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Michael Vaughan slams England cricket team over their Ashes 2023 Performance

The former England Captain Michael Vaughan slams England Cricket team and points out the flaws in England’s batting in the ongoing Ashes 2023.

Michael Vaughan slams England Cricket team

On pointing out the flaws in England’s batting in the Ashes Test series, he gave his opinion that England’s batters are failing to pull shots during the Ashes series against Australia.

The Pat Cummins-led side leads the five-match Test Series 2-0 after winning the first two games by two wickets and 43 runs, respectively.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan

England had given a competitive fight against the Australians in Ashes 2023, but they failed to win any game.

“13 out of the last 24 wickets the Aussie seamers have taken have fallen to England’s pull shots .. I will give them a clue .. it’s not working .. #Ashes,” wrote Vaughan on Twitter.

England captain Ben Stokes’s latest counter-attack kept his side’s Ashes hopes alive in Friday’s third Test Against Australia at Headingley.

Stokes also scored 155 runs in the second Test at Lord’s despite losing to a 43-run defeat.

On speaking to media, Michael Vaughan said, I don’t think they’ll tinker, they’ll continue with Jonny ( Bairstow),” Vaughan said. “It’s cost England. I was absolutely behind his wicketkeeping before this series but sometimes you have to accept that there’s maybe a better option out there.”

“The Aussies have had 3 chances and taken all 3,” the former England captain continued. “It’s obvious for everyone to see the chances England have been missing have cost them hugely and probably down 0-2 because of that.”

“And when the contrast is so different with Australia missing 7 and England 14 so double the amount and there’s another five-half chances that a Cameron Green would gobble as well,” Michael Vaughan added.

He even talked about Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal on the second test. On the incident of Ollie Pope’s injury, the England team’s order has been changed, with Dan Lawrence on the Test squad.

Ollie Pope’s injury in Second Ashes test

England Vice-captain Ollie Pope was ruled out in Tuesday’s match of the Ashes series after his shoulder gets dislocated during the second Test at Lord’s and is about to have surgery in the upcoming days.

Ollie pope ruled out of Ashes

His injury during the second innings on the third day after England was mistakenly told that it would not be permitted to use a substitute fielder in the second innings. Pope who had suffered twice shoulder dislocations in the past, shows us the full extent of the injury.

After surgery, he will be on rest for a few months and will be missing the final three Test against Australia, under rehabilitation guidance and Surrey medical teams.

Pope aggravated the injury on day three after the umpires insisted he take the field after batting in England’s first Innings. By scoring 42 runs he left the field.

Ashes 2023 Test Series

Australia leads the series 2-0 and they were determined for a win in Ashes since 2001 at Headingley in the third test starting on Thursday.

Batting first Australia scored 416, where Steve Smith scored 110 runs out of 84 balls. Ollie Robinson and Josh Tongue scalped three wickets. England was taken out for 325, giving a hand 91 run lead to Australia. Duckett scored 98, while Jonny Bairstow scored a half-century. Mitchell Starc had taken three wickets for Australia.

Australia was bowled out for 279 in the second innings. Usman Khawaja scored 77 runs out of 187 balls, including 12 boundaries.

Australia had England on the ropes as Ben Stokes was on an attempt to win the second Test by 43 runs on Sunday. Ben Stokes seemed to be close to pulling a victory out of an Impending defeat for England with a score of 155 which reminded a century in the fourth innings to win the Ashes test at Headingley in 2019.

Ben Duckett shared a 132-run partnership with England captain Ben Stokes to rescue them from 45-4.

On the pathetic situation of England in the field, Ben Stokes turned the tables bringing hope to the crowd for a victory as he scored to reach the impossible target.

After his wicket, England couldn’t stand up against Australian bowling eventually falling all out for 327. By the victory, Australia leads the series and they are one step away from getting the first Ashes series win in England since 2001.

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