The Yorkshire batsman has enjoyed stunning success in the last 12 months and has been rewarded with the captaincy as successor to Nasser Hussain.india Updated: Jun 27, 2003 15:45 IST
The Yorkshire batsman has enjoyed stunning success in the last 12 months and has been rewarded with the captaincy as successor to Nasser Hussain.
Vaughan was initially regarded as a Test-match specialist but has improved considerably in the one-day game. Made half-centuries against Holland and Pakistan at the World Cup and impressed in Australia over the winter. He is a fine fielder who can make a useful contribution with his off-spin.
As events transpired, however, he had to wait for his chance as Mark Butcher went in first with Marcus Trescothick in the three Tests in India - Vaughan making 64 in Bangalore before joining the list of players to be given out 'handled the ball'.
The Trescothick-Vaughan partnership was finally tried in New Zealand and it was not an unqualified success, with only one half century stand in Wellington to show for their combined efforts.
Normally an opener, he has had to adjust to a middle order role in the shorter form of the game. Scores of 63 against India and 59 against New Zealand in the winter one-dayers suggest he is developing on the right lines.