Michael Vaughan © Getty Images
Michael Vaughan said that England should abandon their cautious approach © Getty Images

London: Jan 3, 2014

 

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has urged the beleaguered Ashes tourists to abandon their ”cautious” style of playing and unleash an aggressive and entertaining brand of cricket, regardless of the result in the ongoing Sydney Test.

 

Vaughan took over from Nasser Hussain in 2003 and took a functional team and turned them into a great one, by playing a thrilling brand of cricket in the greatest Test series of all time in 2005.

 

According to the Mirror, Vaughan believes that in order to beat the likes of Australia in their own turf and South Africa in their (England’s) backyard, England must be prepared to unleash an aggressive and entertaining brand of cricket and put aside their dimensional style of squeezing the opposition that has served them so well in recent years.

 

Stating that it is a ‘line in the sand’ moment for England to change their playing tactics, Vaughan also said that England has lacked a brand of cricket to take on the best in the last two years, adding that it is now time for them to them hammer teams and drill home their advantage early in a match.

 

Vaughan further said that it is necessary for England to be more aggressive with the bat and with the field settings, without any excuses, adding that he believes Alastair Cook is the man to lead England into this new era and he needs to play the game in a different way.