“He creates an aura of control, even if you get a good shot away he has that look in his eye, and a demeanour, that suggests it is all part of a big plan. When I have faced Flintoff since he can still get his weaponry to that level. It’s just he’s not been able to do it consistently. That group really surprised me and I’m very much encouraged. I’m also encouraged listening to Ricky. His enthusiasm is exceptional. In the past he’s been criticised for not moulding a team. Well, he’s neither needed, nor had the chance, to do it before. He has the chance to develop this group and I think he is really excited by it. He wants to leave that legacy of formulating a team out of this fresh start.” Gilchrist said.