August 4, 2008

Vaughan And Collingwood Step Down

Posted in Cricket tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 12:05 am by techtwist

Michael Vaughan has stepped down as the captain of the English test team after hs side collapsed to a series defeat against the touring South Africans. He has till date lead his team for 51 encounters and has been the most successful English captain with 24 victories. He took over in 2003 from Nasser Hussain and took his team to great heights. Special moment for Cricket would certainly be the 2005 Ashes series. Vaughan said he would be available for the future matches and would be happy to contribute as a senior player and as a good batsman as he felt that the pressure was hampering his performance.

Paul Collingwood, on the other hand, has stepped down as the Captain of the ODI team after even he felt that his performance was being hampered. This comes as a big surprise for me as both were capable of more. Both were exremely good captain and this English team needs more proper moulding and I don’t think this is the right time to quit their roles.

Meanwhile, talks are already on the Kevin Pietersen might take over in all the forms of the game. He has tremendous potential and it would be a big challenge for him. Only time will tell whether he can do what the other best English players couldn’t do.

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