Joe Root is decided to stay England captain and switch their type round after one other Check loss led to requires him to resign.
Again in January, Root recommitted himself to the job after a 4-0 thrashing within the Ashes and declared himself the very best man to steer the workforce into a brand new period.
However that chapter has veered astray on the first flip after the vacationers had been crushed by 10 wickets within the sequence decider in Grenada.
With two largely optimistic attracts beneath their belt in Antigua and Barbados, England got here unstuck on the pivotal second as a meagre second-innings complete of 120 all out left the hosts chasing simply 28 to safe the newly minted Richards-Botham Trophy.
The statistics are trending in a dispiriting path for Root, who has now overseen only one win in his final 17 Exams and has did not take a sequence in his previous 5 makes an attempt.
After 5 years and a file 64 video games in cost, the Yorkshireman’s future might in the end lie with two individuals who have but to be appointed – the incoming director of cricket and the following Check coach – however his personal want stays undimmed.
“I’m very keen about taking this workforce ahead. I made that fairly clear forward of this recreation and that’s not going to waver,” he mentioned.
“I feel I’ve spoken fairly sufficient on the topic if I am being trustworthy. As at all times, you utilize the individuals round you that you simply belief and that is been the case since I took the function on.
“I am unable to management any of that (off-field recruitment). All I can management is, when having the chance to steer this workforce, throwing the whole lot at it. I am going to do something I can to assist England win. That is not going to alter.
“I do not suppose it is ever in your fingers, however I really feel just like the group are very a lot behind me. We’re doing loads of actually good issues and we simply want to show that into outcomes now.
“I do know it is a results-based enterprise however it doesn’t really feel like we’re far-off from turning outcomes.
“We have now to handle what occurred right here, however to not focus too closely on it. We have now to make use of the dialog about what occurred in first two video games to drive us ahead.
“For majority of this sequence we performed a lot good cricket and made large strides ahead as a workforce. We confirmed enhancements in quite a few totally different areas however two-and-a half periods of unhealthy cricket has actually allow us to down.”