split captaincy will work
Vaughan said that it was his
decision to stand down as England one-day captain while the team
were at the World Cup in the West Indies.
Michael Vaughan formally announced he was giving up the
leadership of the one-day side on Monday although he said he
still wanted to play both forms of the game. Vaughan insisted
last night that he is the right man to make England's split
captaincy work as he embarked on a month-long return to the
county ranks with Yorkshire. but admitted that having two
skippers could be "the end of MV".
It was only last month when Vaughan spoke out
against a split captaincy.
After England had completed a 3-0 series
victory over West Indies with a seven-wicket win in the fourth
Test, Michael Vaughan was quoted: "I know I said the split
captaincy wouldn't work but if it's going to work it will do
with someone like me. I'm pretty chilled, I captain in a
different manner to a lot of people and I'm very committed to
continuing as the Test captain as long as the team want me. I
don't have any worries about the decision I've made. I'm very
confident it can work with me and the new captain but if he
comes in and does a magnificent job, it's the end of MV."
Vaughan said he did not expect to be named on
Friday in the squad for the one-day matches against West Indies.
As he explained, a new captain would find it very difficult
captaining Vaughan a week after he'd captained him in a Test.
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England batsman Paul Collingwood believes
having separate Test and one-day captains could work. Kevin
Pietersen, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook have also been
touted as possible captains but it is widely believed that
Collingwood's close friendship with Vaughan could swing the
decision his way.
Published on 06/20/2007