Australia celebrating victory? In your dreams, reckons Michael Vaughan.
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has twisted the knife into the embattled Australian team, saying the current England team is superior.
Vaughan took to Twitter yesterday after Australia’s embarrassing innings defeat to India, declaring: “Breaking news. Anyone that has bought a fifth-day for this summer’s Ashes will receive (a) full refund due to Aussie team that won’t make it.”
Then he rubbed salt in the wound: “What do you call a great Australian cricketer??? Retired.”
Vaughan was impressed by the Poms’ come-from-behind 2-1 series win in India in December and believes England is better than the Australian team in every facet, including coaching staff.
“I think England have got good coaching, good managers, a good structure; at the minute, Australia have got a bit of turmoil behind the scenes,” Vaughan told the British newspaper The Sun. “They’re not happy and that can only bode well for England.”
The Australian captain, Michael Clarke, yesterday expressed his disappointment in the team’s shambolic loss in the second Test.
“At the end of the day our performances in these two Test matches have been unacceptable, certainly nowhere near the standard we are trying to set as an Australian cricket team.”
Australia and England are set to play 10 back-to-back Tests in twin series over the next 10 months. Vaughan believes his countrymen will prevail over Australia. – Kaycee Jane Shingles-Moore
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