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England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles has hinted he is ready to wield the axe, after admitting he has some ‘tough decisions’ to make.
Giles was speaking after England again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Adelaide as Australia won the fifth and final one-day international by five runs.
England let a similar winning situation slip through their grasp in Brisbane and Giles admits things could have been a whole lot different had they managed to see those two matches out.
However they didn’t, and after overseeing a 4-1 series defeat and with the World Cup on the horizon, Giles has hinted at the need for change.
England team director Andy Flower spoke of a new era following the Ashes whitewash and Giles has hinted at something similar following an equally poor ODI series.
Ravi Bopara has come in for some heavy criticism after failing to see England home in Adelaide, but he may not be the only one in line for the chop.
“You would pretty much say you are going to get over the line and we generally talk about taking it deep,” Giles said.
“You do not have to win it in the 45th over which at one point it looked like we might. We just have to win the game.
“Ravi will be disappointed because he has not had the best series with the bat but with all these guys we try and build and move forward.
“We all have hard decisions to make. There might be some tough selection decisions.”