England will retain Ashes next winter: Willis

Former English cricketer Bob Willis is optimistic about the national team retaining the Ashes against Australia next winter.

“They should retain the Ashes against that Australian bowling attack, it’s appalling. I do hope England are a bit more adventurous because they’re going to have to be,” The Independent quoted Willis, as saying.

Willis also considers coach Andy Flower as a better leader than any of his predecessors, and believes he could have a positive influence on the players.

“He is honest and, unlike his predecessors, Peter Moores and Duncan Fletcher, he gives a tremendous interview, thinks about his answers and is far more honest,” he added.

The 60-year-old further thinks that Kevin Pietersen is the best batsman around, and he should bat at No. 3 in the Test team

“The best player should be capable of going in second ball and seeing off the new ball or going in at 140 for 1 and destroying the attack,” he added. (ANI)

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