Michael Vaughan wants England cricket team to adopt Man City manager Pep Guardiola’s approach | Cricket News

Mar3,2024



New Delhi: Former England captain michael vaughn He believes Pep Guardiola has emerged as the most extraordinary sporting leader in the last 15 years and Ben Stokes should emulate this man City The manager's approach of never allowing players to become complacent about their place in the team.
Vaughan's comment came in the context of England buzzball The approach, led by coach Brendon McCullum, has backfired during the ongoing tour of India.
England have already won the series 3-1 after winning the first Test in Hyderabad.
Vaughan questioned the approach of England's batsmen and demanded more accountability from them.
“I often refer to Pep Guardiola's approach. In my eyes he is the best sporting leader of this generation, of the last 15 years. He never lets his players get comfortable. He always keeps them guessing, and they Everyone knows they are not guaranteed to get anything.” He wrote in a column for the Daily Telegraph.
“If a great sporting leader like Pep keeps everyone on their toes, is it right England Cricket For a team that's decent but struggling to advance to the next level, should it be as comfortable as it seems?
“Every week on this tour the whole batting lineup knows where it will play the next game. That's going to change, because Harry Brook will be back after this tour. He will have to bat at No. 5 because he bats with Joe Root. “Does this mean England's statement-making moment is coming?” He asked question.
Vaughan questioned England's selection policy and said that despite losing the series, the visiting team has a lot at stake in the final Test starting in Dharamsala from March 7.
“Continuity of selection is a good balance in the team's game. It is right to make people comfortable, and England have generally batted well over the last two years.”
He wrote, “However, there comes a time when it is because of your batting that you lose the biggest series, so you cannot send the same people every week.”
“The series may have been lost with a game to spare, but a big week looms for England in Dharamsala. There is a huge difference between losing a series 3-2 and 4-1. You lose either way “But a 3-2 loss shows that England were largely right in this series, and two wins in India is an achievement.”
Vaughan said that defeat in Dharamsala would be a disappointing result for England.
He once again criticized the attitude of England's batsmen.
“India have not lost two matches in a single series at home since 2012, while having won 17 consecutive series. A disappointing 4-1 winter would be a very disappointing end to the World Cup defeat, “Both white-ball series losses in the Caribbean and even the World Cup for Under 19s were poor,” he wrote.
“It's a huge week for a lot of England batsmen. When we think about this England team, we think about their amazing dynamic batting. But when you look at what they have done in each of their last three series, Why nobody wins depends on the batting.
“There's never much scrutiny or noise about England's batsmen. Even last week I laughed. They lost in Ranchi largely because they didn't bat well, but there was a lot of pressure on the bowler, Ollie Robinson. All fingers crossed, scored an important half century!
“He looked a lot behind galloping with the ball and dropped a catch, but I thought it was ironic that he became the scapegoat. It's a classic 'batsman versus bowler' case.”
Vaughan believes that there should be continuity in the batting order when it comes to team selection.
He wrote, “Complacency can be harmful. As a management team, the way you approach the selection of batsmen and bowlers is clearly different. Fast bowlers, in particular, sit out the game. And they are rotated in the right way to keep their body safe.”
“With the batsmen you want consistency. When you play like England, support is important. Aggressive, expansive cricket means mistakes will be made. Players need the confidence to take risky shots without fear that He will be dropped immediately. That's what is good, and as captain I always prefer to give a player one game more than too few games.”
He also took a dig at McCullum and Stokes for their attitude.
“I wonder, though, if this system in England gets a little too much support. Since Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum took charge, only one batsman has been dropped, and that too by far Had the worst collapse you've ever seen.”England have inherited Alex. “Leese came from the previous regime and gave him a crack, but he always had his eye on Ben Duckett to open with Jack Crowley, so he moved Leese at the end of his first summer,” he wrote.
“Ultimately, on any sports team's path to greatness, you need a moment, a stick, where every player realizes, 'Wow, maybe I'm not part of the furniture.' “As soon as people think they're part of the furniture it creates a bit of a comfortable complacency, which can be harmful.”
(With inputs from PTI)



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