MICHAEL VAUGHAN

  • Kevin Pietersen backs Michael Vaughan for new England role April 10, 2015

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board announced the new position of director of cricket on Wednesday as Paul Downton lost his job as their managing director of cricket, with his current post also scrapped. Vaughan was immediately linked to the role, with new ECB chief executive Tom Harrison eager to...
  • Michael Vaughan open to ECB management role April 9, 2015

    Bangalore: Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, has said he is open to talking to the England and Wales Cricket Board about a management role with the team following Paul Downton's resignation as managing director on Wednesday. Vaughan is understood to have had a breakfast meeting with Tom Harrison, the ECB...
  • World Cup: Rahane has best technique among Indian batsmen, says Michael Vaughan March 24, 2015

    Sydney: Former England captain Michael Vaughan says that Ajinkya Rahane has the best technique among Indians and the youngster will be one of the premier willow wielders in world cricket in the next four to five years. "Indian team has a wonderful array of batsmen, who have been there and done...
  • Glenn McGrath - from demolition job to coach job March 14, 2015

    Sydney: Glenn McGrath winces when you ask him about the last of the 944 international wickets he took, in fading light at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. "It was a rubbish full toss," he says. "Lucky for me that Russel Arnold hit it straight up in the air." McGrath was a...
  • Remove Peter Moores and put him in charge of kids, says Michael Vaughan March 11, 2015

    England coach Peter Moores should be removed from his current position and put in charge of the "kids", according to former captain Michael Vaughan. Moores, handed a second stint as head coach last April, has come under intense fire since England's defeat by Bangladesh on Monday condemned them to an early...
  • World Cup: England coach Moores under increasing pressure, says Vaughan February 21, 2015

    London: England's "abject" World Cup shows have left Peter Moores searching for answers and the coach may lose his job if the team fail to reach the quarter-finals, said former Ashes-winning captain Michael Vaughan. England endured a humiliating eight-wicket defeat by New Zealand on Friday and were on the receiving end...
  • Double-ton Jonathan Trott gets Michael Vaughan backing January 14, 2015

    Johannesburg: England's Jonathan Trott completed his return to representative cricket with a double century on Wednesday as former captain Michael Vaughan backed him to make a Test comeback. Trott scored 211 not out for the second-string England Lions as their first unofficial 'Test' against South Africa A in Paarl ended in...
  • Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Michael Vaughan November 23, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the World Cup in their own backyard, starting February 14 next year. Australia thrashed South Africa...
  • Michael Vaughan slams ECB 'charges' against Kevin Pietersen October 8, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan ridiculed a leaked England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) report into Kevin Pietersen's alleged misbehaviour during the Ashes whitewash in Australia as the fall-out from the controversial autobiography of England's all-time leading run-scorer showed no sign of stopping. Among the 'offences' of which Pietersen, effectively sacked by England...
  • 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 21, 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...