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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.

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