An elegant stroke-maker, who batted as either an opener or at number three, Michael Vaughan is in a group of elite English players to be ranked number one Test batsman in the world. He was also the man responsible for ending 19 years of hurt when he captained England to victory in the 2005 Ashes series using a brand of captaincy made up of first-class man-management skills, contagious inspiration, attention to detail and superb tactical nous.
As England’s Test captain, Michael Vaughan led his side to 26 wins, more than any other man in history. He played a total of 82 Tests, scoring 5719 runs at an average of 41.44, including 18 centuries.
Michael will be writing for betting.betfair over the course of the Ashes. He will provide match previews and share his memories of the last time he toured Australia and his views on team selection and tactics. He should know a thing or two about playing Down Under: during the 2002-3 Ashes he scored 633 runs, almost 150 more than any other player on either side. He retired from all forms of cricket in June 2009.
- Michael Vaughan: My verdict on the ICC Champions Trophy semi-finals 18 June 2013
- Michael Vaughan: Expect a close game at Cardiff between evenly matched England and New Zealand 15 June 2013
- Michael Vaughan's ICC Champions Trophy preview: Confident England to beat Sri Lanka 12 June 2013
- Michael Vaughan's ICC Champions Trophy preview: England to overcome fragile Aussies 07 June 2013
- Michael Vaughan: Dominant New Zealand the value bet for Trent Bridge ODI 04 June 2013
- Michael Vaughan: New Zealand the value bet at the Rose Bowl 01 June 2013
- Michael Vaughan: No reason to doubt England's dominance over New Zealand as ODIs begin 30 May 2013
- Michael Vaughan: Back-to-lay the draw on flat Headlingley wicket 23 May 2013
- Michael Vaughan: Uncertain forecast and good pitch means draw is the play 15 May 2013
- Michael Vaughan: Backing England but trading the draw again 21 March 2013