Michael Paul Vaughan OBE was born 29 October 1974 in Eccles, Lancashire. He is a former cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England. A classically elegant right-handed batsman and useful occasional off-spinner, Vaughan was ranked the best batsman in the world following the 2002/3 Ashes, in which he scored 633 runs, including three centuries. Vaughan generally opened the batting, and forged a successful opening partnership with Marcus Trescothick, though he had often batted in the middle order for England. He is greatly remembered for being captain of the England team when they beat Australia in the 2005 Ashes. Before he was appointed test captain, he averaged a very high 50.95. Michael Vaughan would forever be remembered as the captain who led England to their greatest triumph in modern day cricket, when he won the Ashes back in 2005 in one of the best Test series ever played. With effective calm and composure, he has now won more than 20 Tests, which is a credible feat to his name as compared to other more illustrious captains. On September 12, 2005, Michael Vaughan secured his place in English sporting history by becoming the first captain to win an Ashes series since Mike Gatting in 1986-87. It was the culmination of a five-year journey for Vaughan, whose captaincy - calm, obdurate and ruthlessly effective - had become as classy and composed as the batting technique that, briefly, carried him to the top of the world rankings. With a priceless ability to treat triumph and disaster just the same, Vaughan faced up to his first ball in Test cricket with England four wickets down for two runs on a damp flyer at Johannesburg in 1999-2000, and drew immediate comparisons with Michael Atherton for his inhumanly calm aura at the crease. Find Michael Vaughan profile and stats of batting, bowling and fielding including latest updated news of Michael Vaughan, videos and images at Hamariweb.com. Also find detail Player profile and career statistics of Michael Vaughan of England.