March 16, 2011

ICC World Cup 2011

Tiredness not an excuse for England

Siddhartha Talya

England have not been good enough, discipilined enough and clinical enough in their World Cup campaign, writes Dominic Cork in the Independent.

I don't think you can blame tiredness after a long winter away for England's shortcomings. We are talking about professional cricketers, playing at the highest level, but the end product has been very disappointing because they are a much better side than has been apparent up to now.

The million dollar question is why England, who were on such a high after their Ashes triumph, have been unable to rise to the occasion on the sub-continent.

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