Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has predicted another Ashes disaster if the national team doesn’t improve in certain aspects of the game. England’s Ashes 2021-22 campaign has gone from bad to worse, having lost three consecutive Test matches.
Writing for The Telegraph, he recalled England’s limited-overs performance in 2015 and how they improved to win the next edition of the World Cup.
“It is the equivalent of the 2015 World Cup in Australia when we realized we had to change our approach. They were lucky in 2019 when they drew the series at home to Australia and they failed to realize that and address their faults. The Aussies should have beaten us in 2019 and they will hammer us in 2023 if we do not act quickly.”
The 47-year old refuted claims that more emphasis on white-ball cricket is behind England’s ordinary display in Australia.
“Blaming white-ball cricket is easy. It has nothing to do with that. We have just taken our eye off the ball and allowed first-class cricket to rot. We have created a system and pathway program where players are told to be themselves.”