ENGLAND’S limited-overs coach Ashley Giles believes he would be strong enough to lead the Test side if offered the role by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Defeat to South Africa over the weekend means England’s final Twenty20 World Cup match today against Netherlands is a dead rubber. Yet Giles remains bullish.
“I led Warwickshire for five years and had to make some tough decisions and made them. If I don’t make those tough calls, people above me will make those judgements on me,” Giles said.
England have won only one of their three Twenty20 games, but yesterday Australia crashed out of the tournament with an even worse record, losing by 73 runs to India – a third consecutive defeat.
Meanwhile in the women’s tournament, England comfortably beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets yesterday to move into the semi-finals, set for Thursday and Friday.