London: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan is again expected to be top of the agenda when selectors meet immediately after Christmas to choose the squad for the tour to the West Indies.
Vaughan resigned from his post in tears earlier this summer following South Africa"s victory in the third Test at Edgbaston, claiming the pressure of leading the side and attempting to recapture his form had become too much to handle, The Independent reported.
He was to be selected for tour to India, but after scoring only 43 runs in four championship innings at the end of the summer, he made himself unavailable.
Vaughan"s knowledge, experience and ability - when in form - will almost certainly ensure National Selector Geoff Miller and selectors Ashley Giles and James Whitaker discuss him before announcing the squad on December 29.
Vaughan and Middlesex batsman Owais Shah, who excelled during the 5-0 one-day hammering in India, but failed to win a place for the Test series, could both benefit from Ian Bell"s failure to score in recent months.
Many critics believe Shah, renowned for his ability to play spin, should have been preferred for the Test series in India but England again decided to keep faith with Bell and retained him at number three.