Shamik Das

Friday, July 27, 2007

Trescothick may return - Vaughan

OH, HAPPY DAYS: Michael Vaughan and Marcus Trescothick in happier times.

Trent Bridge, second Test: England v India (27th - 31st July)

MICHAEL Vaughan refused to shut the door on his former opening partner Marcus Trescothick yesterday, insisting the Somerset batsman made the right decision in ruling himself out of touring this winter.

"The last thing I wanted was for him to come out and play too soon because I thought that could be the end of him," said the England captain.

"This decision could give him a chance of playing again. It must be very difficult after what he's gone through because I know the one thing that Tres loves doing more than anything is playing cricket for England."

Vaughan was speaking ahead of this morning's second Test in Nottingham, for which he named an unchanged XI - as did opposite number Rahul Dravid.

And India's embattled skipper believes it's time for his country's famed middle-order of himself, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly to come to the table.

Dravid said: "We would like more runs in the middle order - there's no secret. The positive we took from the last game was the bowling. The batting is an area we know we can improve on.

"Hopefully the next couple of Test matches we should be able to do a lot better than we did at Lord's and we'll need to."

Listen live to full coverage of every day of the second Test on
BBC Radio 4 198LW from 11:00am.


Anonymous RAA said...

The word on the grapevine was that the "stress-related illness" was releted to Trezza's missus havin an affair whilst trezza was abroad.

The hush-hush was cos the bloke she was havin it off with was a cricketer of some fame, who wasnt in austrailia as he himself was injured!

27 July, 2007 16:24

Blogger Shamik said...

Really?!? Poor Tres. KP? Geoffrey?

28 July, 2007 11:37


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