28/09/2008

The Vaughan episode.

Is there anything enigmatic about Michael Vaughan landing a 'lucky' central contract and subsequently ignored for the Indian tour?
The answer to that is a big no. There is nothing even remotely mysterious or enigmatic behind afore mentioned sequence of events.
The ECB in general and Vaughan in particular are looking to preserve him and have him fit and ready for the Ashes series.
This is borne out by the latest news that Michael Vaughan is to fly out to Australia for a six-week stay to work on his batting and fitness. Obviously, they are planning to either recall him during the West Indies series or hold him back until the Ashes.
One cannot help but wonder whether this is a fool-proof strategy, as in the intervening period Vaughan can turn a liability either on account of his miserable form or on account of his gamy knees. Even if both show dramatic improvement, it is doubtful whether the Australians would lose sleep over it.
  
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3 Comments:

Anonymous scorpicity said...

Otts... I think it was Vaughan who pulled out of this tour and not the other way. Or has anything come out in the open like in some book called "How I warmed the benches of England and help win the ashes" by Sajid Mahmood.

30/09/2008, 13:20  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Scorpy,
ECB has released a statement on why he was dropped.
What is this book you are referring to?

30/09/2008, 13:39  
Blogger Bored Member said...

ott - the vaughan episode is a joke, as is the book

30/09/2008, 15:09  

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