The former England captain opined that the World Cup winning players should at least get a couple of weeks to celebrate and rest.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has slammed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) for scheduling a T20I series days after the World Cup final. To note, India and Australia will face each other in the final match of the marquee event on November 19 (Sunday). Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan feels that the World Cup winning players should at least get a couple of weeks to celebrate before returning on the cricket field.
“It doesn’t right with me that the 2 finalists 4 days later will start a T20 series against each other .. why can’t we allow players the chance to have a moments rest after a WC or whoever wins the chance to celebrate properly for a couple of weeks .. It’s complete greed and over kill,” Vaughan wrote on ‘X’.
Cricket Australia have already announced Australia’s squad for the T20I series, starting from November 23. As many as six players featuring in the World Cup squad will be a part of the fixture. The list includes David Warner, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis and Sean Abbott. On the other hand, the home team is likely to announce their squad after the World Cup final. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav is expected to lead the Indian squad in the upcoming IND vs AUS T20I series.
The IND vs AUS World Cup final will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both India and Australia have been in phenomenal form in the competition and will look to cross the final huddle and get their hands on the prized trophy.