Vaughan criticises England

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has criticised England’s approach to one day cricket, following the side’s 5-0 defeat to India.

Vaughan believes there needs to be a change of approach from the team if they are to be more successful away from home.

Those placing free bets note how it is the second consecutive series that England have been beaten by that scoreline in an away series to India, having lost there two years ago.

Indeed, they were also hammered 6-1 by Australia earlier on in the year, which Vaughan says is unacceptable.

“For this set of players – that have all the right ingredients to be successful – it’s not good enough,” Vaughan said.

“They’ve got to be dead honest. We lost 6-1 in Australia, 5-0 in India two years ago and 5-0 in India now.”

And the ex-Yorkshire batsman says it is quite apparent what the reason for England’s poor away form is.

“We’re playing a different brand of cricket in England that we’re not getting away from home.

“They have got to reverse that and start preparing wickets in England that aren’t all the traditional wickets of green grass.

“A flat wicket without a huge amount of pace and spin should come into play a lot more.”

England now face a Twenty20 game against India on Saturday, and will be hoping to show their travelling supporters a victory finally.

After that they will fly home for a 10-week break after a busy summer, before the series with Pakistan.

The Pakistan series will be played in the United Arab Emirates after it was deemed to dangerous to play in their own country.

During the tour, England will play three test matches, four one day internationals, and three Twenty20 games throughout January and February.

Coach Andy Flower has already admitted to those placing a free bet on England’s fortunes that he will make changes to his side, after the capitulation in India.

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