Moores “desperate” to stay England coach Moores “desperate” to stay England coach

England coach Peter Moores hopes to remain in the job despite his team being knocked out in the first round of the World Cup after a 15-run defeat to Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday.

England lost four of their five matches in Pool A and now face a dead tie against Afghanistan in Sydney on Friday before flying home.

“I want to carry on desperately,” said Moores when asked if he was enjoying the job and wanted to continue in it.

He indicated it was up to the England and Wales Cricket Board to decide his future.

“It’s certainly not my decision. I hope I will stay,” he said. “I am here to try and make a difference. We have a lot of work to do in one-day cricket, there is no doubt about that.

“We have not played well enough in this tournament all the way through. That’s something we have to look at.”

England, chasing Bangladesh’s 275 for seven in the must-win tie, were dismissed for 260 in the penultimate over.

Moores said he was disappointed at the loss because the target of 276 was gettable on the good batting wicket at the Adelaide Oval.

“It’s a game we felt we should have won,” he said. “We should have chased 275 and we did not do it. We have to take that on the chin.”

Moores hoped Eoin Morgan will continue as the one-day captain despite the early World Cup ouster.

Morgan was out for a third-ball nought on Monday — his fifth duck in his last 11 ODI innings.

“I think Eoin is a fine one-day cricketer,” the coach said. “He has had a tough start as a captain but I think he’s got real potential as a captain.

“But ultimately it is going to be about making decisions of how we are moving forward and what we’re going to do.”

“We make no excuses. I think the players know what they need to do, but they have not always done that. We’ve paid the penalty by being out of the tournament.” -AFP

  • Umar Jamil

    March 27, 2015 #1 Author

    Moores, was sacked at the start of 2009 after Kevin Pietersen’s attempted coup against him, was hailed as the ‘outstanding coach of his generation’ by managing director Paul Downton when he reappointed him.

    Yet England crashed out at the first hurdle of a World Cup which was designed to try to guarantee that the top eight teams reached the quarter-finals.

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