Vaughan says Moores is under serious pressure.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says coach Peter Moores is now under serious pressure after the Three Lions’ poor performances at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
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Moores’ men have been beaten convincingly by both Australia and New Zealand so far in the tournament and Vaughan now believes that the 52-year-old’s job is under threat.
“If England fail to reach the quarter-final stage of the World Cup then big questions will have to be asked about whether the right people are running the team,” the ex skipper wrote in his Telegraph column.
“Peter is not stupid. He will know that the Scotland game and the next four matches are massive in his second tenure as coach. You don’t get long second time around. His first stint was not a success and the second time hasn’t been so far either.
“Peter simply has to start winning games, qualify for the quarter-final and start competing because at the moment it is abject.”
The English face Scotland in their next match on Sunday in a game that they are clear favourites to win despite the fact they have been so bad in the competition.
The way the World Cup is split into two Pools means that even though Eoin Morgan’s side have lost twice they should still qualify if they beat the Scots, Afghanistan and Bangladesh – although in their current form that is hardly a formality.