Michael Vaughan predicted England to Clean Sweep Pakistan

Michael Vaughan predicted England to Clean Sweep Pakistan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan predicted that the hosts England will clean sweep the three-test series against Pakistan despite the absence of the talisman Ben Stokes in the last two games.

Stokes was part of the England team that achieved a thrilling three-wicket victory in the series opener at Old Trafford but is now absent for family reasons.

“He plays a very, very important role in that dressing room,” Vaughan wrote in a blog, although he had no doubts about the depth of the England team.

“Although Ben Stokes is out, I think England will be too strong. England will win the series 3-0, that’s my prediction. “

Azhar Ali’s team from Pakistan dominated much of the opening round in Manchester, but Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler launched a magnificent counterattack to lead the hosts to an unlikely victory.

“Azhar Ali (is) a young captain in terms of test matches, but an experienced player in terms of test matches that he has played. I think that was his chance to win a game abroad for the first time, ”Vaughan said of the 35-year-old.

He also felt England could rest veteran James Anderson in the second test that begins Thursday.

“I would be surprised if he plays games in a row, so I think he will be rested. Maybe Sam Curran will come for him or Mark Wood, “he added. “Zak Crawley is likely to replace Ben Stokes.”