Am gutted. Michael Vaughan has resigned as England test captain. What a player and what a captain. On top form few are better, plus he fought so hard to get fit. However, runs and wins are what count, and he simply hasn’t scored the runs he needed to. Add to that we’ve just been beaten by the South Africans – we’re going to have to improve about 500% to even compete with the Aussies next year.

Here’s hoping that with the weight of captaincy lifted he can rediscover the golden form that took him to the top of the rankings some years ago.

Sky Sports news reckons Kevin Pietersen is going to get the captain’s job – for both test and one-dayers (as Collingwood has got the boot resigned). Its a gamble, will he rise to the challenge? I reckon that Cook would’ve been a better bet.