South Africa in England 2012 July 16, 2012

'Smith will be worried' - Vaughan

Michael Vaughan, writing in his column in the Daily Telegraph , says England start favourites in the upcoming Test series and the loss of Mark Boucher will hurt South Africa's chances.

Michael Vaughan, writing in his column in the Daily Telegraph, says England start favourites in the upcoming Test series and the loss of Mark Boucher will hurt South Africa's chances.

We all know South Africa’s bowling is strong but again I just wonder if Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander will have bowled enough overs before the first Test. The De Villiers factor behind the stumps could also be another boost for England. It is a job AB would not have wanted to take on. It will be physically demanding on top of facing a good England attack. Boucher was also the engine of the team.

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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