Vaughan: Kerrigan's recall is 'unfair'

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Former England captain and now-commentator Michael Vaughan disagrees with the decision to add spinner Simon Kerrigan to the England Test squad, saying he is too young and inexperienced for such a call.

Former England captain and now-commentator Michael Vaughan disagrees with the decision to add spinner Simon Kerrigan to the England Test squad, saying he is too young and inexperienced for such a call.

Kerrigan was added to the squad ahead of the second Test against India at Lord's, and Vaughan feels the Lancashire spinner's form has not been good enough domestically, and he has not developed enough.

Vaughan's concern was not for the team, but for Kerrigan himself. The young tweaker had made his Test debut against Australia last year and it went horribly, as he was taken apart and bowled just eight overs in the entire game, for 53 runs and no wickets.

Vaughan told Radio 5 live Sport: "I fear for Simon Kerrigan. England have thrown him back into international cricket far too soon.

"If the second one goes badly, he can never come back from that again. If he goes out on Thursday and it's like that situation against Watson, he won't come back from that for a long time.

"He's not pulled up any trees for Lancashire this season. Why rush the lad back in?

"Throwing him out to bowl at Lord's against an Indian batting line-up who can play spin with their eyes shut… I just think is unfair."

England have struggled to find a front line spinner to replace Graeme Swann, who retired during the Ashes in Australia, and have not had huge success with part-timers Moeen Ali and Joe Root, hence Kerrigan's recall.

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