Following England’s sixth defeat in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, a disheartening 100-run loss to host nation India, head coach Mott addressed the media.
Mott Responds to Morgan’s Comments
Mott was specifically questioned about the remarks made by Eoin Morgan, the former World Cup-winning captain for England. Morgan had suggested that there might be underlying issues contributing to England’s unusual performance in the tournament, stating, “I think there’s something else going on – there has to be.”
However, Mott disagreed with Morgan’s assessment. He stated, “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 to him.”
Mott’s Confidence in Team Unity
Mott expressed his confidence in the team’s unity, despite the disappointing results. He said, “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.”
England’s World Cup Hopes
Although England’s defense of their World Cup title is not mathematically over, their chances are slim. With five losses from six matches in India, it would require an extraordinary turnaround for this group of players to reach the final four.
Upcoming Match Against Australia
Mott and his team are set to face Australia in their next match, which will take place in Ahmedabad next Saturday.