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Dominant: England took a 2-0 lead against the West Indies at Trent Bridge to win the series, but they didn’t have to work too hard for it. (Image | The Bolton News)

Before the Test series against the West Indies began, Andrew Strauss was having to defend his captaincy of the England cricket team and refute rumours that he was set to cast the role aside.

A series win over the Windies later, and all is well in the England camp. As has been observed by many, the hosts barely had to move into second gear at Trent Bridge as the West Indies were bowled out for 165 all out, having fallen to 61-6 at the close of play on day three.

The visitors’ collapse was spectacular, as James Anderson, Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad all claimed wickets amid the ruthless destruction of the West Indies batting order.

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Andrew Strauss’ personal disappointment and that of England has not convinced the captain to quit his post. (Image | The Age)

England cricketer Andrew Strauss has told the BBC that he will not stand down as captain ahead of the first Test against the West Indies. England currently top the world rankings but are in danger of slipping  behind South Africa after a poor run of results.

Strauss’ side have won only once in their past five matches, and suffered a 3-0 series defeat to Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The captain himself has also experienced a dip in form, making one century in his last 49 innings.

When asked by reporters if he had ever felt “fed-up” of the job, Strauss replied: “Not even close.

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