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Vaughan: Warne is most missed

Vaughan: Warne is most missed

Former Ashes winning captain Michael Vaughan has described Australian spin bowler Shane Warne as the 'most missed cricketer of any generation' in the latest Lord's Podcast.

You can't replace him for Australia

The 2005 Ashes winning captain - when asked who the best player he ever played against, ahead of the second Investec Test match at the Home of Cricket, said the 43-year-old former Australia bowler is irreplaceable.

"Shane Warne is the most missed cricketer of any generation," Vaughan said.

"You can't replace him for Australia.

"He brought so much more to spin bowling, he made it into a trend. He was the 'wow' factor. He scored runs, took catches, got front and back page headlines.

"The one player I'd always pick in my World XI would be Warne."

The Lord's Podcast Ashes Special is available to listen to and download via Soundcloud, iTunes and this website.

Vaughan - who played 82 Test matches for England and was the first captain to win an Ashes series since Mike Gatting, when his side overcame Australia 2-1 in 2005 - also chatted about Don Bradman's love of music, the '05 series victory and where he thinks this series will be lost and won.

Following the first Test at Trent Bridge which was threatened to be marred by controversy surrounding the Decision Review System, Vaughan, who is currently commentating for BBC Test Match Special and Channel 5, defended the system resolutely.

"I think you have to use it well. In the last Test match it was proven England were very clever, they know how to use it. They use it for the howler and the bad decision, they don't use it for the marginal [decision]."

He added: "I like technology in the game, I like the drama it brings."

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