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`Strauss will be judged great only if he wins Ashes Down Under`

London: Andrew Strauss will be judged a great England captain only if he wins the Ashes Down Under this winter, feels Andrew Flintoff.

"If you look at Straussy`s record, there`s no doubt he`s taken England on and the side has done well. But ultimately he`ll be judged on what happens this winter, especially after what happened in 2006 when the side didn`t perform," a newspaper quoted Flintoff, as saying.

"So far, you cannot fault him. He has a very good relationship with Andy Flower, they seem to be talking all the time. That`s crucial," 32-year-old Flintoff added.

He also rubbished Australian captain Ricky Ponting`s view that England could face another whitewash.

"I think Ponting is mistaken. Look how the two sides are shaping up and England are doing well. At the moment, they`re reliant on Graeme Swann, who has done phenomenally well, and Jimmy Anderson. In Australia, you have to work harder for your wickets," Flintoff said.


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