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Timeline: Career of Michael Vaughan

Vaughan announced his retirement from professional cricket on Tuesday.

June 30, 2009, 7:11 PM IST
Timeline: Career of Michael Vaughan

London: Timeline on former England captain Michael Vaughan who announced his immediate retirement from professional cricket on Tuesday:

Yorkshire Debut

Born October 29, 1974, Manchester. A right-hand opening bat and occasional off-spinner, Vaughan makes his county debut for Yorkshire against Lancashire in August 1993, scoring 64 at Old Trafford.

He scores 1,066 runs in his first full season of first-class cricket with Yorkshire in 1994 and captains England under-19s in a home series against India.

England Debut

Makes his international Test debut in 1999 against South Africa in Johannesburg, the first of 82 Tests in which he scored 5,719 runs at an average of 41.44.

Makes his maiden Test century against Pakistan in 2001 at Old Trafford, the first of 18 tons for England.

In the same year helps Yorkshire to win their first County Championship in 33 years.

Makes his international one-day debut in 2001 against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, the first of 86 matches in which he scored 1,982 runs at an average of 27.15.

Best Batsman

In 2002 he scores 900 runs in seven home Tests against Sri Lanka and India, including a career-best 197 against the latter at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, before scoring three centuries abroad against the formidable Australians.


His good form with the bat puts him top of the Test batting ratings in April 2003, the first Englishman to lead the rankings since Graham Gooch 10 years previously.

Is appointed England's one-day captain in May 2003 and on July 28 takes over as skipper of the Test side after Nasser Hussain resigns.

Ashes Success

Leads England to an exciting 2-1 home Ashes series win over Australia after a rain-affected draw in the fifth test.

Misses virtually the entire 2006 season and the 2006/07 Ashes series in Australia which England lose 5-0 due to injuries relating to his knee.

England Return

Leads his country at the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean but captain and country perform modestly as England exit at the Super Eight stage.

In June 2007 Vaughan surpasses Peter May as the man who has led England to most Test victories, with his 21st win coming with victory over West Indies in the third Test at Old Trafford.

Quits as captain

At the end of the West Indies series Vaughan stands down as one-day captain then retires as England captain on August 3, 2008 after a series loss to South Africa, choosing to miss the final Test.

He continues his poor county form through 2009 and fails to earn an international recall for the home and away series against West Indies and is not selected in the training party for the Ashes Tests.

Announces retirement from first-class cricket on Tuesday.

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
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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
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 9349 260
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