Former England Captain Michael Vaughan wants England to be angry and challenge Virat Kohli.
Michael Vaughan, who remains in the news for his candid and incisive comments on cricket, has come up with a new theory. He has urged the English team to be angry as they face the Virat Kohli led Indian team.
“Joe Root needs to hammer home to his men that they have a point to prove and try to replicate that angry England team that arrived at Headingley and hammered Pakistan in their last Test. Go back and say to the players: ‘What were you thinking that first day at Headingley?
“It is always hard when you have had a long break from Test cricket to get that vibe again. The good thing for England is they are playing at Edgbaston. We just don’t lose there and Stuart Broad and James Anderson love bowling at the ground,” the former England Captain said.
Vaughan also believes that the premiere English pacers in Anderson and Broad would be a handful for Kohli.
“You expect Broad and Anderson to step up and challenge Kohli’s front foot. Bowl outside off-stump and then throw the odd one in straight to get him playing across the line and scissor his feet. You need his front left-foot going over to the off side, he then starts doubting where his off-stump is and playing squarer on the off side which is when the outside edge comes into play.
“England did it in the one-day series at times. He was vulnerable a yard outside off-stump and the likes of Anderson and Broad have to hang it out there and say ‘Come to us’. If there is any movement in the air they will be a real threat,” the candid commentator concluded.