Get the app

'India need exposure outside the riches of IPL'

Former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cash-rich league's shadow and play county cricket.

Press Trust of India |August 19, 2014, 11:01 AM IST
'India need exposure outside the riches of IPL'

London: India captain M S Dhoni might have refused to blame IPL for his team's shambolic show in the five-Test series against England, but former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cash-rich league's shadow and play county cricket.

"The Board Of Control for Cricket in India has some tough calls to make. My main recommendation is to get their players to play county cricket," Vaughan wrote in his column for 'Daily Telegraph'.

Vaughan said it is important for the Indian youngsters to learn to play in English conditions for their overall development as cricketers.

"Young Indian players need exposing to a wider world outside the pampering and riches of the Indian Premier League.

They need to learn how to bat and bowl in our conditions," said the former captain.

"All the greats of the past 30 years had spells in county cricket. It would do their development a great deal of good to come here," he added.

India's woeful performances touched a new low as they succumbed to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244 runs) in 40 years in a match that got over well inside three days at the Oval, gifting away the series to England 3-1.

Vaughan on Monday took criticism to another level after he posted a 'white flag' on his twitter handle, terming it as the new Indian cricket flag following Dhoni and Co's abject surrender at the Oval.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 England 4366 104
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 Australia 3672 102
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10071 258
see more