London, May 9 (ANI): England cricket captain Andrew Strauss hailed his new boys as the team stormed to a 10-wicket win over the West indies at Lord's yesterday.
Captain Strauss particularly praised Ravi Bopara, Graeme Swann and Graham Onions for their respective performances in the match, saying they were inspired.The Sun quoted Strauss as saying: "There have been times in the past when we have relied far too much on KP so it is great to win without a contribution from him. But he is a great player and will come back strong and score hundreds this year. To win in three days is a great start to the summer, we played some clinical cricket."
"It shows there is good talent in English cricket. There were some fresh faces and they all came to the party. You need depth in an international squad. We talked a lot about hitting the ground running. You'd be hard pressed to find any negatives from this game," he added.Windies skipper Chris Gayle blamed the conditions for the defeat and said it was not Onions that made them cry. (ANI)