Michael Vaughan © Getty Images
Michael Vaughan wants James Anderson and Stuart Broad to stay fit  © Getty Images


Aug 19, 2014


Michael Vaughan, the former England captain urges James Anderson and Stuart Broad, the two premier English pacers to be ruthless. He also felt if Stuart Broad and James Anderson stay fit for long then England will be a threat in home conditions.

Vaughan wrote in his column in the Telegraph that the swinging ball was the major weapon for England in the recently concluded Test series against India. The bowlers, specially Anderson and Broad bowled with lot of fire and aggression, which they should continue in future as well. The due had a poor match at Lord’s and England lost. That shows Anderson’s Broad’s importance for England.

England’s next Test assignment will be in the Caribbean against the West Indies in April 2015. According to Vaughan, that series will be challenging because the conditions will not favour England. After that series Alastair Cook’s men will take on New Zealand in a home series, then the the big challenge, The Ashes. That’s why Vaughan felt the fitness of the English bowler’s will be crucial for England’s fate.

Vaughan also advised Indian players to play county cricket to develop their skills for playing in English conditions. All great cricketers played county cricket in past 30 years and Indian crickets also follow the same path.

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