Flower sees new England era after Ashes debacle
SYDNEY (AP) — Coach Andy Flower says England’s 5-0 loss to Australia in the Ashes cricket series may be the end of an era and there will be “more pain” before the team again experiences sustained success.
Flower told a news conference Monday he won’t be quitting after England’s series whitewash and he believes captain Alastair Cook is still the right man to lead the test team.
He says he is prepared to make the hard decisions necessary to allow England to rebuild after a series mauling which ended with its 281-run loss inside three days in the fifth test.
Flower wouldn’t discuss the cases of individual players but his promise of a fresh start has been interpreted as suggesting the positions of some senior players, notably Kevin Pietersen, may be under threat.