Vaughan tips England to make more finals

Michael Vaughan is confident England will return to the big stage despite their agonising four-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 final in Kolkata.

England looked to set to become the first side to win two T20 titles when the West Indies needed 19 runs to win in the last over but Carlos Brathwaite smacked four consecutive sixes to snatch victory at Eden Gardens.

But the former England captain insists they have the talent in the bowling and batting departments to feature in more finals in the near future.

“They have all the ingredients,” Vaughan wrote in the Daily Telegraph.

“With a dangerous combination at the top, power throughout the order, bowlers who have grown into the job and players who love the big stage.

England team console Ben Stokes, who Vaughn feels will recover from that final over

“They lost in the final but they did not freeze. We will see them in more finals in the future.

“It is why we have to put these talented guys at the front and centre of English cricket going forward.”

Ben Stokes bowled the final over and despite acknowledging the moment of brilliance from Brathwaite, Vaughan feels the all-rounder will bounce back.

“Some will say he is a tough lad and will get over it,” the former England skipper added.

“Yes, he is strong but he is human too and it is going to be a while before he recovers from what happened in the final over.

“But now they just need to let the dust settle then sit down with Ben to assess mentally what went wrong.”


Source: ECB

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