Former India captain Rahul Dravid, ‘The Wall’, feels that England have given themselves the best chance to succeed at the upcoming World Cup with the sacking of Alastair Cook as captain. Although team England is not being counted among the top runners for winning the World Cup but Eion Morgan will defiantly try hard to make a mark.
It is worthwhile to highlight that Cook was sacked as captain and dropped from the squad, after waiting for 12 months that yielded almost no success with the bat. During his regime, England also never won any ODI series in 2014 and thereafter he was sacked on the eve of the World Cup squad announcement. In fact, many of the experts had foreseen that Cook’s ouster became inevitable. Batsman Eoin Morgan appeared more dynamic to the selectors and he was appointed to lead the side.
Dravid, who is one of the most experienced cricketer and also an expert on cricket, realizes that although the selectors took their time in making the decision, eventually the most eligible one was made and that can only benefit the team moving forward.
Former India batsman Dravid, speaking on ESPN cricinfo’s preview for the World Cup show, Contenders, said: “They tried to give him every single opportunity to try and correct that because they believe he was the right leader to take England into the World Cup.”
Expressing the reasons behind this, Dravid defines “But his form was not good enough to warrant a place in the playing eleven. There were others exciting players. It was almost changing the way England plays cricket to suit one person and try and get him into the playing eleven. They hoped that he would get into good form. But once it did not happen, they made the change. Better late than never. It would have been really difficult for them to go into a World Cup with the captain in such poor form.”