Hampshire: Michael Vaughan hails 'incredible Ageas Bowl venue'

The Ageas Bowl

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has hailed the Ageas Bowl as the best ground for international day-night cricket in the country.

England face Australia on Monday at the home of Hampshire cricket in the deciding one-day match of the series.

And Vaughan is full of praise for the work that has gone into redeveloping the venue.

"It's a magnificent ground," Vaughan told BBC Radio Solent. "Rod Bransgrove has delivered a incredible venue."

Hampshire chairman Bransgrove hopes the venue will be chosen to host games at the 2019 World Cup, as well as an Ashes fixture the same year.

But Vaughan believes while one is likely, the other will be more difficult.

"In terms of one-day cricket and particularly day-night cricket it is the best venue in the country," he said.

"There is so much competition for Ashes Tests from the historic grounds that it is hard to spread it around.

"But as a venue for delivering one-day cricket the Ageas Bowl is the best in the country."