AHMEDABAD: Head coach
had defended England's rotation policy after the loss in the second Test in Chennai, but former skipper
has slammed the team's selection for the ongoing series against India.
Jos Buttler played the first Test and then he was back home while all-rounder
did the same after playing the second game.
was rested for the first two Tests while premier pacer James Anderson missed the second game even after England emerged victorious in the opening game. This is all a part of the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) rotation policy.
We are all out for 112.Scorecard: https://t.co/OzHhFjmgXv#INDvENG https://t.co/JCo0f48xjb— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1614170969000
But Vaughan feels England shouldn't have followed the concept of rotating players against the 'best team in the world'. His remarks came during the ongoing pink-ball Test as England crumbled in front of the Indian spinners.
"England have treated selection for this series like premier league teams treat the early stages of the FA Cup rounds ... #INDvENG Against the best team in the world !!!!!!!" Vaughan tweeted.
England have treated selection for this series like premier league teams treat the early stages of the FA Cup round… https://t.co/XEq0bWCSBm— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 1614168227000
and seasoned off-spinner
had a field day as India bundled out England for a paltry 112 in the first innings on the opening day of the pink-ball Test here at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Axar, playing in just his second Test, scalped six wickets while Ashwin returned with three wickets as the visitors were bowled out in just 48.4 overs. This was Axar's second five-wicket haul in a row as he had scalped five in the second innings of the second Test as well.