Michael Vaughan backs Cook

Michael Vaughan does not believe that Alastair Cook’s presence in the One Day team was the only reason England had not been able to perform well in that format of the game.

According to Vaughan, there are other areas too which need to be given a look.

Vaughan has however praised this change in leadership move by the selection committee of England even if it came a bit too late for his liking.

The Yorkshire man actually had been calling for Cook to be dropped for a long time.

Michael Vaughan still in favor of Bouncers

Michael Vaughan has said that the recent tragic incident in the Australian domestic circuit would now prompt the cricketers to start respecting the opposition a bit more.
According to Vaughan, the modern cricketers use very rough language at times while playing. Some of them even go on to literally threaten the opposition.

But, now, that this unfortunate thing has happened on the cricket field, the scenario might change a little bit. The bowlers or the fielders might not be too keen to sledge the batsman in future.

Vaughan Surprised At Cook Retaining Captaincy

Michael Vaughan is also quite surprised at the fact that Alastair Cook has been retained as England ODI captain even after the series loss against Sri Lanka at home at the start of the summer.
England had lost to Sri Lanka by 2-3, but, more than the result, the thing that most people were not happy with was the way England had gone about things in that series. There was absolutely no hurry at the top of the order. In almost every match, the likes of Alastair Cook and Ian Bell took ample time to build the innings up front and then, left the lower order with a mountain to climb.

Vaughan Not Happy With Decision

Michael Vaughan is not too happy with the decision of the English selectors to call Simon Kerrigan back into the test team for the second test match against India which is going to be played at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.

As per Vaughan, Kerrigan has not developed enough to be given a run in international cricket especially after what he went through in his first test match against Australia in the home Ashes a few months back.

Prior Included In England Side

Matt Prior has been included in the England side for the first match of the test series against Sri Lanka.

Vaughan Believes Moores Second Tenure Will Work

Peter Moores didn’t have a good time during his first tenure as England coach. He had had clashes with Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen and eventually, he had ended up being axed from his position by ECB.

But, the 51 years old is back again. He has been given one more chance and everyone is pretty excited to see how his tuning with the current England skipper Alastair Cook turns out to be.

Vaughan reckons that Moores’ second tenure is going to be pretty successful as he and Cook are different sorts of people and thus, would complement each other perfectly well.

VAUGHAN BACKS KIRSTEN

Michael Vaughan thinks that Garry Kirsten might be an ideal choice to replace Andy Flower as England test coach.

Flower left his post last week. So, the England Cricket Board is looking for his replacement and they have shortlisted some guys one of whom is believed to be Kirsten.

Kirsten is widely respected as an international coach. He has coached a couple of top teams i.e. India and South Africa so far and has been immensely successful with both those sides.

ENGLAND WILL SUFFER

Michael Vaughan thinks if the England test side doesn’t make significant improvements, they will suffer a whitewash in the ongoing Ashes series.

The Poms have already suffered two consecutive defeats in the series and now, they will make their way to Perth where their record hasn’t been that great. They have always struggled at that venue.

TOUGH MATCH

Michael Vaughan thinks that it’s not going to be one-way traffic for England in the upcoming Ashes as they will have to face a more settled Australian team this time around.

When Australia had toured England for the Ashes a couple of months back, they were looking completely unsettled. Except two or three players, nobody was a certainty in the XI.

In the first couple of matches of the series, the Kangaroos struggled a lot. But, as the series went on, they started finding the right kind of balance and towards the end of the series; they gave England a run for their money.

BELL BACKS ROOT

The England middle order batsman, Ian Bell, has said that Joe Root has the ability to become a great test match player in the future.

Root has made a brilliant start to his test career. He has played 8 test matches so far and has scored 2 centuries and 2 half centuries. He is averaging in high forties in test match cricket at the moment.