London, Jan 23 ANI | 11 months ago

As England prepares to play Australia in the fourth one-day international at the Waca in Perth on Friday, bowling coach David Saker has accepted his share of responsibility for some bad performances during ongoing Australia tour.

After losing the ODI series, the prospect of a record-equalling 10th straight international defeat is looming.

Saker said he felt responsible for what has happened because that's my job really, to get bowlers playing well for England and that hasn't worked the right way.

He resisted the suggestion that Finn has been overburdened by conflicting advice, pointing out that input from different coaches is part of being a professional sportsman, The Guardian reports.

There have been reports England's bowling coach may have reason to fear for his job, with Richard Johnson of Middlesex talked up as a replacement, and Saker accepts he will be judged on his results.

Saker is also prepared to admit that selection for the tour may have been flawed.

Fourth ODI at Perth might be England's best chance on this tour of ending the 132 days since their last victory in the fourth one-day international in Cardiff in September.

(Posted on 24-01-2014)

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