I'm still a 'dangerous player', says Vaughan
Michael Vaughan, who was part of the English Performance Squad in India, insists he is still "dangerous as a player" willing to do everything to force his way back into the England squad.cricket Updated: Dec 30, 2008 15:37 IST
The snub for the West Indies tour has not dampened Michael Vaughan's spirit and the former captain insists he is still "dangerous as a player" willing to do everything to force his way back into the England squad.
In his column for The Daily Telegraph, Vaughan said he accepted the snub from the selectors but was still hopeful of a comeback into the side.
"I still feel I am mentally fresh and dangerous as a player but I understand the decision not to pick me for the West Indies," Vaughan wrote.
"Now I just want to bide my time and enjoy a proper, settled pre season with Yorkshire. Preparing for the summer and scoring runs at the start of the season is the best way for me to force my way back into the England side," he added.
Vaughan, who was part of the English Performance Squad in India, said he did not get enough chance to get some runs under his belt and press his case.
"...Due to what happened in Mumbai I did not get the chance to play in two matches for the England Lions and therefore missed the chance to press my claims for a recall," he said.
His career at a crossroad, Vaughan said he would now give his best for Yorkshire to stake his claim for a berth in the national side.
"I am not in the England team and Yorkshire now has to be my main concern. I have to knuckle down with them and start the season as well as I can. If that happens then I will put the guys under pressure and still have the chance to play for England again, something that I dearly would like to do during an Ashes summer," he said.
First Published: Dec 30, 2008 15:30 IST