Japan Cricket Association troll England after embarrassing World Cup exit

Eoin Morgan's side were beaten by Bangladesh, ruling out any possibility of reaching the next phase

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England have endured a humiliating Cricket World Cup that today reached its lowest ebb.

They started the tournament by losing by a whopping 111 runs to old rivals Australia. They were then beaten by New Zealand and Sri Lanka - with a routine victory over Scotland in between.

Despite the string of dreadful displays, victories over cricketing minnows Bangladesh and Afghanistan would still see them into the quarter-finals, but even that was too difficult. A 15 run defeat to Bangladesh ensured a much earlier end to their tournament than had been hoped and expected.

But if that wasn't bad enough, Eoin Morgan and his side have also found themselves being trolled by the Japan Cricket Association.

Now Japan isn't a nation particularly known for playing cricket, proved by their absence from the 14 teams taking part in the World Cup. But England's early exit was seen as the perfect opportunity for them to get some practice against 'top' opposition.

The Japan Cricket Association tweeted: "Dear @ECB_cricket, this might not be a great time, but as there's room in your schedule, fancy a game in Japan on the way home?"


The defeat earlier today means England would indeed have the time - but based on current form, it seems unlikely they'd be keen to accept the invitation and with it risk yet another humiliation.