29/12/2008

The Vaughan fixation

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It is a make or break day for Michael Vaughan.

The English selectors will select the squad for the West Indies tour starting on February 4 today. If we are to go by the reports emanating out of England, the West Indies tour is a trial run for the Ashes tour. A tour meant to put the English cricketers through their paces, fine tune their form and iron out the wrinkles.

One-person keen to do all that is Michael Vaughan. Though he has not done much during South Africa’s tour and nothing much since, Vaughan is relying on the selectors to go by his past record for a place in the squad. Luckily, for him England’s coach Moores and Pietersen have all been making encouraging noises regarding his return.

Ian Bells rather indifferent form and the reluctance of the English management to give Owais Shah another opportunity may also work in his favour. Above all this Vaughan’s purple patch against the Australian’s may well see him reinstated.

The very fact that Vaughan features as a probable for the West Indies tour is indication that England’s fixation over Michael Vaughan continues unabated.

UPDATE: VAUGHAN MISSES OUT.

England plays 3 Tests, 5 one-dayers and 1 Twenty20 match during the West Indies part of the tour. 


England squads and itinerary for West Indies tour

Cricket News Online Live.com


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