VAUGHAN HOPES FOR AN IMPRESSIVE RESULT IN THE ASHES

Michael Vaughan has said that he is backing England to in the ashes series this time around. “I think with what’s happening in the world game over the last 12 months, so much scandal surrounding cricket, I really think a fantastic Ashes series, one that I hope will go all the way to Sydney, is just what Test cricket needs,” Vaughan told reporters.

Vaughan, who led England to an Ashes series win at home in 2005 before retiring from the game three years later, said every former England captain was looking forward to the Ashes.

“I have finished my career and I am delighted I have got another career,” said Michael Vaughan, who has now become a television commentator. “But you ask any England captain over the last 30 years and they look forward to the Ashes.