Michael Vaughan factbox
Factbox on Michael Vaughan who quit as England cricket captain on Sunday.Updated: Aug 03, 2008 21:46 IST
Factbox on Michael Vaughan who quit as England cricket captain on Sunday:
* Aged 33, born Oct. 29, 1974, Manchester. Right-hand opening bat, occasional off-spinner.
* Test debut: v South Africa, in 1999. Has played 82 tests, 5,719 runs, av. 41.44. One-day debut: v Sri Lanka in 2001. Has played 86 one-day internationals. 1,982 runs, av. 27.15
* 2001: Made maiden test hundred against Pakistan at Old Trafford. Knee surgery then ruled him out of Ashes series.
* 2002: Scored a career-best 197 in the second test against India and 195 in the fourth. Ended series with 102.5 average.
* April 2003: Headed the test batting ratings, the first Englishman to do so since Graham Gooch 10 years previously.
* May 2003: Appointed England's one-day captain and in July took over as skipper of the test side.
* 2005: Led England to exciting 2-1 Ashes series win over Australia after rain-affected draw in fifth test.
* 2006: Missed virtually the entire season due to injuries related to his knee. Also missed the 2006/07 Ashes series in Australia which England lost 5-0.
* Jan. 2007: Made his first international appearance in over a year and captained England in two one-dayers before a torn hamstring forced him to miss the next five games.
* April 2007: Led England at the World Cup but captain and country performed modestly and England exited at Super Eight stage.
* June 2007: England defeated the West Indies in the third test at Old Trafford as Vaughan surpassed Peter May as the man who has led England to most test victories, with 21 wins. At the end of the series Vaughan stood down as one-day captain.
* Aug. 2007: England lost first home test series since 2001, against India.
* 2007/2008: England lost test series in Sri Lanka but beat New Zealand twice in series away and then at home.
* Aug. 3 2008: Vaughan, struggling with his batting, resigns after series loss to South Africa.