Finn backs Strauss to continue as Test and one-day captain

April 24th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 24 (ANI): Fast bowler Steve Finn has backed Andrew Strauss to continue his dual role as Test and one-day captain, despite England’s dismal performance at 2011 World Cup.

Strauss is now widely recognised as one of England’s most successful Test captains after leading his country to back-to-back Ashes triumphs against Australia.

However, his position as one-day skipper has come under scrutiny after a dismal series defeat Down Under and another disastrous World Cup campaign, the Daily express reports.

“Andrew Strauss has been a fantastic England captain for the last two years. You can’t ignore the strides that England have made in all forms of cricket under his and Andy Flower’s leadership,” said Finn.

“The way they’ve brought the team forward and the way he has led the team has been inspirational,” he said.

“Obviously he’ll be disappointed about the World Cup, being knocked out in the quarter-finals, but you have to put everything in perspective and Straussy is very good at doing that.

“I’m sure he’ll take time out to go away and spend time away from cricket, then come back in the summer to lead the team,” Finn added. (ANI)

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