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England vs India 2011: What Andrew said, really meant and definitely did not

20 Jul 2011, 18:57 IST
Andrew Strauss batting against Bangladesh at Lords

What he said:

“No-one has a God-given right to play in the XI.”

Andrew Strauss is faced with a problem of plenty for the first Test against India at Lords.

What he really meant:

“The starting XI is to be the best form players of the moment.  A place in the XI has to be earned, it’s no gift.”

What he definitely didn’t add:

“Not even me.”

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