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Last Updated:  Sunday, 30 March, 2003, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK
Who might succeed Hussain?
By Martin Gough

Nasser Hussain
Nasser Hussain

English cricket is yet to elect a successor to replace Nasser Hussain as one-day captain.

Adam Hollioake has emerged as a strong contender after receiving public backing and admitting he would relish the role.

But there are also a number of other options from within the current side.

Marcus Trescothick

Vice-captain Trescothick has been considered by many to be an England captain in waiting since he burst onto the Test scene in 2001.

And he deputised ably for an injured Hussain in a single match in late 2001, scoring a century in a victory over Zimbabwe.

But Trescothick's poor form over the long winter itinerary would indicate it is much more important for him to concentrate on his batting.

And, in a slight snub, team management chose 39-year-old Alec Stewart over the Cornishman when Hussain was forced to miss the World Cup match against Namibia through injury.

Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan
There have been calls for Vaughan to take over

Skipper of England age-group sides through much of his career, Vaughan, like Mike Atherton before him, has long been known to county team-mates as FEC (Future England Captain).

He is in superb form in Test cricket but the off-shoot of his rise to prominence is a groundswell of opinion that calls for his talent to be unimpeded by the demands of captaincy.

Vaughan was billed as a future Atherton in all senses when he arrived on the Test scene, though coach Duncan Fletcher has warned he is still inexperienced.

Adam Hollioake

A former captain of England's one-day side, Hollioake lost his place when his career was disrupted by injury and he has not been a regular since.

Plenty of pundits reckon it was a mistake to leave Hollioake out of the World Cup squad.

They believe he is the strong character England need, and he himself has said his brother's untimely death means he "has no fear" on the cricket field.

However, his very absence from the side is a reflection of coach Duncan Fletcher's reservations about Hollioake's ability as an international bowler.

Andrew Flintoff

If England want to go for youth, then Flintoff could be an outside bet.

The 25-year-old is a former England U19 skipper and has captained his county team Lancashire on occasions.

However Flintoff's fitness problems could count against him.

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