VAUGHAN BACKS SMITH

Former England skipper, Michael Vaughan, has said that Graeme Smith is a motivational leader and he is one of the best captains in world cricket at the moment. In the Lord’s test match, Smith will break the world record of Allan Border of captaining in the maximum number of test matches. Border had captained Australia in 93 test matches, while, the Lord’s test will be the 94th test of Smith as the South African captain. As per Vaughan, Smith was given the captaincy when the South African cricket was in crisis. But, he didn’t let his country down.

WAKE UP CALL

Former England captain, Michael Vaughan, has said that South Africa’s victory against England in the first test match is a ‘wake up call’ for the English team. He said that he hasn’t seen a touring team performing that well in England for a long time. South Africa outplayed England in all the departments. As per Vaughan, as the test match progressed, the performance of the English team gradually deteriorated.

Vaughan to Feature in Strictly Come Dancing

Former captain of the England Cricket Team Michael Vaughan will be among the star cast at this season’s Strictly Come Dancing, it has been announced.

The former English opening batsman has put pen to paper on an agreement with BBC One that airs the show to be a part of it for the season after he was assured by his friend and former Manchester United youth team player and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage who took part in the show in its last season.

Vaughan Talks About Retirement

If there is any person in the England cricketing circles who knows how painful it actually is to retire from the game he so passionately played and loved, it is the former England skipper Michael Vaughan who hung up his boots in 2008 when he was still the captain of the team and so moved was he that he was reduced to tears as he departed the wicket after making his final bow.

And it is on this subject that the former England captain talks about in the new documentary that is to be aired on the BBC, titled Sporting Heroes: After the Final Whistle.

RETURN THE BAT

Michael Vaughan has called for public help to find the possessions of the late Ben Hollioake's which were stolen from his parent’s house in a home invasion.

Hollioake died ten years ago in his home town of Perth at the age of 24 in a car accident.

He played two tests and twenty one day internationals for England and his loss was a shock to the International cricket community. Many believed that he was capable of playing at the top level for several years and being one of the games greats.

WHAT A PLAYER

Michael Paul Vaughan is presently a retired cricketer who had played for the England cricket team. Michael Vaughan was a classic right handed batsmen and usually otherwise a bowler. In the 2002-03 Ashes, Michael Vaughan was considered to be one of the top ranked batsmen scoring 633 runs which included three centuries.

VAUGHAN BACKS PONTING RETIREMENT

Former captain of the England Cricket Team Michael Vaughan believes that former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting did the right thing by retiring from One Day International cricket, having been dropped from the Australian side for the Commonwealth Bank tri-series against India and Sri Lanka.

KING OF THE COVER DRIVE

Michael Vaughan was one of England’s most elegant batsman, who in his prime was capable of taking apart any attack on his day.

Not only was he one of England’s great batsmen, he also has the honour of being England’s most successful captain of all time. His shrewd captaincy during the Ashes in 2005 was vital to allow England to left the urn for the first time in almost 2 decades.

Despite the joy Vaughan will have felt following his Ashes triumph, his most impressive performance as a batsman alone has to be his stunning tour of Australia in the 2002/03 series.

VAUGHAN PRAISES UL-HAQ

Former England captain Michael Vaughan praised the leadership skills of Misbah-ul-Haq after Pakistan’s resounding series whitewash over England.

Vaughan, who led England to an unforgettable 2005 Ashes triumph against Australia, tweeted “Congrats to Pakistan on a series whitewash..A very good team performance.. Excellent Captaincy from Misbah,” after the 3-0 demolition in the UAE.

VAUGHAN CRITICIZES SPOT-FIXERS

The Indian cricket team has come under fire from various sections following their spineless performance Down Under.

They have lost three of the 4 test matches, with one left. Two of these matches were lost by an innings and some runs. This is surprising, as this is the same team which smashed the Australian side to smithereens in a series back at home.