Michael Vaughan

  • Vaughan accuses Cook of dropping players better than him September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Michael Vaughan accused Alstair Cook of dropping players, who are better than him, and also said that if the England cricket captain doesn't step down voluntarily then the selectors should sack him. Vaughan said Cook was dropping players like allrounder Ravi Bopara, who are better than him in...
  • Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain August 26, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan and exspinner Graeme Swann said that Alastair Cook must be sacked as the ODI captain for England to win the 2015 World Cup. Both Vaughan and Swann feel that the selectors are picking the ODI side on the basis of performance in Tests and that...
  • 'India need exposure outside the riches of IPL' August 19, 2014

    London: India captain M S Dhoni might have refused to blame IPL for his team's shambolic show in the fiveTest series against England, but former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cashrich league's shadow and play county cricket. "The Board Of Control for...
  • Michael Vaughan tweets picture of 'white Indian cricket flag' August 18, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan took criticism to another level after the former England skipper posted a 'white flag' on his twitter handle, terming it as the new Indian cricket flag after MS Dhoni and Co's abject surrender at The Oval. Vaughan not only slammed the Indian team for its poor showing after...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams 'jellylike', 'embarrassing' India August 18, 2014

    London: Sunil Gavaskar accused India of "embarrassing the country" after their humiliating innings and 244run defeat by England in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday. It was the second time in as many matches that India had been beaten inside three days after their innings and 54run reverse in...
  • Michael Vaughan admits Alastair Cook mistake August 12, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has admitted he was wrong to call for Alastair Cook to step down as skipper of the national side. Vaughan was one of several exEngland captains who called for Cook to stand down following England's 95run second Test defeat by India at Lord's three weeks...
  • Michael Vaughan slams 'pathetic' India August 10, 2014

    Manchester: Former England captain Michael Vaughan blasted India for their "pathetic" display in losing the fourth Test at Old Trafford by an innings and 54 runs on Saturday. India lost nine wickets after tea on the third day as they were bowled out for 161 and were in fact beaten in...
  • James Anderson should carry on sledging India, says Michael Vaughan August 6, 2014

    Manchester: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has not only defended pacer James Anderson in the Ravindra Jadeja incident but also suggested that the pace spearhead should carry on with his sledging at Old Trafford without giving India any chance to report him again. "At Old Trafford I would say to Jimmy...
  • ECB must consider taking captaincy away from Cook: Vaughan July 20, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan has slammed England captain Alastair Cook's "poor tactics" in the ongoing Lord's Test against India and called for the ECB to consider taking the captaincy away from him. Vaughan, in his article for the 'Daily Telegraph', said "We have reached the stage with Cook when he cannot be...
  • India blowing things out of proportion: Michael Vaughan July 17, 2014

    London: Insisting that the much talkedabout altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson was nothing more than a "minor bustup, former England captain Michael Vaughan said the visiting Indians were blowing things out of proportion in an attempt to unsettle the home team. "It is all a bit pathetic and sad...
  • England teammates back Kerrigan Test recall July 16, 2014

    London: Amid criticism that his Test team recall may have come too soon, England spinner Simon Kerrigan has won the backing of his teammates who believe he will raise his game if given a second chance in the Lord's Test against India starting on Thursday. Kerrigan was surprisingly selected for the...
  • I fear for Simon Kerrigan, says Michael Vaughan July 15, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said Simon Kerrigan is not ready to win his second cap and play in the Test against India at Lord's, a year after suffering a nightmare debut in Ashes. "I fear for Simon Kerrigan. England have thrown him back into international cricket far too...
  • Victorious Sri Lanka captain Mathews turns on Vaughan June 25, 2014

    Leeds: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews had the ideal response to criticism from former England skipper Michael Vaughan regarding the Islanders' "county" attack after the tourists completed a dramatic Test series win at Headingley. Mathews's men won the second Test by 100 runs after paceman Shaminda Eranga dismissed England No 11...
  • Alastair Cook under pressure as never before, says Michael Vaughan May 22, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook will be under pressure as never before when he tries to return the team to winning ways this season, according to former skipper Michael Vaughan. Despite leading the side in their 50 Ashes rout by Australia and enduring a loss of form as well, Essex opener Cook...
  • Sachin Tendulkar begins birthday by casting vote, wishes pour in April 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The cricket fraternity on Thursday took to twitter to convey their wishes to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who started his 41st birthday by casting his vote in the general elections here. "I have voted, have you? A wonderful start to my birthday, as a responsible citizen of our great...
  • England greats turn on team after Dutch debacle March 31, 2014

    London: Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Michael Atherton rounded on the current side after they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with a humiliating 45-run loss to the Netherlands in Chittagong on Monday. Bowled out for just 88 with more than two overs to spare in reply to the Netherlands'...
  • Trott's 'con' disrespectful of real illness: Michael Vaughan March 17, 2014

    London: Jonathan Trott's assertion that mental and physical fatigue had forced him home from England's Ashes tour of Australia rather than depression felt like a "con" and would only convince his team-mates he had abandoned them, according to former England captain Michael Vaughan. The 32-year-old Trott abruptly left the tour after...
  • India, West Indies favourites at World T20: Michael Vaughan March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has picked India and defending champions West Indies to win the World Twenty20 beginning in Bangladesh March 16. "I am going for India or West Indies... Both have power and plenty of good spin options... But it's always worth a tipple on Pakistan at...
  • Kevin Pietersen 'so sad' after England career ends February 5, 2014

    London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen expressed sadness over the end of his international career on Wednesday and said that he was "incredibly overwhelmed" by the support he had received. The 33yearold's days as an international cricketer came to an end on Tuesday when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)...
  • England spinner Graeme Swann one of a rare breed December 23, 2013

    Graeme Swann's happygolucky nature belied his status as one of England's greatest spin bowlers and a talisman of the team's three successive Ashes series successes. Swann shocked the cricket world on Sunday by announcing his immediate retirement midway through the already doomed series with Australia, sending social media into a...
  • Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott salute Swann December 22, 2013

    London: Former England stars Michael Vaughan and Geoffrey Boycott expressed their admiration for spin bowler Graeme Swann on Sunday after he abruptly announced his retirement from the sport. Swann, 34, bows out with immediate effect, meaning he will play no part in the final two Tests of the Ashes tour of...
  • Michael Vaughan fears 50 Ashes series drubbing for England December 9, 2013

    London: England are heading for a 50 Ashes series drubbing in Australia unless they can recover mentally from two crushing defeats, former captain Michael Vaughan said on Monday. Australia won the second Test by 218 runs in Adelaide on Monday, having opened the series with a 381run drubbing in Brisbane. The third...
  • Vaughan apologises as former players rally round Trott November 25, 2013

    London: The sight of the normally obdurate Jonathan Trott swishing and missing with alarming regularity during his two brief innings in Australia was a telltale sign that all was not right. England's number three, so often the rock of his side's batting order since making his Test debut in 2009, managed...
  • England have a lot of soulsearching to do: Vaughan November 25, 2013

    Former Asheswinning captain Michael Vaughan fears England's drubbing at the hands of Australia in the first Test in Brisbane could have inflicted longterm damage. Two woeful battling displays and ferocious bowling by Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson condemned England to a 381run defeat in four days. It was England's second worst Ashes...
  • Broad hits back at Vaughan criticism of England squad August 28, 2013

    England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has accused former skipper Michael Vaughan of being "disrespectful" for criticising the decision to rest several leading players from the upcoming one-day internationals against Australia. Test skipper Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Graeme Swann and Broad himself, who all featured in the recent 3-0 Ashes...
  • Wrong to sell ODI tickets then rest stars: Vaughan August 28, 2013

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan said fans who've bought tickets for the one-day international series against Australia deserve a refund after the hosts' left the spine of their Ashes-winning side out of the squad. Test skipper Alastair Cook, Stuart Broad, Ian Bell, James Anderson and Graeme Swann, who all featured...
  • Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff call for scrapping of DRS August 8, 2013

    London: Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff have called for the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) should be scrapped by the ICC in the wake of further occurrences during the ongoing Ashes. At the centre of controversy during the historic EnglandAustralia rivalry is the inconsistency of DRS, part...
  • Indian players thank fans over Twitter June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: Overwhelmed by the support from the Indian fans at the Champions Trophy, newly crowned winners thanked the large crowd turning up for the final encounter against hosts at Birmingham. "Yehhhhhhhhh boyyyy.. Champion love the support in England .. Thanks to every one.. Enjoy the win guys..," Suresh Raina tweeted. India won...
  • This Indian team better than class of 2011, says Vaughan June 22, 2013

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels that current Indian ODI team playing in the Champions Trophy is "better" than the one which won the World Cup two years back in 2011. "India have been the team of the tournament so far. They are a fearless, aggressive bunch and I have...