Can­ning Cook was the right thing to do, says Moores

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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.

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