their peak time in the next couple of years,” the BBC quoted Strauss, as saying.

All three of England’s victories were achieved by an innings margin, the first time Australia had suffered such an ignominious fate on home soil.

But with home Test series against Sri Lanka and India to come this summer, Strauss is determined that the side does not stand still and bask in their achievements of the last six weeks.

“We’ve always got to be thinking about how we can improve and get better and hopefully one or two guys will be sticking their hands up and saying ‘I can add something to this team as well’,” he said.

“While I’m captain of the England side, you’re not doing your job if you’re not looking ahead to what’s coming up and trying to keep the guys improving and going forward. People will now have high expectations of us, and we’re going to have to work very hard to live up to them. But we’re as confident as I’ve ever seen in an England team,” he said.

Strauss also feels that many of England’s players can build on special performances throughout this series. (ANI)

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