England head coach Matthew Mott and all-rounder Chris Woakes have quashed former England captain Eoin Morgan’s claims of ‘unsettlement’ in the England camp amid their poor run in the 2023 World Cup. Woakes said that they are still a tight-knit unit and still back each other as well. Notably, ahead of England’s game against India on Sunday, Morgan stated that he believes something is wrong with the team and added that their performance level in the 2023 World Cup has been quite shocking also.
Speaking to BBC Test Match Special, Woakes said: “I can firmly say that there is nothing wrong with the dressing room. We’re all still together. When you are on a tour of India, you spend a lot of time together and this group is certainly behind each other. That is the case. It’s hard to put your finger on it, if we knew what the answer was, we’d be doing it and we’d be playing a lot better than we are.”
However, England faced a 100-run loss to India on Sunday, making it their fifth loss in the tournament. They had earlier lost to New Zealand, Afghanistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka and placed at the last of the points table with only one win. Matthew Mott, meanwhile, added that Eoin Morgan could have his opinion and urged him to have a conversation with him.
He said, as quoted by BBC: “I can only say from my opinion the group’s been incredibly strong. Eoin’s entitled to his opinion and 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. I’ll certainly take that up with him and have a chat to him. We’ve got a really good relationship with him so if he’s seeing something I’m not I’ll definitely have that conversation.”