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has been backed to be more aggressive than Cook ENGLAND coach Peter Moores insists the decision to remove Alastair Cook as one-day captain felt like “the right thing to do”.
And he believes Eoin Morgan will inspire a more aggressive approach at the World Cup.
England fly to Australia today without Cook, who was sacked three weeks ago and removed from the squad after a miserable run of form.
“It was a tough one on Alastair. He got every opportunity to get himself on the plane and he committed totally to that,” said Moores. “It was a tough decision and it’s time for us to move on and for Alastair to refocus.
“He’s got a huge role in the Test side this year and he has a clear focus over the next few months now to prepare himself and the team.” We have the right people on the plane and we have to go there now and perform.”
Moores refutes claims that the intense scrutiny on Cook’s position had been a burden on the rest of the team, but admitted other players were being overshadowed.
There is hope that Morgan will bring a bolder strategy to the side and Moores revealed that the new skipper will have a big say in the line-up that starts the World Cup against Australia on February 14.
“That change of mindset has already happened,” Moores said.