LONDON: Former England Captain Michael Vaughan believes the Board of Cricket of India (BCCI) should ‘swallow its pride’ and look to England for inspiration after India’s exit in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.
India suffered a 10-wicket hammering from eventual English champions to end their semi-final campaign. The heavy defeat marked India’s fifth knockout defeat in the last six World Cups.
England, meanwhile, beat Pakistan by five wickets in the final to win the T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday.
“This group of English white ball players are extraordinary and for once English cricket has a forward-thinking team that the rest of the world should emulate. How does England go about its business? What does -she ?
“If I was running Indian cricket I would swallow my pride and seek inspiration in England,” he wrote in his column for ‘The Telegraph’.
Vaughan praised Jos Buttler and said the England skipper had the potential to emulate Indian Mahendra Singh Dhoni in terms of longevity as a leader.
“Now Jos Buttler has won the World Cup for the first time and at the age of 32 he has the chance to build his own legacy. MS Dhoni went on for years as captain of India. Buttler can do the same, especially now he’s focused on a format. There’s steel there too. You can see it in Buttler’s eyes,” Vaughan said.
“When you’ve got a left arm seam, rhythm, swing and spin, three spinners, you’ve got it all covered as a captain. That to me is the benchmark for white ball cricket – you have to have options From 1 to 11 they have match winners.”



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