Unbelievably disappointing to be knocked out: Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan Adelaide, March 9 - A dejected England skipper Eoin Morgan on Monday said it is "unbelievably disappointing" that they crash ...
Adelaide, March 9 - A dejected England skipper Eoin Morgan on Monday said it is "unbelievably disappointing" that they crashed out of the World Cup after losing to Bangladesh in their fifth World Cup Pool A game at Adelaide Oval.
Needing a win to stay alive in the contest, England began well with both bat and ball but lost the game by a mere 15-run margin.
"Pretty poor to be knocked out this early from a World Cup. Unbelievably disappointing. We bowled reasonably well, but we couldn't quite match it up with the bat. I can't pick where it went wrong. I am gutted at the moment," said Morgan, who once again failed to get off the mark.
Chasing a formidable total of 275 for seven, England were bowled out in the penultimate over of the match as Bangladesh medium pacer Rubel Hossain (4/53) clean bowled tail-ender James Anderson with a yorker.
The skipper said his team tried addressing the problems but could not rectify them. He added he didn't know what is in store for the future, but they will definitely look back at the performances and ponder on what went wrong.
"It ultimately comes down to the performance, and some of them did, but not all of us as a unit. We have tried to address the problem, but obviously it hasn't worked. Our expectations were higher than the way we performed, so it is obviously disappointing," he said.
"No idea what will happen from here. Again, there will be an inquest over the next few weeks to see what went wrong, and then we will go from there," he added.
In their last inconsequential group game, England will face minnows Afghanistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 13.