Former England captain Michael Vaughan was unhappy with Tim Paine’s leadership skills after Australia lost the Border Gavaskar series to India at Gabba. India, despite the injury issues they faced, became the series winner and now captain Tim Paine has been put on watch as it is his second loss in a row after losing their series to home 1-2 in 2018 against India. He wrote Tim Paine’s calls as “strange” in a column for the UK Telegraph and criticized his post as captain.
“It won’t help Paine’s cause that Australia have lost a close game again – something they’ve grown used to in recent years. I still think captains should be judged on how they put together a close game, rather than how they lead in an easy win, and Paine makes some weird calls. wrote Michael Vaughan in the UK Telegraph
Australia Can Cope Without Tim Paine’s Leadership: Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan has suggested Australia can cope without the leadership of Tim Paine and he also believes Alex Carey should be the Ashes’ keeper. He underlined the fragility in the middle order for Australia and I understood that apart from Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, the batting order seems a bit unstable.
“The stick – aside from Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne – has a soft cross, the rhythm bowling attack, rightly hailed as the best in the world a few weeks ago, lacked penetration at crucial points during the last three tests against India, and Nathan Lyon had no impact, ” Vaughan added.
“If they do, then Paine should be left out because Australia can cope without his leadership. Captains are sometimes placed on a pedestal and deemed untouchable, but I never bought into that. You’ve seen it in this series with Virat Kohli coming home and Ajinkya Rahane taking over – India hasn’t missed a beat.
Michael Vaughan also wreaked havoc on Aussie bowlers, claiming them as not penetrating enough in the crucial moments and mentioned that Nathan Lyon was overall ineffective.
Michael Vaughan’s prediction left him with eggs in his face
Michael Vaughan had predicted earlier that India would lose the series 4-0 after the devastation in the first test. He said his prediction left eggs in his face and he congratulated the young stars on the team.
I predicted Australia would win the series 4-0 after Adelaide, and with good reason. India looked drawn after that game and with all the selection issues they were having, even India’s most one-eyed fans wouldn’t have predicted a comeback. Well, they left eggs on my face. But honestly? I do not care. When you have such good cricket and outstanding performances from newbie players like Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur, I have no problem being wrong ”. Michael Vaughan added to UK Telegraph
India won the Border Gavaskar Series 2-1 and staged one of the biggest comebacks.