Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels that the Joe Root-led side are at that stage where they have to change something to perform well in the marquee Ashes series.
Australia have taken a 2-0 lead in the ongoing Ashes 2021-22 series by winning the first game at The Gabba by 9 wickets and the second game at Adelaide Oval by 275 runs in a dominating manner. So far England have not scored 300 runs in an innings in the two Ashes games, other than Joe Root and Dawid Malan no batter has looked in good touch.
Meanwhile, Vaughan feels that the ongoing Ashes is just too friendly and he as a skipper of England never had a conversation with the opposition team and on the other hand he would have gotten nasty with the Aussies. He stated:
“I see on the morning of the game they are all talking to Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon. I never had a conversation with Steve Waugh back in the day. I wouldn’t have dared go and speak to Glenn McGrath on the morning of the game or Shane Warne. You just didn’t, It’s all a bit friendly. I’d get nasty with them. They somehow need to find that on day one. Get into the scrap. Chirp, do whatever, just get into the scrap,” Vaughan told Fox Cricket.
Michael Vaughan further added that he wants to see a bit of mongrel in the English team. He said:
“They are at that stage now where they have to change something. It might be that they all get nasty, get nasty with each other. They all fall out. Who cares, but then come out and show a bit of spirit I actually want to see a bit of mongrel in the England side.”
When You’ve Got Five Seamers, If Two Aren’t Bowling The Right Length You Just Whip Them Out – Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan also bashed Joe Root and said that it’s his job as a skipper to remove a pacer from the attack who is not bowling in good length. He said:
“The skipper spoke last night about the lengths and not getting it right again, well unfortunately that’s on his watch, That’s your job as a captain. When you’ve got five seamers, if two aren’t bowling the right length you just whip them out of the attack straight away and say ‘I’m sorry, you’re not doing what I’ve asked’.”
“It was a little bit of a press conference for me that needed to have happened probably two or three years ago because England have consistently bowled the wrong lengths for quite a while now,” he added.
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