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Vaughan, Collingwood resign as England Captains

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Michael Vaughan and Paul Collingwood have given a double jolt to English Cricket when the duo announced their resignation as England Captains. Vaughan’s decision to quit as England’s Test Captain comes after a Test Series defeat against South Africa. Collingwood on the other hand has cited that he was quitting his One Day Captaincy to concentrate on his batting. England is likely to have Kevin Pietersen to Captain both the Test and the One Day teams.

Michael Vaughan, who has led England for almost five years has requested the Selectors to give him a break from the final Test at The Oval. Vaughan has stated that he would freshen himself and come back as a pure batsman in the Test Team and hope to prolong his Test Career. Vaughan’s career had taken a beating because of a serious knee injury which put him out of action for quite some time. He will be remembered in English Cricket history for the great Ashes victory in 2005.

For Collingwood, it has been a brief captaincy stint which has lasted just about an year. England is expected to announce the fourth Test Squad and also the One Day Series Squad along with the Captaincy replacement for Vaughan and Collingwood on Monday.

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