How does a losing team pull back over two years and win a series of 5 test matches in Australia 3-1?
Brilliant leadership! Great coaching. Superb individual and team performances.
You have to hand it to Andy Flower. As team manager he must take most credit together with Andy Strauss the captain.
To me Flower has been able quietly to bring out the best in the same squad that used to have a losing habit. Not any more.
Winning has become a habit. How?
Not giving up at a loss. Having a clear vision of where the team are going. Relentless pursuit of excellence.
We lost a game. Badly. But unusually the team were galvanised for victory next time. That’s new round here! But it’s becoming more familiar.
Flower has communicated exactly where he intends the team to go: to the top of world rankings. To be the best. and England is not quite there yet, which is handy because there’s no room for complacency to set in.
And haven’t we at last seen all round great performances from the players? They have all delivered. Together.
Brilliant and thanks for the inspiration!