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Michael Vaughan, former England Ashes-winning captain, has lambasted the English team management over their lack of communication with discarded fast bowler Liam Plunkett.

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Vaughan, while in conversation with former left-arm spinner Phil Tuffnil, during the Tuffers and Vaughan podcast, reckoned Plunkett was given a raw deal by the English team management.

Michael Vaughan Lambastes English Team Management For Their Lack Of Communication With Liam Plunkett
Liam Plunkett. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Liam Plunkett, who played a crucial role in England’s World Cup win last summer, was dropped from the set-up immediately after the tournament and the thing that does not go down well with Michael Vaughan is he wasn’t even informed by the selectors or the team management. In fact, it was on Twitter where Plunkett got to know that he has been dropped from the set-up.

“Do you know what, Phil? The most disappointing thing that I heard in that interview was that after the World Cup final, he won England a World Cup with a group of players and management, and not one person rang him up. Not one person,” Michael Vaughan said.

“He had to find that [news of omission] out through Twitter – I’m sorry, that’s back in your day, Phil. That doesn’t happen in this era of cricket, that’s a disgrace.” he added.

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Liam Plunkett could be a brilliant coach in the future: Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan Lambastes English Team Management For Their Lack Of Communication With Liam Plunkett
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Liam Plunkett wasn’t even named in the recent 55-man squad named by the selectors, nor was he awarded the central contract. Vaughan said that while it is important to look into the future, Plunkett is an experienced and proven campaigner and should have been given more chances.

“I can’t understand it. I know people are looking to go forward, you got to always think about four years time … [but he’s] experienced, played all around the world, was the go-to guy for Eoin Morgan in that World Cup, can bat as well, great team member – I can’t quite see it,” the former England captain said.

Michael Vaughan also believes that Plunkett, considering he has a wide range of experience of bowling in different conditions and situations, could be a real good coach in the future.

“If [Plunkett] does go on to perhaps get his coaching badges … I think he’ll be a great man to have knocking around in English cricket, for sure. All that experience, and you need a certain type of bowler in those situations, Mike, don’t you? Someone who enjoys having the ball at those pressure times. And Liam’s always come up done that.”Michael Vaughan added.

Liam Plunkett, meanwhile, is looking to play for the United States of America following his snub from the 55-man training camp.

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