The head coach Matthew Mott backs the side as Eoin Morgan critics the side for their defeat against India in the World Cup 2023.
Matthew Mott hits back on Eoin Morgan’s Criticism
England lost their match against India with a 100-run difference on October 29 at Lucknow Stadium. It was their fifth defeat out of six matches they have played so far in the World Cup tournament.
Winning the toss, England chose to bowl where Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill opened the innings while Willey opened the bowling attack. With the dismissal of Shubman Gill for 9 runs by Woakes, Virat Kohli was sent out on a duck by Willey.
The dismissal of Shreyas Iyer for 4 runs was a big setback for the side as India was down to the last seven wickets scoring only 40 runs. Rohit Sharma was impressive during the match as he scored 87 runs on 101 deliveries which included 10 fours and 3 sixes and was dismissed by Adil Rashid.
KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav helped the side with their 39 and 49 scores but were dismissed by Willey. Other batters were sent out with low figures as they were dismissed by England bowlers.
Willey dismissed three wickets while Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid dismissed two wickets each. By the end of 50 overs, Indian scored 229 runs losing 9 wickets with Siraj yet to bat.
With a target of 230, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan opened the innings while India’s ace Pacer Jasprit Bumrah opened the bowling attack. Dawid Malan scored 16 runs while Joe Root was sent out with a golden duck by Bumrah.
With the dismissal of Stokes for a duck, England was down to three wickets scoring 33 runs by the end of the 8th over. Jonny Bairstow scored 14 runs and was dismissed by Shami.
Other batters were sent out at regular intervals by intense bowling attacks from Indian bowlers. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone for 10 and 27 runs. By the end, England was folded for 129 runs losing all 10 wickets in the 35th over.
The former England World Cup-winning Morgan said, “I think there’s something else going on – there has to be,” when discussing England’s poor performance in the tournament.
On this occasion, the head coach Matthew Mott said, “Eoin’s entitled to his opinion. He’s obviously been away for a couple of weeks with the birth of his child. He hasn’t been in and around the rooms, but I’ll certainly take that up with him and have a chat with him.
“We’ve got a really good relationship with him. So, if he’s seeing something that I’m not, I’ll definitely have that conversation.
“I think anyone that’s inside our tent at the moment would say that despite our results, we’re an incredibly tight-knit unit – to the point where Dave Humphries, who’s a former rugby international, was flabbergasted just how tight the unit was when he came in for a week to observe us.”
India is scheduled to play in the 29th World Cup match against England on October 29 at Lucknow Stadium.
England will be playing their next World Cup match against Australia on November 4 at Narendra Modi Stadium.