Michael Vaughn urges England not to follow ‘Nice Guy’ Template as the three lions salvage a draw in the fourth Test
Former England Batsman Michael Vaughn feels that the team would be better off not following the template of being the ‘nicest guys’ at the highest level. Rather, he urged the Three Lions to go out all guns blazing. The Brits have struggled to find their feet in the ongoing Ashes as they are trailing 0-3 with a solitary Day-Night Test, starting January 14 at the Bellerive Oval, remaining.
After losing three games in a row at Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne, the visitors managed to salvage a draw in the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Things were looking dicey for the Brits as they walked into the final day with all 10 wickets intact, but the Aussies were on them from ball 1. Zak Crawley and Ben Stokes scored half-centuries to make sure that the visitors managed to hold their nerve in the critical match situation. The lower order batters also played a massive role in England managing to salvage some pride at the SCG.
Vaughn was very blunt in saying that the rub of the green hasn’t gone in England’s favor in the ongoing five-match Test series. He also said that the Brits are a team that plays the best when put under extreme pressure. Vaughan asked England to play attacking cricket going forward.