JUST SPECULATION

Rumours about a change in the captaincy have no foundation in truth and are just media speculation according to the now 9th best batsman in the world Jonathan Trott.

The English sensation has publicly defended his captain saying that no one inside the English camp has any doubts about who should be leading the team.

While the win against Sri-lanka has taken some off the pressure of his shoulders, speculation is still rife that more poor performances could lead to change at the top of the team. With the ashes coming up England wants to ensure they have the strongest team possible to give themselves the best chance of beating the highly fancied Australians.

Trott said that talk of a new Captain was nothing more than media hype and that he was confident Strauss would be in charge of the team when they attempt to retain the ashes for another couple of years.

Jonathan Trott said that the vice captain, and the man most likely to take over from Strauss were he to be sacked has also supported the captain saying that he believed him to be the right man for the job. Cook had his own form problems a couple of years ago but redeemed himself with a strong Australian summer.

“Andrew is our captain and that’s the way it is, I don’t think anyone else could see Andrew not as England captain” Trott said.

Trott is fast becoming one of England’s best players and his ability to score big totals will be crucial for England going forward. Some corners have even suggested that cook himself could be a captain if Strauss were to step down however his comments make this eventuality seem unlikely. The latest england cricket odds have Strauass at 10/1 to step down.

English selectors generally don’t like to change Captains unless its absolutely necessary and so it seems for now at least that Strauss is safe.

TIME TO RETIRE?

The 100th international hundred has been constantly evading from our star Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar for quite some time now, and this has generated quite a bit of gossip among the other ex-cricketers.

While many feel that he should give up from One Day International, some actually go on to advise Sachin to contemplate his entire career. The advice on the contemplation of his career came because of the poor performance of the Indian team in most of their matches despite having some of the star payers who have immense potential within them to excel.

Sachin Tendulkar can work wonders for his team is he wants to. However what people want to find out is whether he is actually concerned about India’s victory in these matches or regarding his own statistics that are created. It is very important to have a goal for each and every game which helps one to grow and excel in their approach.

Many ex- cricketers are under this impression that Sachin is just stuck onto playing cricket because he is running after statistics and records rather than improving the overall performance of his team. His personal gains are over powering the greater glories of the team’s victories.

If Sachin Tendulkar really has this concept in mind, it is high time that he retires from cricket. He was known to be a legend in the cricketing world because of his selfless sacrifice to the team and this eventually made way for his personal achievements as well.

There have been many who have advised him to retire from cricket now, instead of losing all the charm and glory that he has earned over the years. Yet he feels that he still has a lot more to achieve before he finally gives up and retires for good.