23 Aug 2010

Butt told to butt out by England cricket coach

5:54 pm on 23 August 2010

The England cricket coach Andy Flower has told Salman Butt to butt out, after the Pakistan captain backed Australia to reclaim the Ashes from his side.

Butt's team beat England by four wickets at The Oval at the weekend, to reduce England's lead in the four test series to 2-1, with the final starting at Lord's on Thursday.

Pakistan drew 1-all in a two-Test series against Australia in England last month and Butt says he expects Australia to win the Ashes series, which starts in Brisbane in November.

He expects the Australian bowlers will perform better than England's in Australian conditions but Flower's unimpressed, saying Butt shouldn't be making judgments about England's bowlers.