Vaughan confident of England clean sweep

Afp May 24, 2010

LONDON: Former England captain Michael Vaughan said he expects England to sweep Bangladesh and Asian rivals Pakistan aside by winning all six of their home Tests this season.

England, fresh from their World Twenty20 triumph in the Caribbean, begin a two-Test series against minnows Bangladesh at Lord’s on Thursday before taking on Pakistan in four Tests later in the summer.

“We’re never too sure how Pakistan are going to arrive,” said Vaughan. “One thing you get with Pakistan is excitement. But I look at the summer and I really expect England to win six Test matches. I don’t think Pakistan will have enough in their locker to beat us and Bangladesh should be a walkover.

“It’s not just me saying that, I think this team is good enough to win all six Tests.”

Published in the Express Tribune, May 25th, 2010.


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