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Michael Vaughan Slammed England Cricketers For Their Tactics

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan is known for speaking his mind when it comes to giving opinions and views regarding cricketers and their performances. Vaughan has lashed out on the England cricket team’s ‘tactics’ after they were defeated by India in the 2nd Test match at the iconic Lord’s Stadium, taking the lead to 1-0 in the ongoing series.

Virat Kohli and his men outclassed the Joe Root-led side in all the departments of the game and eventually defeated them with a whopping 151 runs.

Initially, as the game kickstarted at the Lord’s on Day 5, India’s win looked like a dream as England had scalped the most crucial wicket of Rishabh Pant and now the team was left with tailenders. However, little did anyone know that these tailenders will script history at the Lord’s.

Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami’s terrific partnership of 89-runs, not just added some more runs to the target but also boosted confidence in the Indian side and the rest is history. When the England team walked out to bat, chasing a target of 272 runs, the Indian bowlers bowled their hearts out as they produced some dangerous spells. The English side was soon bundled up, with only their skipper Joe Root crossing the 30-run mark.

Michael Vaughan Slammed England Cricketers:

Speaking to the BBC, Michael Vaughan claimed that the Indian side is all fired after registering a terrific comeback on Day 5 of the Lord’s Test and this team is now unlikely to be stopped by Joe Root-led English side, which is without the likes of Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, and Ben Stokes. All these players have been ruled out of the ongoing series, owning to injuries.

“England have prodded them. They have fired them up. It will take a very good England team to come back from here – and I don’t think they will. It’s going to be a long three Test matches from here,” 

Furthermore, Vaughan also went on to slam England for their poor tactics on Day 5 of the Lord’s Test against Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. The  England bowlers produced some lethal spells and bouncers however the move backfired on them as both the pacers settled down well and survived while scoring some crucial runs for their team. Slamming the England players, he said:

“They were all over the place. I’ve got no idea what they were thinking. The key when you’re under pressure is to keep things simple. You’re bowling to tailenders, bowl to hit the top of off stump, don’t bowl short and wide,”

Vaughan said.

He added:

“Jasprit Bumrah had more fielders on the boundary than Rishabh Pant. How can that happen when you’ve got players like Joe Root and James Anderson who have played over 100 Test matches? They got the tactics completely wrong,” 

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