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Blewett warns Aus of English charge
Tuesday 16 August 2011

Former Australian batsmen Greg Blewett feels Australia should be wary of arch-rivals England's ascendancy to the number one spot as Andrew Strauss' men have the ability to create a cricketing dynasty.

"Not only are the once-unbeatable Aussies at their lowest point in decades, the old enemy England have the Ashes urn and the world No.1 Test ranking in their possession," said Blewett.

"It's a sad state of affairs if you're an Australian cricket fan as I don't see any reason why Andrew Strauss' men cannot create a cricketing dynasty," he added.

Although Blewett admitted that it is distressing to see old time foe doing well.

"It's always painful to see the old enemy doing so well.

But to be honest I think it's good, because they have been pretty ordinary for a long time after we smashed them series after series. And they deserve it. They're well coached, they've got a good captain and they've got a good side," the former Aussie cricketer told Fox Sports.

The 39-year-old Blewett, however, maintained that there was no need for Australia to panic.

"England have been to rock bottom and back. I'm not saying we are at rock bottom -- I don't think we'll ever get to that stage -- but in terms of Test rankings, we're No. 5 at the moment which isn't great.” he concluded.

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