Moores numbed by World Cup exit

England, who now face a dead rubber against Afghanistan on Friday, were dismissed for 260 as they tried to chase down a target of 276.

???You just feel hollow if I am being honest, I???m very, very disappointed. We haven???t played well enough we have just got to accept that,??? Moores said.

???You just don???t know what to say or what to feel really. You just feel like you have let people down I suppose ??? that is the main emotion.???

Moores, now in his second spell as head coach, believes England ultimately paid the price for a lack of experience in the squad.

???We haven’t got a settled team,” he said. “We’ve lost two key players at the top of our order (Cook and) Jonathan Trott was the number three, we’ve lost some players and we accept that, we don’t make an excuse of it.

“We tried to find what we think are the best players to get into that team. Gary Balance is a very good one-day player, we felt that was the right decision. He didn’t play well enough, Alex Hales got his go today.

“There was no obvious team to pick because they’re young players, they haven’t played a lot of cricket. We’ve got nine guys who haven’t been to a World Cup before. That’s the reality of it.

“You make your choice, you pick the side you think is the best team, which we did, and we have to accept they didn’t play well enough.

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