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‘Australia will defy Ashes doubters’

By on April 17, 2013

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Andrew Strauss

England … Andrew Strauss has captained two Ashes winning groups. Supply: AP

Triple Ashes-profitable former England captain Andrew Strauss predicts Australia will defy their doubters by means of striking up an important fight within the coming collection.

Strauss, who captained England’s prior two Ashes wins and carried out in another, is assured his nation can declare a third successive title on home soil in July-August.

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However The retired batsman says talk from some fans and pundits of England whitewashing the 5-Test assortment is some distance-fetched.

“i don’t assume it’ll be that clear-scale back,” Strauss¬†stated on Wednesday.

“I Consider Australia are somewhat bit better than people provide them credit score score for in the mean time.

“They misplaced heavily in India However they’d relatively a successful summer season in Australia.

“they’ve some excellent gamers, a good bowling assault which is crucial and Michael Clarke’s been on fireside.

“It Is Going To be a detailed assortment But in England specifically, with living advantage, England should be too robust.”

Strauss brought up England hardly ever set the sector on hearth in battling to a 0-Zero draw of their recent three check out sequence in New Zealand.

But he mentioned Australia would want more than a firing Michael Clarke to be aggressive.

“Australia can not rely on him utterly,” the former opener said.

“some of these different batsmen, one of the crucial crucial younger ones, are going to have to stand up and ship.

“I always in point of fact really feel that in case you want to win an Ashes collection you desire a powerful contribution for one to eleven, so everybody wants to stand up.”

The revered Strauss stop cricket closing yr following a 100-Take A Look At profession.

he’s going to compete in Sunday’s’s London Marathon along side his Australian spouse Ruth and is will join the Sky commentary workforce all over the Ashes.


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