Alastair Cook has my 100% backing says Peter Moores
England coach Peter Moores still believes that Alastair Cook is the right man to lead to them in the World Cup and has his 100% backing. But Moores also said that he would sit down with the selectors and “review the series (Sri Lankan series) at the end as they always do”.
“For me, I think Alastair’s the right man to move us to the World Cup. But like most things, I’ll go into a room with the other selectors and we’ll talk about it. We’ll talk about our team. A lot’s happened over the last six ODIs, a lot of good has happened. Then we need to formulate that into a squad of 15 people who can go to Australia and be competitive for the World Cup. That’s what we’ve been working to and that doesn’t change.”
England lost the ODI series to Sri Lanka on December 13th, their 4th ODI series loss this year. Alastair Cook has been a big flop with the bat and in captaincy also. However, Peter Moores still believes that some strong performances can turn around the team’s fortunes leading to the World Cup.
Moores was quoted in saying:
“We’re trying to balance out the right team. Of course Alastair needs some runs but we’re trying to balance out an aggressive batting order, a side that can take wickets throughout and also play in an environment that’s great for young players to express themselves. We’ve got a lot of young players coming in to this team who are doing well.
“So you have to take all of those things into account, try and pick who you think is the best leader, the best team to be successful in Australia, the tri-series to build ourselves up to the World Cup. I’ll spend many hours thinking about it and we’ll discuss it with selectors and that’s my opinion at the moment.”
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