Strauss not tired of captaincy
Andrew Strauss insists he is "not even close" to having had enough of being England captain despite his long wait for his 20th Test century.
Strauss has made just one hundred in his last 49 Test innings - 18 months ago in Brisbane at the start of the 2010/11 Ashes - as his world-beating team approach a new summer.
On the eve of the first Test against West Indies at Lord's, Strauss' home ground and where he made a century on debut, he made it clear nonetheless he plans to be England captain for the foreseeable future.
Asked if he has ever felt fed-up of the job, he said: "Not even close.
"There may be a situation where that has happened to England captains in the past - and maybe it will to me in the future - but I'm not there at the moment yet.
"I'm excited about the challenges ahead, to come out at Lord's again, and I'm hoping we will all show what we're capable of this summer."
West Indies captain Darren Sammy also has his critics.
When asked about the possibility of targeting Strauss, Sammy spoke up for his opposite number.
"I don't think it's the first time he has been under pressure, and he's responded quite well in the past," he said.
"Pressure could make you crumble; pressure could make you rise above your expectations - and I know Strauss is a strong guy mentally."