Former England captain Michael Vaughan declared the Three Lions to be the best side in the world after being extremely impressed with Ben Stokes and company’s performance in the first Test match against New Zealand on Thursday. In the first game of the series against Kane Williamson and company, Stokes’ team batted first and put up a difficult total in the first innings at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval.
In the first game of the series against the Black Caps, Ben Duckett of England scored 84 off just 68 balls. Youngster Harry Brook led all scorers for the visitors on Day 1 of the first Test match with an entertaining 89 off 81 balls as England amassed 325-9 (d) in its opening effort at Mount Maunganui. Former England captain Vaughan praised the Three Lions on Twitter and posted an intriguing tweet in which the Englishman praised Stokes and company as the best team in red-ball cricket.
As soon as Vaughan’s post went viral, former Australia batter Mark Waugh made fun of the former England captain. When it comes to playing the game’s longest format, Stokes’ squad still trails Australia and India, Waugh reminded Vaughan, despite being one of the top three sides in the world. Behind Australia and India, Vaughney is “definitely in the top 3,” Waugh wrote in a tweet.
India and Australia, the top-ranked nations, are squabbling over the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2023. India and Australia are currently in the lead in the competition to qualify for the ICC World Test Championship final. On Friday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, Team India, led by Rohit Sharma, will play Australia in the second Test of the four-match series. Hosts India defeated Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur by innings and 132 runs before moving on to the second test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.