Originally Posted by Bob Bamber
A captain should be selected from the team , not put in, And I don't believe that Vaughan has the quality with the bat.
A captain should not be selected by default. A player may be established in the side and an allround excellent player, but that doesn't make him the best choice for captain. I'm not yet convinced by Strauss, though he is certainly a better leader than Flintoff.
I believe Vaughan is one of the best captains in the world, if not the best. And given the likes of Pietersen, Cook, Strauss and Bell aroud him (and Collingwood, I suppose), England would benefit more from a very good captain who contributes 35 or so runs per innings than a mediocre captain who contributes 40+.
Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."