England all set to weaken one-day squad
The ECB has confirmed that skipper Michael Vaughan will miss the entire test series
. He could be available for the one-day side.
If he does join the touring party for the one-day side, it will, if anything, weaken the one-day squad rather than strengthen it. He has a fairly ridiculous record in one-day cricket
, not having scored a single century. His highest score is 90, and it was made against the might of Zimbabwe
. During that tour of Africa, he even scored 89 against Namibia
. Unfortunately for him, that doesn't appear in his ODI scores.
As far as I remember, his only significant knock against some decent quality opposition in a critical situation was the 80-odd against Australia in the 2004 Champions Trophy
There've been enough reams of newsprint wasted on examining Michael Vaughan's spot in the one-day side. A couple of months ago, when he left the Pakistan tour before the one-dayers, there was talk about how he was losing his hold on the one-day captaincy
. Before the 2005 Ashes series, there was focus on his one-day record
even as he expressed a wish to bat at #3
As early as during the second half of 2004, Michael Atherton
wondered about Vaughan's one-day record, David Graveney
denied rumours of Vaughan's resignation being sought after England crashed out before the NatWest series final
and Jonathan Agnew
suggesting that Vaughan should bat at #4.
He could prove me wrong, but if his record over 70 games is anything to go by, he won't.