It would be a mistake to recall Vaughan: HussainDecember 24th, 2008 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that it would be a mistake to recall Michael Vaughan to the Test side.
Vaughan spent five years as captain of both the Test team and one-day side after taking over from Hussain in 2003 and became the Englands most successful skipper.
But in his column in the Daily Mail, Hussain wrote: According to latest rumours, England are thinking about recalling Michael Vaughan for the West Indies tour, but that would be a mistake. Bringing him back at this stage cannot be justified and would create more problems than it solves.
Vaughan stepped down in August and, despite having played no international cricket and having little success in the domestic game, the 34-year-old was awarded a central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
Now, the Yorkshire player has been touted to make a return for England following the series defeat in India.
Hussain, however, feels Vaughan has not yet proved himself worthy of a place ahead of next years tour of the West Indies.
Dont get me wrong, I am a big fan of Michael’’s batting and the experience he would bring as a successful ex-captain, he added.
Im also well aware that Kevin Pietersen is close to him and may want him on the board. But the time isnt right. Since retiring as Test skipper in the summer, Michael has done nothing to justify winning back a place in Englands top order.
Michael has admitted that his target is to be back in the England team when Australia come over for the Ashes series but the way to do that is to score hundreds for Yorkshire at the start of the season. Then, as a class player in form, he would deserve another chance, Hussain added. (ANI)
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