Vaughan concerned about Strauss' workload
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:AJ Strauss, MP Vaughan
Event:England in Bangladesh 2009/10

DateLine: 20th October 2009


Michael Vaughan believes the England selectors must rest skipper Andrew Strauss for next year's tour of Bangladesh. Strauss has indicated that he may opt to sit out the month-long two Test and three one-day international series, which begins in late February.


The England and Wales Cricket board are due to make a decision after this winter's tour to South Africa, however, Vaughan believes a decision should be made now told a leading daily.


"This needs to be addressed now. Andrew Strauss should be rested for that trip, as should Paul Collingwood, as should Jimmy Anderson."


Vaughan continued: "They should announce it now because until they do, if the South Africa series goes wrong, then I guarantee that Strauss, Anderson, Collingwood will end up going to Bangladesh.


"I know what will happen. I've been in the job and I know what happens with the England selectors and I know what happens with the England team.


"We might lose in South Africa, we might lose heavily. Then everyone will start to worry about their position in the team, about young guys coming in.


"They will know that whoever you put in the team for Bangladesh should do well, so the players will start to get a little bit frightened about their position in the side.


"The selectors will say, 'We must start winning again' ahead of the next Ashes. "England have got to let the players know they're being rested now so that if the South Africa series doesn't go the way we want it to there is not a mass call for these guys to go Bangladesh."