Strauss is backing Pietersen for captain again

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London, Oct.18 (ANI): Current England cricket captain Andrew Strauss believes the country's best bat Kevin Pietersen can return as captain despite his spectacular fall from grace nine months ago.

The Telegraph and the UK Express quoted Strauss, as saying: "I wouldn't rule out Kevin becoming captain again. He has some attributes, which would make him a very good captain. He is very confident in his own abilities, has strong views on the game and has the ability to lead by example."

"I wouldn't rule it out. The timing last time was not ideal because at that stage he and Peter Moores did not see eye to eye. I think what is fundamental to being a successful coach or captain is that you have a very good working relationship with each other, which they didn't have at that time," he added.

He added: "I've been in the job now for nine or 10 months and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I still feel there is a huge amount more we can do in Test matches and in one-day cricket, so I'm excited and motivated by that. You have a limited shelf life but that varies from person to person. I think Michael Vaughan went out before people expected, which is a testament to how good a captain he was." (ANI)

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