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Vaughan should play in the Ashes: Warne

Former Australian spinner Shane Warne said Michael Vaughan must play for England this summer if they wish to repeat their 2005 Ashes success.

cricket Updated: Feb 28, 2009 19:36 IST

Former Australian spinner Shane Warne said Michael Vaughan must play for England this summer if they wish to repeat their 2005 Ashes success.

Vaughan, who was England captain for five years, stepped down from the position in August last year after the team's dismal performance at home against South Africa.

He since has been struggling to find a place in the Test side and has also expressed willingness to play in the Ashes that begins in June.

"Vaughan is the best captain that I've played against in 14 or 15 years of playing Ashes cricket," Warne was quoted as saying in the Guardian. "He understood the game and had the respect of the players and he performed when the team needed him.

"To me Michael Vaughan should still be batting at Number three. He just has to be in the England side."