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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 April 2007, 12:16 GMT 13:16 UK
Graveney backs under-fire Vaughan
Michael Vaughan
Vaughan's top score in the event has been 45 against Canada
Chairman of selectors David Graveney says captain Michael Vaughan is not in danger of being left out by England.

Vaughan has yet to record a fifty in seven matches in the World Cup thus far and has made four single figure scores.

"He is the captain in both forms of the game," Graveney said. "He has been honest about his form but is a quality player and will look to turn it round."

Regarding Duncan Fletcher's future, he said: "He is an outstanding coach and continues to do an outstanding job."

Graveney, who has been chairman for 10 years, admits the team have failed to perform to their potential in the competition.

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"We have certainly got to play better than we have in the past," he said. "That is not to say we cannot.

"I have watched the guys practice over the last three or four weeks all over the Caribbean and practice-wise, they all look in good form."

There have been widespread calls for Andrew Flintoff to be moved to the top of the batting order in the key match with South Africa on Tuesday.

Flintoff has made only 72 runs in five innings from the middle order but Graveney and Fletcher are seemingly reluctant to make changes with their talismanic all-rounder.

"We have to be flexible - most sides are trying to be flexible but I don't see anything quite so dramatic," Graveney said.



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