Captain Andrew Strauss warns England against complacency
Andrew Strauss has warned his England side against complacency despite the visitors dominating their second warm-up match against South Australia in Adelaide.
The three-day game was drawn with openers Strauss and Alastair Cook hitting tons on a rain-affected final day.
After a declaration James Anderson took two wickets in the game’s final innings with England well on top but ultimately out of time.
Strauss, however, is keen for his side to keep their feet firmly on the ground after a promising start to their tour. “We all know there are sterner tests to come,” he said.
Fellow opener Cook responded to his critics in perfect style as he ended unbeaten on 111 with the pair sharing a stand of 181.
“He’ll be feeling better about himself and hopefully be in a better frame of mind to have a big series”, added Strauss.
The England skipper also confirmed that bowlers could be rested for their last warm up game. “The options we’ve got are that some of them play in Hobart, or that some of them head up to Brisbane and get acclimatised.”
England next face Australia A in Hobart on Tuesday in their final warm-up match before the Test series begins in Brisbane.