England stands no chance in next year's Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies if their players are not allowed to play the entire Indian Premier League next season, believes former captain Michael Vaughan.
"We should be making our players available for the whole of the IPL window. We are not great at Twenty20 cricket. We've got a Twenty20 World Cup in May and at the minute we've got no chance," Vaughan said.
"If it was my England team I'd be looking at the first-team players and thinking that I want them to experience playing in those IPL games, I'd want to have them playing in those packed stadiums and picking the brains of all those great players. That will give us a better chance of winning the Twenty20 World Cup," Vaughan was quoted as saying by 'The Guardian'.
Asserting that IPL would do a world of good to the English players, Vaughan said, "We have to give our players as much opportunity as possible to try and win a trophy. England should take the guys who could do with a rest from Test cricket and send them to play in the IPL to develop their Twenty20 skills."