Ashes 2021: Batting embarrassed Joe Root as captain, says Michael Vaughan


Melbourne: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan said batting performance in the first two Ashes tests had “embarrassed” Joe Root, the captain. He added that England are still talking about making changes which shows the team are struggling to do well.Also Read – Ashes: Kevin Pietersen Asks Fans To Take It Easy With England Cricket Team Led By Joe Root After 2nd Test Loss In Adelaide

England stand to lose the Ashes ahead of the Boxing Day Test to Australia, having been beaten in the first two Tests by nine wickets and 275 races in Brisbane and Adelaide respectively. Also Read – Ashes 2021 2nd Test: Joe Root Welcomes Jos Buttler’s Challenge to Adelaide, Wants England Bowlers to Be Braver, Correct Mistakes

“The stick embarrassed Joe Root as captain. He makes decisions and plays every test match because he doesn’t know how many races they will be doing. I feel for him a certain way. To be a good test team, 10 of the team must choose themselves, unless you have injuries. But England are still talking about changes, which is a sign that the test team are struggling, ”Vaughan wrote in his column for The Telegraph on Wednesday. Also Read – Ashes 2nd Test: Joe Root Gets Hits On The Box By Mitchell Starc’s Delivery; Ricky Ponting mocks the English captain’s race between the wickets | WATCH THE VIDEO

Vaughan further mentioned that the current trip to Australia had given England a reality check.

“This tour was a reality check. England failed to catch or scored enough points because they are not good enough. There is no “what if”. They need to understand that a lot has gone wrong, they are playing against a better team but shouldn’t get hammered like they were in the first two tests.

“You want them to face off for a whole game, not just win a few sessions. So far the hitting, bowling, fielding, mentality and selection have been poor and the biggest frustration for me is we’ve seen it coming for a long time, but the England team in was blind.

Vaughan slammed the selection calls made in the first and second tests.

“The selection for the first test in Brisbane was poor, then for the second test, when they knew it was going to be hot, they didn’t pick a spinner or anyone who could inject the pace. For example, Stuart Broad should have played in Brisbane. Not picking him to throw the first ball at David Warner from the wicket was blatant stupidity. “

The 47-year-old signed saying that England’s very predictable approach with the bat outside the frame of mind played a role in their poor run.

“This has happened before – go back to the night of day in India where England chose three seamers over an absolute dust bowl – but overall this year’s thinking has been as bad as I can remember. .

“For too long this England team has been predictable. You know there will be a partnership, but they will lose two or three at once. This has been the case with the test team for a while. time against the best teams.


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