Thursday, February 8, 2007

Michael Vaughan will Miss the Commonwealth Bank Series Finals due to the Hamstring

Michael Vaughan, the captain of the Enlang cricket team is now out of the team due to his hamstring injury again. He has been told to take rest for 10 days. So England will not get their regular captain for the three final matches of the Commonwealth Bank Series. However, he can still fit to participate for the World Cup Cricket 2007 which is now the main concern.

Skysports reported:

Vaughan missed five matches during the one-day series after picking up the problem against New Zealand in Hobart.

He returned to action on Tuesday to help steer England into the finals but has now been told to rest for 10 days, meaning he won't be available to face Australia.

However Vaughan has quickly dismissed fears over his fitness for the World Cup, which starts in the Caribbean on March 13.

"As you can imagine I was itching to play, as I have been for the last eight or nine months, going through the whole rehab of my knee - it has been very disappointing on this tour to have no problems with my right knee and then a hamstring comes about," said Vaughan.

"I am desperate to play but we have to look at the future and certainly the next few weeks with the World Cup in mind.

"The medical staff have told me there is absolutely no doubt I will be on the plane for the World Cup."

This is, for sure, a bad news for the English team as they are going to miss the experienced batsman in the team. However, England selectors should remember that World Cup Cricket 2007 is much more important than the Commonwealth Bank Series. I hope, England will look for a replacement of their most experienced batsman and will get such a potential batsman in their country.


dighay said...

thts a dissapointing news

what else england will need now

lets hope for a fight in final