April 22, 2012

Swann bats for Strauss

Devashish Fuloria

After a difficult winter, questions have been raised about Andrew Strauss' batting form. Graeme Swann, though, has come out in support of his captain. He talks to Steve James in The Telegraph about Strauss' value in the team.

“I’d have seen it as an issue only in a very black and white point of view,” he says, “As in if a football team loses five on the trot and it’s the manager who gets the boot and the players don’t get anything said against them. I’d have said: ‘Let’s sit down and look at those five Tests and ask at what point was his captaincy a glaring issue?"

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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