England has potential to create cricketing dynasty: Blewett

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2011, 13:27 PM IST

London: Former Australian Test batsman Greg Blewett, who scored three centuries in eight Ashes Tests, has warned Australian fans that Andrew Strauss`s side has the ability to create a cricketing dynasty.

"I don`t see any reason why they can`t. It`s always painful to see the old enemy doing so well. But to be honest I think it`s good, because they have been pretty ordinary for a long time after we smashed them series after series,” Blewett told Fox Sports.

Blewett further said on England’s number one status: "They deserve it. They`re well coached, they`ve got a good captain and they`ve got a good side. Strauss is 34 so he`s probably got another few years left in him. He`s obviously a very good leader and he`s very well liked amongst his team."

Blewett said England`s pace attack had been the key to England`s rise up the world rankings.

Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Tim Bresnan have made India`s star batsmen look second-rate during the current Test series in England, taking a combined 51 wickets in three Tests.

Blewett believes that trio of bowlers, plus Australia`s Ashes nemesis Chris Tremlett, Steve Finn, Graham Onions and Ajmal Shahzad were the key if England were to remain the undisputed kings of Test cricket.

"Their team is built around their quicks at the moment and a pretty good spinner as well. Their quicks are going great guns and they`re all pretty young so I see them having a pretty similar attack for a while.

ANI