“We have a lot of young players and it takes time to settle into the team so I think we are still six months to a year away from identifying exactly who the 14 are who will hopefully take England into a bright future,” said Vaughan after the squad to tour the West Indies was announced. “With young players you get good days and bad days so people will have to be patient,” added Vaughan. “We have a lot of good players coming through and it is up to them to work hard and put their hands up and show just how much they want to be a part of it”.
Vaughan, who will be visiting the Caribbean for the first time, does not know who will lead the attack because Welsh paceman Simon Jones has been given a chance to prove himself on the A tour to Malaysia and India. Jones has not played since badly injuring a knee against Australia in Brisbane 14 months ago. His form and fitness will be monitored and if he comes through unscathed he will be added to the main squad.
Written by Martin Hardy on behalf of ISM