Ashes 2017: Not the right time to debate over Cook and Broad's future, says Peter Moores

England has lost the Ashes urn to Australia.

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England veterans Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad have been under the scanner due to their poor form in the ongoing five-Tests in Australia after the touring side relinquished the Ashes title to the hosts on Monday.

Both Cook and Broad have yet to make an impact in the series so far, continually struggling to find their rhythm, which promoted many to debate the future of senior players, especially after England’s heavy defeat of an innings and 41-runs in the third Ashes Test at the WACA Ground in Perth.

However, former England head coach Peter Moores believes it is the wrong time to debate the future of senior players, likes of Cook, Broad and Moeen Ali, who have served England brilliantly for a long time.

As per the Nottingham Post, Moores said, “It's the wrong time to talk about people's careers in the raw emotion of a heavy defeat, especially when it comes to people who have served England brilliantly for a long time. They're very good players. We all have good and bad times.”

He concluded by saying, “You look at Moeen Ali. He's not had the series he would want, but for the previous 18 months, he was brilliant. You shouldn't analyze things like that so immediately. It doesn't work that way. You take a measured view. Unless you're on the inside you don't know where players are at.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 21 Dec, 2017

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