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Old May 24, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Default To beat India is bigger than winning the Ashes

To beat India in India bigger than winning the Ashes
Having won back to back Ashes series as England captain, Andrew Strauss should have every right to claim and say that he has reached the peak of international cricket, but no, he wants to beat India in India.

Why? Because he thinks it is bigger than winning the Ashes.

According to the Daily Mail, Strauss regards taking India on in his and their backyard is the next level of development for measuring England`s progress as a cricketing nation.

"Although, we will always value the Ashes, it is important to look beyond, at India and South Africa, to look to defeat these guys consistently, too, home and away," says Strauss.

"I`ve never beaten India in a Test series and, if we want to be the best side in the world, we`ve got to start by doing that. I`d say to win in India would be bigger than winning the Ashes in Australia because the conditions are even more foreign," he adds.

"Winning out there seemed a very difficult thing to do because we had all grown up with England being demolished in Australia, but there are plenty of other challenges. We can`t just dwell on that one. It`s over," Strauss says.

Strauss was speaking ahead of the release of his book - Winning The Ashes Down Under: The Captain`s Story - on May 26.

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Old May 24, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Well, the Ashes isn't really difficult when they both have similar conditions (ground). I mean, they can beat England, if the play to their potential, and they need a 2nd spinner to back up swann.
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Old May 30, 2011, 12:51 PM
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Ashes has gone on forever, India has only gotten good in the past 8 years or so. So, if you consider Current situation, beating "India in India in 2011" is big.
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Old May 30, 2011, 02:28 PM
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Inshallah, one day, ''Beating Bangladesh in Bangladesh will be big''
Heck, even just ''Beating Bangladesh will be big''.
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