X

Tuesday 21
May

Cricket

England concentration worries Vaughan

26th February 2019, 10:25 by Alex Jack

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan says the current crop of players must keep their composure if they are to win the World Cup.

England have had a habit of batting collapses of late and lost their last six wickets for just 35 runs in the second ODI encounter with the West Indies on Friday.

The tourists have had time to put things right in the nets after the third ODI was a complete washout on Monday due to rain.

With the World Cup on English soil edging ever closer, Vaughan says the side cannot afford to lose their focus if they want to have a chance of lifting the trophy this summer.

"England have got everything required to win the World Cup - except for these moments of madness," said Vaughan. "It happens every four or five games and if it happens in the semi-final then they are out."

He added: "You don't win a World Cup by just whacking it. You have to play smart cricket."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

More Cricket

Cricket

England hand Archer World Cup chance

21st May 2019, 10:01

Jofra Archer has been included in England's World Cup squad but Joe Denly and David Willey have missed out.

Cricket

Archer backed by Cook for England World Cup squad

20th May 2019, 19:25

Jofra Archer should be in Eoin Morgan's World Cup side, according to former England captain Sir Alastair Cook.

Cricket

Hampshire hope to have Vince available

20th May 2019, 15:42

Hampshire remain hopeful that James Vince will be available for Saturday's Royal London One-Day Cup Final against Somerset.

Cricket

Lancashire confirm Burns exit

20th May 2019, 12:57

Lancashire have confirmed that Joe Burns has departed the club after just one game and returned to Australia for personal reasons.

Cricket

Woakes shines in England victory

19th May 2019, 19:05

England seamer Chris Woakes recorded his third five-wicket haul in Sunday's ODI win over Pakistan to boost his World Cup hopes.

Cricket

Langer can't see past England for World Cup glory

19th May 2019, 13:48

England are playing "brilliant cricket" and are favourites to win the World Cup at home, according to Australia coach Justin Langer.

Recent Sport Headlines

Fulham

Fulham eye Assombalonga deal

21st May 2019, 10:16

Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga has reportedly emerged as a summer target for Fulham.

Tennis

Kerber puts career Slam talk to one side

21st May 2019, 10:05

Angelique Kerber can complete a career Grand Slam at the French Open but she is trying not to put extra pressure on herself.

Alaves

Celtic defender linked with Alaves

21st May 2019, 10:02

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic is being linked with a move to Alaves as a possible replacement for Guillermo Maripan.

Cricket

England hand Archer World Cup chance

21st May 2019, 10:01

Jofra Archer has been included in England's World Cup squad but Joe Denly and David Willey have missed out.

Horse Racing Previews

Sing A Winning Song At Wolverhampton

21st May 2019, 09:54

Quick Return To Racecourse To Ring A Bell

Napoli

Napoli target defender

21st May 2019, 09:39

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier is a target for Napoli, who have also ruled out Kalidou Koulibaly leaving for Manchester United.

Crystal Palace

Palace confirm Wickham extension

21st May 2019, 09:24

Connor Wickham has extended his stay at Crystal Palace until the summer of 2021.

Bayern Munich

City ace could join Bayern

21st May 2019, 09:23

Bayern Munich have a chance of signing Leroy Sane following reports Manchester City could sanction the deal.