Former England captain turned cricket pundit Michael Vaughan named a unique England XI side for players not born in India. While the team consisted of two players from the current English squad, a Mumbai-born player was named as the captain of the side, which included big names like Allan Lamb, Kevin Pietesen and Andrew Strauss.
Lamb was born in South Africa and played in the Ian Botham-led side. He liked to play the aggressive brand of cricket. A batsman would probably think about choosing his bat from the options available but Lamb would win you a match with an opponents bat. He was that sort of player – instinctive with ‘in your face’ approach. Maybe, that is one of the reason he was successful against the tall and fiery West Indies bowling line-up which many feared facing.
Michael Vaughan names Douglas Jardine as the captain
Douglas Jardine was born in Malbar Hills in Mumbai. He played 22 Tests for England, scoring 1296 runs at a brilliant average of 48. The team named by Vaughan also includes prolific English all-rounder Ben Stokes and premier fast bowler Jofra Archer. Phillip DeFreitas, Phil Edmonds, Robin Smith were among the others named in the side.
Michael Vaughan’s XI: Andrew Strauss, Douglas Jardine (C), Robin Smith, Kevin Pietersen, Alan Lamb, Ben Stokes, Matt Prior, Chris Lewis, Jofra Archer, Phillip DeFreitas, Phil Edmonds