Former England captain Graham Gooch has rubbished Kevin Pietersen's views in his controversial autobiography about former coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior and also urged England players led by Alastair Cook to break their silence on the issue in a broader manner.
Former England skipper Bob Willis has said that he is amazed that skipper Alastair Cook has not consulted his mentor Graham Gooch since the Essex and England great was axed as the team`s batting coach three months ago.
Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen`s carefree attitude during the recent Ashes series had reportedly infuriated the management so much so that it led to a bust-up between captain Alastair Cook and batting coach Graham Gooch on the balcony.
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has accepted that players showed a lack of respect for both captain Alastair Cook and coach Andy Flower, showing a slip in discipline standards within the England team, resulting in a 5-0 Ashes thumping at the hands of Australia.
Joe Root and Ian Bell are the two candidates to replace Jonathan Trott at number three in the England batting order for this week`s second Ashes test in Adelaide, batting coach Graham Gooch said on Monday.