Former test bowler Jason Gillespie has returned home to coach the Adelaide Strikers in Australia`s domestic Twenty20 league, dashing speculation the Yorkshire mentor might succeed England coach Peter Moores.
As they head to a dead rubber on Friday, Afghanistan coach Andy Moles on Thursday expressed his sympathy for Peter Moores, saying the England coach was let down by his players during their disastrous cricket World Cup campaign.
Assistant coach Paul Farbrace has suggested the problem with England`s woeful World Cup campaign isn`t that they`ve used too many statistics but too few as he admitted losing to Afghanistan would be "horrendous".
Former England Test batsman Mark Butcher believes his country’s early cricket World Cup exit is just the beginning of what he expects will be an "absolutely dreadful" year for coach Peter Moores' side.
Under-fire England held their first news conference since being knocked out of the World Cup on Wednesday with inexperienced all-rounder Chris Jordan handed the responsibility of addressing the media on behalf of the squad.
England coach Peter Moores is confident his beleaguered team will rise to the occasion in Monday`s must-win World Cup clash against Bangladesh, saying the players were "excited" by the challenge ahead.