Duncan Fletcher: England have the power and poise to win series 3-0

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Before the second Test Andrew Strauss told his team that “we have won nothing yet”. They still haven’t. But if the England captain can keep his team focused enough to continue playing as well as they have done in this series so far, that will soon change. I have never seen such a conclusive victory over Australia in a Test match. England outplayed them from start to finish. Looking at the state of the two teams now I believe that England can win the series 3-0.

The only ground I can see Australia getting a draw at is Melbourne. If the wicket there is as flat as it has been in previous years then Australia should be able to bat out the match. But I think England should win the third and fifth Tests at Perth and Sydney. The only way I can see Australia fighting back in the series is if Ricky Ponting clicks and makes a big contribution as a batsman, simply because he is capable of scoring a lot of runs in a little time. That would leave his team with plenty of overs to try to work through this solid English batting unit.

Full story: The Guardian

 

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