The Michael Vaughan Zone

Michael Vaughan has signed up to become Betfair’s cricket ambassador. The Ashes-winning former England captain will be on hand to provide exclusive in-depth analysis of all England Tests and One Day Internationals as well as the biggest domestic matches.

Michael Vaughan: Four key battles will decide England v South Africa

Anderson, Swann and Pietersen are central to England's chances against South Africa

With the winter calendar completed, Michael Vaughan looks ahead to the main event of the summer as England take on South Africa. There are a number of intriguing battles that will decide the series, according...

Michael Vaughan: England in the driving seat but plenty of hard work still to come

Strauss contratulates Swann after taking another wicket but the spinner will have to do it all over again

England have started their first innings extremely well and are in a good position to level the series. But they will have to bowl extremely well the second time round because they won't want to...

Michael Vaughan: Lay the draw on this tough Colombo wicket

Jonathan Trott hit a magnificent century in the First Test but he failed to finish the job

Sri Lanka are 1-0 up and have already shown what a tough a side they are in their own conditions. Winning the toss will be crucial and puts the team batting first in pole position...

Michael Vaughan: Swann needs to take early wickets on day three

Chin up. Graeme Swann has a smile after a good individual performance but there's plenty of work still to do.

Michael Vaughan tells us just why England find themselves in such a precarious situation at the moment and how Graeme Swann needs to strike early when Sri Lanka resume their innings on the morning of...

Michael Vaughan: Sri Lanka's First Test price is too big

Been there and done it. Mahela Jayawardene has been doing the business at the highest level for a decade and a half.

England can survive without Ravi Bopara as a bowler but they'll have their hands full trying to contain the devastating duo of Kumar Sangakarra and Mahela Jayawardene. Sri Lanka are unlikely to win but they...

Michael Vaughan: England to prove why they're number one

Fab four. Cook, Strauss, Swann and Broad are key cogs in the England machine.

England have a great chance to make up for their failures in the UAE against Pakistan by prevailing in one of the toughests tests cricket has to offer - winning in Sri Lanka. But they...

Michael Vaughan: Kohli to be king in Kolkata

Kohli is in outstanding form and a good bet to top score yet again

Michael Vaughan discusses the new ICC regulations and the the problem with having too much cricket going on. Plus the unfinished business of the final ODI, of course....

Michael Vaughan: Phenomenal Dhoni to lead India to victory again

Captain's knock. Dhoni's well-paced 35 not out got India over the line in the 3rd ODI.

Michael Vaughan is full of praise for the Indian captain and has a few harsh words to say about England's inability to learn from their mistakes. The latter will cost Alastair Cook's men again, as...

Michael Vaughan: India to make it look easy again

Craig Kiewswetter makes the long walk back after yet another failure with the bat

A change of personnel is unlikely to radically change England's fortunes against a side who are getting better and better in this series. The obvious bet is the good bet, says Michael Vaughan....

Michael Vaughan: Exclusive October Podcast

Betfair's cricket ambassador Michael Vaughan joined Alan Dudman to share his views on the world of cricket, covering everything from the ongoing spot-fixing trial at the Old Bailey to England's chances in the ODI series...

Michael Vaughan: Kohli and Dhoni to shine in another India win

Straight as an arrow. Virat Kohli plays a straight drive with an immaculate technique during the 1st ODI.

India were vastly superior in the first match and there could be more of the same here unless a couple of England's senior players put in much improved performances, says Michael Vaughan....

Michael Vaughan: England the value to draw first blood

Jonny Bairstow isn't a man to deal in singles

India should win this series but Friday's match represents a unique chance for England to put the pressure on the world champions. Here's why, says Michael Vaughan....

Michael Vaughan: India's batting to be the difference

Suresh Raina's big-hitting in the middle-order and vast experience could make a big difference

Thse are two evenly-matched sides on paper but India's stronger batting in their favourite conditions tips the balance their way. England are in for a tough time of it over the next few weeks, says...

Michael Vaughan: England's time to dominate world cricket

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Michael Vaughan on the secret of England's success and why the upcoming series in India is such a good measure of where they are in ODI cricket....

Michael Vaughan CB40 Preview: Sorry to say it's Surrey

Tom Maynard is an England player in the making and can shine for Surrey on Saturday

Somerset will have to believe they can finally win a final and they will also have to beat an extremely good side in Surrey. It may all be a bit too much to ask, says...

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