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Stewart says England do not need 'wholesale changes' despite Ashes drubbing

London, Dec 20 : England cricket great Alec Stewart has said that in surrendering the Ashes to Australia, his nation has been outplayed in all departments of the game.


According to the BBC, Stewart said that with three defeats from three Test matches, England have not had the answers to Australia's aggressive style of cricket, and now their immediate concern will be to avoid an embarrassing 5-0 whitewash.

Team selection is the biggest issue that will be debated and, taking out Ben Stokes' outstanding century at the WACA, the majority of the team could all come under scrutiny, Stewart said.

The individuals most under the spotlight are the senior players, those who have been the backbone of England's success for the last four or five years, Stewart added.

Kevin Pietersen, Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, James Anderson and the form of captain Alastair Cook are all a concern, but he would only be in favour of making one or two alterations rather than opting for sweeping changes, Stewart further said.

He also said that the team might not need wholesale changes too soon.

--ANI (Posted on 20-12-2013)

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