England coach Matthew Mott and all-rounder Chris Woakes have denied ideas by former captain Eoin Morgan that dressing room points are behind their poor World Cup outcomes.
Morgan, who led the workforce to 2019 World Cup success, stated his former facet had been “positively unsettled”.
Requested about these feedback, Mott stated: “I do not assume that in any respect. We’re an extremely tight-knit unit.”
Woakes added: “We’re all working arduous collectively, there isn’t any cliques.”
Holders England are backside of the 10-team desk after shedding 5 out of their six matches to date, with their newest defeat a 100-run thrashing by hosts India in Lucknow on Sunday which places them getting ready to elimination.
Talking earlier than the India loss, Morgan instructed Sky Sports activities he had “by no means come throughout a sports activities workforce that has underperformed like this England workforce” and morale should be the “lowest that it has been for a substantial time period”.
“There’s one thing throughout the workforce that’s positively unsettled,” added the 37-year-old, who retired from worldwide cricket in June 2022.
“I have never been impressed in any respect actually. And I do not wash with the concept of each participant being off form. I believe that’s an unacceptable excuse. That’s an unrealistic get out or throwaway remark. I believe there’s one thing else happening – there needs to be.”
Responding to Morgan’s feedback at a information convention after the sport Mott, who led the white-ball workforce to T20 World Cup success in his native Australia final 12 months, stated: “I can solely say from my opinion the group’s been extremely sturdy.
“Eoin’s entitled to his opinion and he is clearly been away for a few weeks with the start of his little one. He hasn’t been in and across the rooms.
“I am going to definitely take that up with him and have a chat to him. We have a extremely good relationship with him so if he is seeing one thing I am not I am going to positively have that dialog.”
Woakes stated the gamers might have been responsible of “attempting too arduous” however dismissed discuss of issues behind the scenes.
“I can firmly say that there’s nothing fallacious with the dressing room,” the 34-year-old instructed BBC Check Match Particular.
“We’re all nonetheless collectively. When you’re on a tour of India, you spend a number of time collectively and this group is definitely behind one another. That’s the case.
“It is arduous to place your finger on it, if we knew what the reply was, we would be doing it and we would be taking part in lots higher than we’re.”