Andrew Flintoff lets instincts guide captaincy

Published: Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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London:After leading England to a thumping six-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Birmingham, Andrew Flintoff said he will lets his instincts guide him while making important decisions on field.

''I just do what I think is right out there in the middle,'' he was quoted as saying in The Times and added, ''Sometimes it can make you look great, you make a bowling change and Liam Plunkett takes two wickets in an over and everyone thinks you are doing really well. It's just the nature of the game.''

The aggressive player had little captaincy experience before he was asked to lead a depleted side during the tour of India. Doubts have been raised over his leadership after Sri Lanka managed to salvage a draw in the first Test at Lord's.

England returned to win the second Test comfortably with Flintoff making crucial bowling changes at various intervals which worked as Sri Lanka were skittled out for less than 200 in the first innings.

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