Trott’s out, now Cook under fire
ENGLISH cricket looks set for a major shake-up after it’s latest cock-up saw them lose to a “mediocre” West Indies side.
Batsman Jonathan Trott has announced his retirement from Tests after a shocking run in the Caribbean — and it looks like he won’t be the only one hanging up his boots.
Team boss Peter Moores is also coming under intense pressure to fall on his sword before this summer’s Ashes series that insiders fear could be a bloodbath.
And there are whispers about Alastair Cook as captain too. England were shocking in the final Test against the Windies, falling to a comprehensive defeat against a side that has been struggling badly in recent years.
The Three Lions look woefully weak in the batting department and are still relying on a creaking James Anderson with the ball.
They seemingly can’t find a spinner worth the name and there’s a desperate search for someone to open the batting with Alastair Cook. has put his size nines into the debate about England’s future by blasting skipper Cook.
Boycs, hardly known for his captaincy prowess himself, says the left-hander needs a reality check.
He raged: “Cook acts as if he is the best captain England have ever had.
He is living in cloudcuckoo land about his captaincy ability. He thinks he is untouchable.”
And Boycott isn’t relishing the prospect of Andrew Strauss taking the job of manager of England cricket.
He added: “If that is the best that Tom Harrison, the chief executive, can come up with, God help us.
“Why? Because Cook calls him ‘Straussy’, they opened the innings together for a long time, are best mates, shared dressing rooms.
“So Cook will be safe and captain forever, as will some other players Strauss played alongside. He is too close to the players.”