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‘He's Got To Kick On’ - Former English Captain Spurs Zak Crawley To Step Up And Score Big

Zak Crawley walks back after losing his wicket (X.com)Zak Crawley walks back after losing his wicket (X.com)

Michael Vaughan recently got candid on the Club Prairie Fire's YouTube channel and reflected on English opening batsman Zak Crawley’s recent performances in the Test series against India.

 Michael Vaughan highlighted Zak Crawley’s struggles to amplify his scores, as the opening batter and added that an average of 31 does not make justice to the talent Crawley possess.

Zak Crawley is one of the leading run-getters for England across the eight innings of the 4 Test matches against India. He has scored 328 runs in the series with three half-centuries and his highest score of 76 in the 1st innings of 2nd Test was indeed a treat to watch. However, it is his inability to convert his starts into a big score, that is a worrying factor for England that Vaughan wants the opener to improve on.

"He's the greatest ever player to average 31 in Test cricket. I've not seen a better player that is averaging 31 in Test matches. He makes batting look so easy. You watch him, and he strolls to the crease, and before you know, he's on 20, 25, 30, 40, and then 50, raises his bat, playing great hits down the ground, then he whips one through mid-wicket."

Vaughan further motivated the English opening batsman to push his fifties to hundreds. He added,

"Oh, here we go, keep going, keep going, Oh! he's out. Happens every time. He's got to kick on. He's got to somehow find a way of kicking on these little nice fancy fifties. You gotta get the daddy hundreds."

Zak Crawley will next represent England in the final test match of the series against India scheduled to start on 7th March in Dharamshala.