May 6, 2007

English cricket

Vaughan adds to England turmoil

George Binoy
Food for thought for England's captain, Andrew Strauss, England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford, July 29, 2006
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"It was entirely predictable that a cricketer with such a record of fragility as Michael Vaughan would be injured in the run-up to the first Test - the only surprise is that it wasn't one of his legs which was damaged in Yorkshire's game against Hampshire. This leaves England with not only a new coach and a new wicketkeeper (probably Matt Prior) but a new captain if Vaughan's broken finger fails to heal in time," writes Scyld Berry in The Sunday Telegraph.

John Stern in The Sunday Times says that "Strauss is the right candidate to fill Michael Vaughan’s shoes in the first Test".

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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