MUST DO BETTER

The former England captain, Michael Vaughan, has said that England should have done much better on the first day of the second Ashes test match.
England batted first after winning the toss at Lord’s and when the play ended on the first day, they had lost 7 wickets for 289.

Analysing the first day’s play, Vaughan said, “It was a beautiful batting track. The ball was coming on nicely and I thought that it would be a fruitful day for England. But, it wasn’t to be.”

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The English cricket season has started again, meaning there is plenty of opportunities to attend matches – or watch coverage live on television – but also that there will be lots of opportunities to bet on the matches, including placing future bets on which team will go on to win the County Cricket Championship. At the moment Warwickshire are the favourites to retain the title they won last year, but that could all change when the action gets underway of course.

VAUGHAN PLAYS COACH

Michael Vaughan has advised the out of form English opener Nick Compton to relax and not to think too much about his technique.

Compton is going through a dreadful phase at the moment. He is looking horribly out of touch and in his last 5 test innings, he has scored just 47 runs at an average of 9.40.

There have been speculations that Compton might be left out of the England squad for the upcoming Ashes series and on his place, Joe Root who has been in terrific form recently might be sent to open with Alastair Cook.

VAUGHAN BACKS SA

Michael Vaughan has said that South Africa is playing some great cricket in test matches at the moment and it’s not easy to replace them as the no. 1 test team.

South Africa had become the no. 1 team in test matches by defeating England in a 3-match test series last year. They have been at that position since then.

After becoming no. 1, South Africa went to Australia and defeated them by 1-0 in a 3- test match series. Then, they played a home series against Pakistan and white washed them.

ENGLAND ARE FAVOURITES

Michael Vaughan has said that the England team is the clear favourite to win the upcoming Ashes series which is going to start from 10th of July.

The Australian team is currently playing the test series in India and is struggling in that series. The kangaroos have been easily beaten in the first two test matches and they are really looking an unsettled unit.

VAUGHAN CALLS FOR NEW OPENERS

Michael Vaughan has said that Joe Root should open the batting with Alastair Cook in the upcoming test series against New Zealand.

Root made his debut in test cricket by playing in the fourth test match against India in December last year. Root didn’t open in that test match. He batted at no. 6, but, his performance was brilliant. He scored a half century in his very first test innings.

VAUGHAN HAILS COOK

Michael Vaughan has hailed Alastair Cook for his brilliant batting and captaincy in the ongoing test series against India and has said that Cook is one of the greatest test batsmen that England has ever produced.

Vaughan looked pretty impressed with the way Cook has led the team in the series so far. He said, “Cook has had a fantastic start as the test captain. I am very impressed with his captaincy. He has been pro active and has rotated the bowlers brilliantly. His field settings have also been quite impressive in the first three test matches.”

NO PRESSURE

Michael Vaughan has said that there is not much pressure on the newly appointed England test captain, Alastair Cook, as the England team is not expected to do very well on the India tour.

ROOT IMPRESSES VAUGHAN

The former England captain, Michael Vaughan, has said that Joe Root is an incredible talent and he will definitely do well on the India tour.

VAUGHAN BACKS ROOT

Former England captain, Michael Vaughan, has said that the Yorkshire batsman Joe Root should be given the opportunity to open the innings with Alistair Cook in the test matches for England. Due to the retirement of Andrew Strauss from test cricket, the opening slot in the test team is up for grabs. Root has performed brilliantly for Yorkshire this season. He has scored more than 600 runs so far at an average of 55.