England’s World Cup win must launch something bigger, says Andrew Strauss

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• Former director of cricket wants ECB to capitalise on euphoria
• Strauss says success of 2005 Ashes was not built on

Andrew Strauss, England’s former director of cricket, has urged the game’s powerbrokers to learn from the mistakes of the past and capitalise on England’s World Cup success, declaring: “This has to be the start of something bigger.”

Strauss left his job at the England and Wales Cricket Board last October but not before laying the foundations for England’s white-ball resurgence, namely deciding to stick with Eoin Morgan as captain after he had led the team to a humiliating first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and then appointing a coach in Trevor Bayliss who advocated an attacking, expressive style of play that has characterised the team’s transformation over the past four years.

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Written by Chris Stocks
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/16/england-world-cup-andrew-strauss-cricket under the title “England’s World Cup win must launch something bigger, says Andrew Strauss”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.