Strauss tipped to become ECB chairman and lead England revival by Vaughan

Michael Vaughan believes Sir Andrew Strauss should become the next ECB chairman and "drive through change" for England 's Test team.

ECB chief executive Tom Harrison has claimed the 4-0 thrashing England suffered at the hands of Australia in the Ashes is a "brilliant opportunity" for a reset and team director Ashley Giles is responsible for conducting a review into the defeat.

Strauss will play a key role in examining that report and currently attends ECB board meetings in a non-voting capacity in his role as Chair of the Cricket Committee.

Vaughan believes Strauss is the right man to take over as ECB chairman, with the board still looking to appoint a permanent successor to Ian Watmore, having successfully spearheaded a major overhaul of England's limited overs side which culminated in the 2019 World Cup win.

"Andrew Strauss would make a great chairman of the ECB," Vaughan told the Telegraph. "I think he is the person to drive through change.

"He was here four years ago and, after another 4-0 defeat to Australia, he wrote a report saying we need better pitches, and a different ball in county cricket. Nothing happened, possibly because he left soon after the tour.

"He commands respect, and knows exactly what is required. No county chairman would look at Strauss and say: 'Sorry, I disagree with your views on red ball cricket.'

"He knows what needs to happen, and that enough is enough. The line in the sand with our white ball cricket was the 2015 World Cup and this is the moment for red ball cricket."

Michael Atherton also believes Strauss should be more involved at the ECB, but feels he should replace Harrison instead.

"Harrison is in the final stretch of a seven-year stint as chief executive, and is expected to leave within the next 12 months," Atherton wrote in the Times.

"Strauss is exceptionally capable and should be persuaded to take the job when Harrison goes. No one in English cricket is better qualified."

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