Flower pleased for skipper Strauss

by Setanta Staff , 09 April 2012

England boss Andy Flower has reiterated his support for the team's Test skipper Andrew Strauss following their victory over Sri Lanka.


Having suffered a 3-0 series whitewash against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates and losing their first Test to Sri Lanka in Galle, the pressure was starting to mount on Strauss.

The Middlesex opener has been struggling for runs, having failed to score a Test century for his country since November 2010.

However, Strauss notched up a hard fought 61 runs in the eight-wicket victory for England in Colombo last week, which has meant the side have retained their place at the top of the world rankings.

England are now focused on their next series against the West Indies next month and Flower has insisted he was never in doubt that Strauss was the right man to lead the side.

He said: "Of course we were aware of what was happening around us in the press, we're aware of that. "

But he's a strong man and is obviously a very confident and secure bloke and he's been focusing on scoring runs and leading the team well.

"He's got a few runs here and he's led the team outstandingly well. I'm very happy with him as the Test captain."

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