June 13, 2007

English cricket

Vaughan's one-day value is low

George Binoy
A grim-faced Michael Vaughan faces the press, England v South Africa, Super Eights, Barbados, April 17, 2007
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One of the more interesting topics aired by Michael Vaughan in last week's controversial interview, and one overlooked once furore Fredalo took hold, was his take on one-day cricket and the role he might play as England prepare for the next World Cup in four years' time, says Derek Pringle in The Telegraph.

Ever the candid captain, he said he didn't think he would make the next World Cup, adding that if new coach Peter Moores wants to groom only those who will be around, he might well have to step down. It appears, on the face of it, to be a selfless gesture, but in the same breath Vaughan slips in that splitting the captaincy has never worked, the subtext being that he should continue to lead England in both forms of the game despite his and the team's moderate record in the one-day field.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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