How’s this for confidence building from your captain?

But we can’t rely solely on one bowler. The likes of Matthew Hoggard, the other seamer and spinner have to do a job.

Has he forgotten their names? Apparently this is Strauss’ chance to prove he’s the man to captain England in the Ashes. You have to say that he’s shown himself to have no personality of his own and appears to be unable to stand up to Fletcher (hence the ludicrous quote above, one imagines). Unless he can really assert himself he really isn’t going to be the captain we need. Unfortunately.