Andrew Strauss may have officially taken over the reins of the Test captaincy for England, but the ECB has yet to settle the matter of appointing the one day skipper.
Strauss was introduced as England’s captain for the tour to the West Indies in front a thousand eager eyes. But the ECB have conveniently left out the subject of whether Strauss will indeed lead the side for the one day internationals as well and thereby, make a comeback to the England cricket team after a span of almost two years.
Strauss has been missing in the one day scheme of things since the last World Cup of 2007 in the Caribbean. But could the place then signify a change of stance for Strauss then in his career?
Strauss has a reasonable career average of 31.98 at a strike rate of 75.82 from seventy-eight one day appearances. His runs in Chennai could well signal that the ECB may be interested in trying him out once more.
There is speculation that the ECB may even resort to going back to Paul Collingwood, whose resignation meant Kevin Pietersen’s appointment. But that would be really detrimental given that Collingwood has already shown and expressed that he did not really enjoy the job and was no longer feeling the love for it.
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