Michael Vaughan

Country: England
Born: October 29, 1974, Salford, Manchester
Height: 6ft 2in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Michael Vaughan Bio

Michael Paul Vaughan is a legendary cricket player hailing from England, known for his exceptional leadership skills and remarkable batting abilities. Born on October 29, 1974, in Manchester, England, Vaughan’s early days were marked by his calm and composed demeanor, which drew immediate comparisons to the great Michael Atherton.

Vaughan made his debut in Test cricket in November 1999 in a challenging match against South Africa. Despite England’s precarious situation with four wickets down for just two runs, Vaughan showcased his unwavering focus and displayed a technique similar to Atherton. However, Vaughan’s true brilliance shone through as he played with a freedom and expression that set him apart.

In 2002, Vaughan showcased his true potential by amassing an impressive 900 runs in just seven Tests against Sri Lanka and India. This remarkable performance set the stage for his outstanding series in Australia, where he became the first visiting player in over three decades to score over 600 runs. This achievement solidified Vaughan’s status as a formidable batsman.

In 2003, Vaughan was appointed the captain of England’s one-day side, a role he embraced with utmost dedication. As fate would have it, he also assumed the Test captaincy a mere two weeks later when Nasser Hussain unexpectedly stepped down. Despite a challenging start against South Africa, Vaughan guided his team to a commendable 2-2 draw. However, it was the subsequent series against West Indies that truly showcased Vaughan’s leadership abilities. Under his guidance, England achieved a historic victory on West Indian soil, an accomplishment not seen in over 35 years.

Vaughan continued to lead England with distinction, guiding his team to victories against New Zealand and West Indies in 2004. The following year, however, he faced a setback when a knee injury forced him out of the infamous 2006-07 Ashes series in Australia, where England suffered a crushing 5-0 defeat. Despite this setback, Vaughan returned to captain the one-day side in the CB Series, which England won.

In 2007, after a lackluster performance in the ICC World Cup, Vaughan stepped down from the one-day captaincy. However, he continued to lead the Test side and scored a memorable century in his comeback match at Headingley. Though he continued to produce noteworthy performances against India and New Zealand, Vaughan was never able to fully reclaim his previous form. After a loss to South Africa in 2008, he resigned from the captaincy and retired from international cricket in June 2009.

Following his retirement, Vaughan found a new calling in the world of cricket commentary, both on television and through his active presence on social media. However, in 2021, he faced allegations of racial discrimination during his time at Yorkshire County Cricket Club. After a thorough investigation by the ECB, he was cleared of the allegations.

Michael Vaughan’s contribution to English cricket is immeasurable. His exceptional leadership skills, combined with his composed and elegant batting technique, have left an indelible mark on the sport. As the first captain in a generation to win an Ashes series, Vaughan’s legacy as a cricket player and leader will always be remembered.

Michael Vaughan Career Stats

Michael Vaughan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 82 147 9 5719 197 41.44 11184 51.13 18 18 742 22 44 0
T20Is 2 2 0 27 27 13.5 22 122.72 0 0 4 0 0 0
ODIs 86 83 10 1982 90* 27.15 2898 68.39 0 16 204 13 25 0
FC 268 468 27 16295 197 36.95 - - 42 68 - - 118 0
List A 282 273 25 7238 125* 29.18 - - 3 46 - - 88 0
T20s 18 18 1 319 41* 18.76 284 112.32 0 0 31 5 2 0

Michael Vaughan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 82 35 978 561 6 2/71 2/71 93.5 3.44 163 0 0 0
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 86 28 796 649 16 4/22 4/22 40.56 4.89 49.7 1 0 0
FC 268 - 9342 5245 114 4/39 - 46 3.36 81.9 - 0 0
List A 282 - 3381 2604 78 4/22 4/22 33.38 4.62 43.3 4 0 0
T20s 18 5 54 81 1 1/21 1/21 81 9 54 0 0 0

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