Cricket

Vaughan’s early salvo at SA

2012-05-08 14:14
Michael Vaughan (File)

Cape Town – England’s Test bowling attack is better than South Africa’s ... with off-spinner Graeme Swann the crucial difference.

So says ever-opinionated former England captain Michael Vaughan, in what might be described as the first significant verbal salvo ahead of their home, three-Test series against the Proteas later this year.

Vaughan, who led England to their drought-breaking, famous Ashes recapture in 2005, took to Twitter on Tuesday – he is really prolific on this medium, with 12,971 tweets and counting – to suggest his country still holds the aces with ball in hand, in terms of the keenly-awaited contests between the world’s No 1 and 2-ranked sides from late July.

“England’s bowling attack is the best in the world. Would not swap it for any other. Not SA. Swann is the difference. Cheers,” he said.

He issued a follow-up tweet shortly afterwards saying: “My order of the best attacks ... England, South Africa, Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, India, New Zealand.”

And in another Tuesday missive, he said: “England’s bowlers dominate most batting units everywhere these days.”

South Africans chewing on all this may be tempted to note that Vaughan seemed to steer clear of his country’s batting, which has rather let them down in recent series ...

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