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England captain Eoin Morgan has admitted that getting knocked out of the World Cup “this early is unbelievably disappointing”.
Morgan’s comments come after England were beaten by Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The only match England did win was against Scotland.
“To get knocked out of a World Cup this early is unbelievably disappointing,” Morgan told Sky Sports. “We have picked guys who can play a brand of cricket that if we performed we could win this World Cup but ultimately we haven’t performed.
“I’m gutted at the moment. We’ve struggled and fought away since we arrived here.
“One of our big things was to fight quite hard and to try and get through to the quarter-finals and then from there fight our way through the last three games but obviously that’s not meant to be.
“It ultimately comes down to performance and today was an example of where some of our guys performed but we didn’t perform as a unit and we’ve done it for quite a while now.
“Since we’ve landed in Australia we’ve tried to address that problem but it hasn’t worked.
“Our expectations are a lot higher than the way we’ve performed so that’s extremely disappointing. There’ll be an inquest over the next few weeks as to what happened and what went wrong and then we’ll go from there.”
England’s final World Cup match will be against Afghanistan on March 13 in Sydney.