Ex-skipper Hussain comes out in spirited defence of England captain Strauss

London/Colombo: Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has come out in spirited defence of current Test captain Andrew Strauss after the latter experienced his fourth straight loss in the longer version of the game.

Under Strauss, England has lost three nil to Pakistan, and on Thursday, it lost the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle by 75 runs.

Strauss also hasn’t scored a Test century since the 2010-2011 Ashes series.

Writing in The Daily Mail, Hussain said Strauss`s position in the team is safe and there is no need to panic.

"When I look at Andrew Strauss’s indifferent form this winter, I do not see an England captain fretting about his batting," Hussain writes.

"Go back to my bad times with the bat when I was in charge, and you could see that my brain was scrambled, my hands, feet and head were all over the place at the start of my innings. That is not the problem for Strauss unless he is disguising his anguish very well."


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