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Michael Vaughan to lead England’s challenge in the Caribbean

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England will be led by Michael Vaughan in the upcoming World Cup in the Caribbean. Vaughan is still fighting a hamstring injury that had restricted his role in the recently concluded Tri-Series in Australia. England have made a drastic improvement in their One Day Cricket by winning the Commonwealth Bank Series defeating New Zealand and Australia.

There is no place for veteran fast bowler Darren Gough, who could have been included had England’s poor form in the one day format of the game continued. England have kept faith in most of the players that were tested in the tri-series. That includes the 36-year-old wicket keeper, Paul Nixon who has edged out Chris Read and Geraint Jones. Mal Loye, the 34-year-old opening batsman has failed to make it to the squad due to Vaughan’s availability. Essex all rounder Ravi Bopara due to his handy medium pace has found a place among the 15. England are in Group C along with New Zealand, Kenya and Canada. England open their campaign against New Zealand on the 16th of March at St. Lucia.

England World Cup Squad : Michael Vaughan (Captain), Andrew Strauss, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Jamie Dalrymple, Ravi Bopra, Andrew Flintoff, Ed Joyce, Jon Lewis, Sajid Mahmood, Paul Nixon (Wicket Keeper), Monty Panesar, Liam Plunkett, James Anderson

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