Sir Andrew Strauss says ‘incremental’ change won’t ship English dominance

Sir Andrew Strauss says 'incremental' change will not deliver English dominance

Sir Andrew Strauss has warned that English cricket may need more than just incremental change if it wants to produce a quality men’s Test team.

Applications to become the new managing director of England cricket opened on Monday but interim boss Strauss says the side will “not become brilliant overnight”.

England were beaten 4-0 in their recent Ashes series in Australia.

“The results do not lie,” former England captain Strauss told the BBC.

“We have been number one in the world in Test cricket for 12 months in the last 42 years. Small incremental change isn’t going to make the difference we need.

“We need to be bold and ambitious.”

Strauss left his role as managing director in 2018 following the death of his wife Ruth, but returned to replace his successor Ashley Giles after the fallout from the disappointing Ashes series down under.

Head coach Chris Silverwood was also relieved of his position in February. He was…