Former England captain says Sri Lanka win vital.
Former England Cricket captain Michael Vaughan has called on the team to earn a crucial win against Sri Lanka on Sunday after a poor run of form in this year’s Cricket World Cup.
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The 40-year-old, writing in his column for the Daily Telegraph, insists that England have a point to prove and need to show what they can do against a top side, as they will surely have tougher tests to come later in the competition.
“England have to win against Sri Lanka on Sunday because they need to beat a major team before the quarter final,” he said.
“Just scraping through to the last eight by beating associates is not good enough and damaging for morale.
“All England fans want to see a proper performance on Sunday. Forget Scotland. They were not a team you judge your one day set up against. You judge players, coaching staff and the captain during games against teams like Sri Lanka.
“This is the game where they have to justify selection, tactics and prove to many that they actually are a team capable of winning a one off game against a top side. That is so vital because if they scrape through to the quarter-finals they will play one of the top teams, like South Africa or India.”