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England is a force to be reckoned with, asserts Alastair Cook

August 27, 2013 11:55 IST

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England's win over Australia in the Ashes has stirred up a spate of emotions on either side. 

Even as the the English team is busy celebrating its historic triumph here's a look at what happened in the aftermath of the result.

To begin with England captain Alastair Cook has warned Australia that they will be a tough team to beat in the return Ashes later this year.

According to The Express Tribune, Cook expressed that at the start of the series, a lot of questions were asked of the England team but the side had shown character.

The captain said that although Australian conditions would be difficult, he was confident the England side had the ability to perform there as well.

The fifth Test draw means England have now triumphed in three successive Test series against Australia for the first time since the 1950s, the report said.


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Flower approaches ICC for improvement of 'bad light' regulations

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Meanwhile, England coach Andy Flower has said that he had spoken to ICC's officials on the improvement of regulations, especially when judging bad light.

According to Sport24, Flower expressed that often the conditions are not dangerous even when the umpires think so and in his opinion, the battle between ball and bat was reasonable and fair.

The coach added that if there were spinners bowling under the regulations, it was possible to play until dark.

He said that cricket would be made better if the regulations are changed.


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England to beef up security for Broad following Lehmann's comments

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Also, England has decided to employ extra security Down Under in this winter's Ashes series to protect Stuart Broad after Australian coach Darren Lehmann urged on fans to take revenge for his 'blatant cheating' during the Ashes series.

According to the Mirror, coach Flower was less than impressed with Lehmann's interview on an Aussie radio station, and is worried that the incitement could lead to problems for Broad and other players this winter.

He said that there would probably be extra security for everyone in light of Lehmann's comments including Broad.

The coach said that whenever they have been to Australia, the experience has been usually nice and he expects it to be the same this time too, adding that the comments were something the team was taking very seriously.

 


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