Moores backs Vaughan’s return to the England Test squad

December 25th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Dec 25 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan can make a comeback to the Test side for the West Indian tour, with coach Peter Moores in favour of his return. Vaughan stepped down from captaincy in August and has since not played international cricket. He was not selected for the India tour although he trained with the elite performance squad in Bangalore.

“Michael has had no cricket,” Moores was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. “But we have got to look at where we are now as a team and what we think is right to go forward as a batting unit.

“So we will look at those decisions once the dust has settled, get the views of people like (national selector) Geoff Miller, and the views of the side of the camp and make our decisions to announce in the new year.

“Michael made a very strong point he wants to play for England again, he is very keen to, and with that committed himself to go to Bangalore for the performance camp. Unfortunately, with the terrorist action in Mumbai it was cut short.

“But we do know in Michael we have someone who is outstanding as an individual and is also a fantastic player. We have to weigh all that up about the players we’ve got in the squad at the moment, ” he said.

The squad for the West Indies tour would be announced Monday.

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