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“Warm up games are irrelevant,” Michael Vaughan reacts to England’s defeat against India

Michael Vaughan reacted to England's defeat by quoting Wasim Jaffer's tweet

The former England captain Michael Vaughan doesn’t seem too bothered about England’s defeat against India in the first warm-up game ahead of the start of the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup.

When the former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer put out a tweet taking a dig at Michael Vaughan for staying offline during the India Vs England warm-up game, Michael Vaughan quoted that tweet and wrote warm-up games are irrelevant.

Michael Vaughan remains the centre of attraction on Twitter because of his interesting tweets

Michael Vaughan is someone, who constantly remains the centre of attraction on Twitter, particularly during the games that India or England play. For him not to tweet anything during yesterday’s warm-up game was a bit surprising for everyone.

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India beat England comfortably by 7 wickets in their first warm-up game last night at ICC academy. It was a very flat pitch where the bowlers of both teams took a bit of a beating, but England bowlers looked rather off color and gave away plenty of loose deliveries which were capitalised on by the Indian batsmen.

England has come into this tournament without their premier fast bowler Jofra Archer, who is away from the game at the moment because of injury. England’s talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes is not a part of the squad either because of a finger injury and mental health issues.

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England picked Tymal Mills for this tournament, citing his performances in the Hundred competition, but they didn’t use him in the first warm-up game against India and went with the combination of David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Chris Jordan.

While Willey bowled alright, the Indian batsmen took Woakes, Wood and Jordan to the cleaners. It’s very much probable now that England tries Mills in their second warm-up match. The left armer could be one of their first choice seamers going into the main tournament.

 

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Abhishek

I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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