ICC World Cup: Even Japan and Malaysia cricket boards troll 'minnow' England

Mar 09, 2015, 20:56 IST | A Correspondent

With England being knocked out of the 2015 World Cup after losing to Bangladesh by 15 runs on Monday, even Japan, ranked 37th in the world, takes a dig at the English cricket team on Twitter

Adelaide: With England being knocked out of the 2015 Cricket World Cup on Monday after their defeat to Bangladesh by 15 runs at Adelaide, various former cricketer and even cricket boards are taking to Twitter to troll the ECB and the cricket team.

Even Japan Cricket Association, with Japan ranked 37th in the world, took a dig at the English cricket team after thier humiliating exit from the World Cup.

"Well done Bangladesh! England pathetic! When are we going to pick the selectors to pick a team for the one-day format? Time for change." - Ex-England all-rounder Ian Botham.

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England's batsman Chris Jordan (C) fails to make his ground and is run-out during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Bangladesh and England at the Adelaide Oval on Monday. Pic/AFP

"Eng had the wrong team, the wrong style of play & everyone could see it tonight's result not a shock, I feel for Morgan, coach is in trouble." - Former Australia great Shane Warne

"DO NOT SAY WE HAVENT PRIORITISED ODI CRICKET! We played a back-to-back Ashes to make sure England played 6 months of ODI's before this WC!" - Exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen.

"I CANNOT BELIVE THIS! I JUST CANNOT! But, well done Bangladesh! You deserved it! #ENGvBAN." - Pietersen

"Congratulations @BCBtigers showed great fight & composure under immense pressure. #CWC15." Ex-Australia all-rounder Tom Moody

"Well done Bangladesh. That was some very mature cricket. Rubel showed how to bowl at the death ; full & straight & 19yr old Taskin Congrats." Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop

"Dear @ECB_cricket, this might not be a great time, but as there's room in your schedule, fancy a game in Japan on the way home? #challenge." - Japan Cricket Association

When can we play @ECB_cricket? - Malaysian Cricket Association

"WTF....... I am lost for bloody words....." - Former England captain Michael Vaughan.

"I'm currently #1 in the UK, India, Australia, NZ and SA, and am available to either captain or manage the England cricket team - or both." - author Jeffrey Archer.

JUST IN | Bangladesh has avoided embarrassment, holding off a brave challenge from World Cup minnow England by 15 runs in Adelaide.- Australian radio station 3AW.

England's early exit from the World Cup will add the argument by cricket fans that 34-year-old Kevin Pietersen was 'unfairly' dumped from the England team last year after a career during which he played 104 Tests and scored 23 centuries and was intrumental in them lifting the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Trophy.

Television host Piers Morgan, one of KP's most vocal supporters, lashed out at coach Peter Moores and ECB managing director Paul Downton. He demanded they resign and the board bring back Kevin Pietersen.

"What an absolute disgrace. Downton & Moores have dragged English cricket into the sporting sewer with their petty, clueless incompetence... I want Downton & Moores sacked today & Kevin Pietersen restored to the team. This farce just reached its true, hideous nadir. #BringBackKP"

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