was a classically elegant right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner
He led England to a sensational Ashes victory which was deemed the Greatest Test of All Time.
Vaughan was ranked one of the best batsmen in the world following the 2002/03 Ashes, in which he scored an impressive 633 runs, including three centuries. As an opening batsman he forged a successful England partnership with Marcus Trescothick, though he often batted in the middle order for England.
Known for his strong captaincy skills, Vaughan captained England in 51 Tests between 2003 and 2008, winning 26 (a national record) and losing 11; England won all seven home Tests of the 2004 summer under Vaughan. Michael’s shinning moment was leading England as captain to a historic Ashes victory in 2005.
It was the first time England had successfully regained the Ashes in eighteen years.