Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Harry Brook still has a lot to prove and he shouldn’t be given the multi-year central contracts list directly. Vaughan also slammed the idea of multi-year contracts, as England cricket has always had only one contract as well. To restrict the threat of franchise teams across the globe offering players year-long deals, England Cricket has introduced multi-year contracts recently as well. However, the players have been divided into three categories based on their choice to participate in a specific format as well.
In his column for The Telegraph, he wrote: “How you can have 29 on contracts with some on three years, some on two, others on one, and three on incremental deals? For years English cricket has had one contract. Harry Brook has just come into the system and landed a three-year contract. I can’t have that. He has still got a massive point to prove. I totally disagree with three-year deals. Let them sign multi-year franchise contracts if they want because players will always want to play for England, and if they don’t, fine, pick someone who does.”
However, Harry Brook has played some important knocks for England recently in Tests and T20Is and got a three-year contract alongside Joe Root and Mark Wood. However, his numbers are not impressive in ODIs, averaging 25.10 in 10 ODIs with two fifties only as well.
“English cricket is scared of the players now. There is no England player who is going to suddenly disappear and not want to play in Ashes or World Cups, so stand up to them. They might land commercial deals in the IPL but the reason they are playing in the IPL in the first place is because they have done well for their country. There are very few IPL deals that come on the back of domestic performances,” he concluded.