England’s head coach expresses his contentment over the national side’s performance

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England’s head coach expresses his contentment over the national side’s performance

Lately England’s Head Coach former Zimbabwean, Andy Flower, has expressed his satisfaction over the English team’s performance under his reign.

Flower, initially joined the English side as an assistant of former coach, Peter Moores. After Moores controversial exit as the head coach of England cricket team, Flower was handed over the charge of English side.

Afterwards, Flower, never gazed back and guided the English team to new heights of success, Flower’s era as the head coach of England’s national side begun back in year 2009. During that particular year England re-emerged as a formidable side in both the major formats of the game as they successfully claimed back to back test series win against West-Indies and Australia.

Major accomplishment for the English cricket team and Flower came in the form of a historical Ashes win over the arch-rivals Australia, as moment of glory of lifting the Ashes trophy on the Australian soil came after a much awaited period of 24-years.

England successfully claimed the 2010-2011 “Ashes” by winning it 3-1 that led them to their second Ashes victory against the Aussies.

Flowers, overall tenure with the English cricket team justifies his spot as the head coach of England, during his reign England has succeeded in 16- test encounters together with 25-ODI and 12 twenty20.

Presently England are relentlessly chasing their dream to claim the number-1 spot in the test cricket. To live the dream first they needed to defeat the ICC World Cup 2011 runners up Sri-Lanka, the obstacle they convingly crossed by handing the hosts a 1-0 test series thrashing.

While appreciating the England’s former ODI skipper, Andrew Strauss, the 43-year-old mentioned that the decision Strauss took was for the betterment of English cricket. Strauss resigned from the England’s captaincy after suffering a humiliating World Cup exit at the ends of Lankan lions.

Backing the ECB’s decision to recruit three different skippers for the three formats Flower said “It might not seem perfect but equally it hasn't been done before so we don't know. It might be a more efficient system than we have been used to. I do believe that the three men we have got captaining the sides are good enough men to handle the situation."

According to the head coach, England’s new ODI skipper Alastair Cook is the most appropriate choice as his test credentials evidently make him a deserving candidate nevertheless he is a natural leader.

In a response to a question that probed him over his tenure with the English Cricket team Flower said "I do feel sometimes as though I need a break and if I have those feelings I will step down. We're trying to establish ourselves as a unit and I want to be there guiding and influencing it. I don't really want to miss a minute of it. I understand the insecurity of handing over to someone but that's not actually how I feel."










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