England choke in Chittagong

England choke in Chittagong

England's rollercoaster World Cup campaign continued as they lost by two wickets to co-hosts Bangladesh in Chittagong.

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Comments (73)

John Longley says...

Why don't the sky sports interviewers ask more challenging question at the post match interview? For instance yesterday the first comment was 'You can still qualify' when maybe it should have been' after three such poor performances against weaker nations do you think you deserve to qualify' Is Sky afraid of upsetting the England team maybe it's what they need to be made to explain poor tactics and captancy decisions but more importantly poor individual performances, shouldn't the inflated salaries that they receive entitle their supporters to answers to these fundamental questions. I suggest you get Bob Willis to conduct the post match interview as he is the only pundit that actually 'says it like it is' or even employ Geoff Boycott who will also make Andrew Strauss ahd others answer the difficult questions because at the moment Sky is wrapping the England team up in cotton wool no wonder they react like spoilt children when their poor performances are challenged by the other media; as they are just not used to it.

Posted 10:25 12th March 2011

Michael Slevin says...

In ref to A.Hall. I did not look it up on Wiki, Sussex are my County and Yardy has won many games for Sussex with the bat. I do not know how Yardy and Wright get in at all, but as he is there I think he could do as good a job as anyone else, without upsetting the middle order.

Posted 09:36 12th March 2011

Jim Mendoza says...

Poor poor cricket from England. Bangladesh is an ordinary side at best. They only know how to play one sort of cricket - and that is on slow low turning pitches. I am a west indian cricket fan and was shocked that the bangladesh fans reacted the way they did after their loss to WI. Imagine if we do the same to your team whenever you visit here next. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Posted 08:50 12th March 2011

Alan Wharton says...

Jimmy Anderson missing is family ( it was writen on his face) Peterson hernia Prior fast a sleep collinwood past it Bopara flatters to decieve Swann should be ashamed of his choldish tantrum(has he never practiced using a wet ball or can he only do it in perfect conditions? get a proper selection team like beefy gooch bumble athers and gower instead of this school playground(he brought the ball he must be picked) selection

Posted 08:49 12th March 2011

Hoosain Ismail says...

If Pakistan bad lost to Bangladesh and Ireland it would be match FIXING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 08:28 12th March 2011

Nadir Hossen says...

indian formar cricketer shidhu neglects bangladesh . Always he remarks rubbish about bangladesh cricket. As we know that shidhu used to drop out from indian team. He was a substanderd player. He not qualified to remark about bangladesh.

Posted 05:56 12th March 2011

Gt Thesaffa says...

HAHA, from one choker team to another. I feel your pain. Horrible performance England, absolutely shocking! Well done Bangladesh

Posted 05:22 12th March 2011

Michael Dexter says...

I am ashamed to admit being a follower of the England cricket team after the last 6-8 weeks since winning the Ashes. Oust Prior, Anderson, Collingwood and Yardy. Bring in Kieswetter, Tremlett, and Rashid. Why is it when get into a mess we always go backwards and never forward? Dont get me wrong, i like most of the players we have, but to be picked for a ODI Series, they should be picking not the ''has been good but in a rough patch'' players, but those who are performing. Why go into this tournament without the player who opened in the 20/20 World Cup, which we won? The best one day players in this country should include Rashid and Kieswetter. One a proven class player, the other a young potentially classy prospect with both bat and ball. Willis, Botham and Gooch for selectors!! Willis to look at bowlers, Botham to look at all-rounders, and Gooch at the batting. To head the selectors and chair the arguing (lol) Lord Gower or the team coach. Kick out the no-ideas except to go back idiots doing the job now. Keep Flower as coach.

Posted 05:12 12th March 2011

Akbar Hossain says...

I'm very proud and happy! Well done Bangladesh! I think our bowlers were very discipline and showed good patience with line and length in a typical slow track, but not a very big turning pitch. And our bowlers gave our batters the chance, though they almost threw away the chance. But thanks to a brilliant 9th wicket partnership we managed to win a memorable victory!

Posted 05:05 12th March 2011

Asad Uddin says...

I'm very happy with Bangladesh team performance,I Love Bangladesh,Joy bangla

Posted 02:43 12th March 2011

Asad Uddin says...

I'm very happy with Bangladesh team performance,I Love Bangladesh,Joy bangla

Posted 02:41 12th March 2011

Jamie Reid says...

As expected the English cricket team came off the rails as the speed of a TVG train.... To be the best team in the world you have to keep up the intensity.. After winning the ashes the English you haven't played..The excuse of playing 7 ODI after the Ashes is a lame excuse. Australia played the same amount of games and hasn't affected their form!!! I'm not a great fan of having one team for tests and one for one dayers, you should stay with your Ashes team In 1986/87 you won the Ashes, One Day Series and the BH America's Cup One Day tournament in Perth... Stay with the one day team and get Cook in the team..Best of luck but not much.....

Posted 02:16 12th March 2011

Jamie Reid says...

As expected the English cricket team came off the rails as the speed of a TVG train.... To be the best team in the world you have to keep up the intensity.. After winning the ashes the English you haven't played..The excuse of playing 7 ODI after the Ashes is a lame excuse. Australia played the same amount of games and hasn't affected their form!!! I'm not a great fan of having one team for tests and one for one dayers, you should stay with your Ashes team In 1986/87 you won the Ashes, One Day Series and the BH America's Cup One Day tournament in Perth... Stay with the one day team and get Cook in the team..Best of luck but not much.....

Posted 02:16 12th March 2011

Abkash Shrestha says...

if only there was another FREDDIE!

Posted 01:04 12th March 2011

Andy Singh says...

Firstly, a big congratulations to Bangladesh who thoroughly deserved the win. As for England, the main concern is the team - bowling figures from such key bowlers like Anderson and Broad have been a joke and below par batting performances from "proven" world class players would have made any fan look on in disgust. However, regardless of England's woeful all round performance, Bangladesh played out of their skin like any under dog in this David vs. Goliath match - once again, a big congratulations to them

Posted 00:32 12th March 2011

Stan Kerrigan says...

Has the Yorker gone out of English Cricket. Anderson would have to be the easiest bowler in world cricket to hit at the minute. It is hard to win games if you dont use some brains when bowling. YORKERS cant be hit to the boundry very often.

Posted 00:22 12th March 2011

Rob Riches says...

Johnny B: brilliant individual displays are not freakish ¿ it's exactly how cricket is set up: although a team game, the primary action centres around a mano-a mano contest between bowler and batsman, and a positive result very often hinges on a heroic performance by one or the other ¿ that's exactly why I like the game. It's been said in many quarters that English bowlers strive for the killer ball every time, without recourse to strategy requiring patience or cooperation with the fields that have been set with their very own input. It's the same with the batsmen: they all know how to do their best, but all is abandoned in a rush of blood to the ego: it's been going on for some years, and until 'growing up' is included in the training and preparation of top cricketers, it¿s likely to continue for some time.

Posted 23:53 11th March 2011

Chris G says...

Could someone please explain to me how Collingwood was thrown right back into the lineup? Last match against South Africa we were told Collingwood was left out because of his lack of form and also he was carrying an injury. So why was he selected for this match? what did they expect to change in one weeks time? Granted this is not the main problem with England cricket at the moment but it is part of it. Until England is prepared to start selecting players purely based on their performances and not based on friendships or what you've done in years past we will continue to see these embarrassing outcomes. England had no business losing or even getting into any sort of position where they could lose. I understand there was a dew issue but everyone knew there would be and that doesn't explain bowling short and wide ball after ball! Granted if our so-called batsmen would do their jobs the bowlers would have a far easier time of it. Why did Prior get moved right back up to the number 2 spot when he hasn't had one successful outing in that spot? Why didn't Morgan get slotted in at number 2? he was just brought back into the side and I'd bet anyone he would do a much better job than Prior. Strauss needs to find some consistency with the bat himself, one score every 5 matches is not going to cut it. Last question why does the England team always seem to underestimate teams like Netherlands, Ireland, Bangladesh, or even Scotland? they always come out against these nations like a win is just going to happen and they don't actually have to work for it. You would think after being embarrassed countless times in countless matches they would figure out that no one is going to roll over for you and just gift you a victory. Sure KP and Broad are out with injuries but that is no excuse for others not to do their jobs! No disrespect to Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland, or the Netherlands teams intended.

Posted 23:49 11th March 2011

Wayne Murray says...

I think it is time for England to start throwing new passports to potentially promising talent in the colonies ~ the current English, South African, Irish) Hybrid set up, is just not working anymore ~ Well Done Bangladesh.......

Posted 22:44 11th March 2011

Fiona Baanah-jones says...

England's bowling and fielding was one sided and had lack of talent and creative. These people must be having a hard time in the Indian subcontient because of their poor results. they were good last year but this year was bad

Posted 22:23 11th March 2011

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