Former England skipper Michael Vaughan, who has been quite active on social media, has stated one condition for England to win the Ashes, which is they have to win at the Gabba. Along with that, he also chose the winner between the upcoming five-match Test series against India.
England are set to tour Australia for the historic Ashes and they will play the first match in Brisbane, which is England’s biggest challenge according to Vaughan. “It’ll be a tie. If England don’t lose in Brisbane, they have a chance. If they lose, then they’ll get a good beating,” Vaughan said in an interview with CricTracker.
When asked about the Fab Four batsmen currently, the former English captain said he would add Babar Azam in the list and make it Fab Five. “It needs to be five because Babar Azam has to be in there. The others are Joe Root, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli.”
‘England will win the Test series against India’
England have an intense summer this year, as they will play India in a five-match Test series. Vaughan predicted the winner and hands down it was England. Moreover, he explained the reason behind his prediction. He said, “England will win. Every time England have gone to India, they have been hammered. And every time, India have come to England, the opposite happened. England are a team at home that are very tough to beat with the Dukes’ ball.”
Vaughan picks three players to watch out for in WTC Final
The 2021 will also see the inaugural Test champions along with T20 Champions as India and New Zealand will clash in the World Test Championship (WTC) Final in Southampton. With regards to the players to watch out for, Vaughan named Kyle Jamieson, Rishabh Pant and BJ Watling.
“First is Kyle Jamieson as he’s had a magnificent start to his Test career. Next is Rishabh Pant as he’s the star of the world game. He has been incredible over the last few months, especially against Australia and England. Next, I’ll go with BJ Watling in his swansong as he’s been a fantastic servant for New Zealand cricket.”
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