Flower should not become a scapegoat for England’s Ashes failure, says Andrew Strauss

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“If he is not the man to take England forward I don’t know who is”

Former England captain Andrew Strauss has announced that head coach Andy Flower should not become a scapegoat for the national team’s Ashes failure.

Many people have been questioning whether Flower is the right man to be coaching England after Australia took a 4-0 lead in the ongoing Ashes series.

“Andy Flower is one of the great coaches in world cricket,” Strauss told Sky Sports. “If he is not the man to take England forward I don’t know who is.

“The only question is whether he has the hunger and the energy to continue in the job. He is not a guy to give up easily. He will be hurting as much as anybody.

“That is the territory you enter at 4-0 down. You get scapegoated.”

Australia head coach Darren Lehmann also voiced his support for his English counterpart, saying: “It is a very stressful job, but he is a very good coach and he has a done a fantastic job for England over a period of time. I am sure he will come up with solutions.

“We regard their structure very highly and we may have copied it in some shape or form.”

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