Following the collapse of England batting line up at the Trent Bridge, former England captain Michael Vaughan said English batsmen must ‘respect’ Test cricket more.
In the first innings of the second Test between visiting South Africa and England, England were bundled out scoring 205 runs providing the Proteas a handy lead of 205 runs.
In the BBC Test Match Special Analysis, Michael Vaughan said, “The England batting has been appalling. Maybe it’s a lack of respect about what the game is.”
“They look like they are playing a T20 game. I look at the approach – yes, the ball has done a little bit but its’s drastic” – he said.
Michael Vaughan said, “They have this approach of attack, attack, attack. There is no thought or feeling of seeing off a bowler or wearing a team down.”
“England’s batsmen don’t trust their techniques to stay in long enough. That’s a concern. England regularly collapse. It’s always when the ball does a little bit. Look at the way South Africa played attritionally” – Vaughan further said.
“A lot of England’s players look like they are premeditating their shots. The best way is to watch the ball and react. I worry about the mentality of the Test batting because as soon as the things getting difficult – it swings around or spins – they play aggressively” – the 42 year old former captain explained.