We won't be a soft touch, says Onions

SEAMER Graham Onions has fired a warning to England&rsquo;s critics, insisting the team will not roll over easily in the Champions Trophy.<br /><br />England are expected to struggle in South Africa having been crushed 6-1 by Australia in their one-day series which finished at the weekend. But Onions impressed on his ODI debut in Sunday&rsquo;s sole victory at the Riverside and the Durham paceman is adamant the side can turn their woeful 50-over form around.<br /><br />&ldquo;If people think we are going to be an easy game then that is not the case,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We are going to go all out. There&rsquo;s nothing to lose and we&rsquo;re going in to win every game, that&rsquo;s the way we&rsquo;re taking it.&rdquo;<br /><br />There has been much fall-out from England&rsquo;s dismal showings in the shorter formats of the game but Onions warned it would be foolish to discount them.<br /><br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve not read the press but if people are writing us off that&rsquo;s a mistake,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve just got to play as a team and if we do I think we can beat anybody.&rdquo;<br /><br />England begin their campaign against Sri Lanka on Friday in Johannesburg.<br /><br />The England and Wales Cricket Board, meanwhile, have denied suggestions they are against a proposed world Test championship, due to start in 2012. Haroon Lorgat, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, had earlier suggested that England and India opposed the plans.<br /><br />But the ECB responded yesterday, insisting they are behind the initiative. &ldquo;We are fully engaged with the ICC over proposals for a world Test championship and are supportive in principle,&rdquo; an ECB spokesman said.<br /><br />The ICC wants to raise interest in Test cricket following the successful emergence of Twenty20. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no doubt a Test championship would be of great benefit,&rdquo; said Lorgat. &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s say you and your mate are South African and Australian &ndash; and India are playing Sri Lanka. If the result impacts on your team&rsquo;s championship standing you are bound to be more interested.&rdquo;<br />