Saturday 23 September 2017

Vaughan fears Strauss' ODI days are over

England captain Andrew Strauss is unlikely to play one-day cricket for England again, according to one of his predecessors, Michael Vaughan.

Vaughan said yesterday that Strauss will go home and consult with friends after the team was eliminated from the World Cup by Sri Lanka on Saturday.

"It's my gut feeling that we may have seen the last of him in an England one-day shirt," Vaughan said.

He added that England's planning for the World Cup had been poor, resulting in injuries and an inability to cope with subcontinent wickets.

"The England players have to acknowledge that they underachieved at the World Cup," Vaughan said.

England crashed out of the World Cup as Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga hit centuries to guide Sri Lanka to an emphatic 10-wicket quarter-final win.

Jonathan Trott's stubborn 86 provided the spine as England battled to a seemingly competitive total of 229-6 -- Eoin Morgan rode his luck to make 50.

But Tharanga and Dilshan made quick progress in the run-chase to take the game away from a tired England.

Irish Independent

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