Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan has reacted to England’s 3-0 defeat to Australia in the Ashes 2021-22. Vaughan feels that England have got some big problems in their squad. England lost the 3rd Test to Australia by an innings and 14 runs, facing their third straight loss in the series.
In the match, England batted first and were bowled out for 185 in the 1st innings. Joe Root scored 50, the highest of any other batsman. In response, Australia posted 267-10 with a 76-run knock by Marcus Harris. having an 82-run lead, England were bowled out for a miserable 68 in the 2nd innings.
England Have Got Some Big Problems: Michael Vaughan
While speaking to Fox Cricket, Michael Vaughan called England’s performance in the 3rd Test embarrassing. He also said that England have not managed to find any kind of consistency or skill in the Tests.
“England – they’ve got some big problems. That was embarrassing. They’re a group of players that pride themselves on competing and they’ve just not managed to find any kind of consistency or skill. They’ve not been able to manage this powerhouse of a team.
“The juggernaut started in Brisbane and they’ve not been able to stop the Australian juggernaut. This Test match team for quite a while has not been good enough”, Michael Vaughan said.
Vaughan also lauded Australia for their performance in the Test series. Vaughan also feels that Australia might also beat England in the next edition of the Ashes in 2023.
“They’ve not been focused enough on the Test match team, the focus has been on the white ball team and it delivered a world cup, but we’re not a good enough cricketing nation to take our eye off the ball of Test match cricket.
“I would say that with the group I’m seeing and the way they’re playing if they don’t beat England in 2023 I’d be amazed,” Vaughan further said.
England lost the 1st Test by 9 wickets and the 2nd Test by 275 runs. Now, both the teams will lock horns in the 4th Test. The match will take place at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The match begins on January 5, 2022.