London, Aug.23 (ANI): Andrew Strauss will be judged a great England captain only if he wins the Ashes Down Under this winter, feels former cricketer 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,” The Sun 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. (ANI)