We will have to look at the data. As this quote hit the airwaves it was said to sum up England's backward and stuttering performance at the 2015 World Cup. It didn't matter that Peter Moores, the coach at the time, had been misheard—he said he would look at it later. The narrative of a team held back by too much information had taken hold. But this was not the first time England had struggled in cricket's premier event. England's history with one-day cricket is a troubled one. Despite inventing the limited-overs game more than 50 years ago, they have never won the World Cup. 28 Days’ Data tells the story of England at every World Cup since 1992, speaking with those that were there and the journalists that covered their efforts to pick through the remains. With interviews from England captains, players, and coaches, this is the definitive take on England's failed attempts to be world beaters in the shortest forms of the game—and whether things might finally be about to change.
About the Author
Peter Miller is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Second XI: Cricket in Its Outposts. He writes for ESPNCricinfo, All Out Cricket, The Cricketer, and Cricket365, and produces and presents The Geek & Friends podcast. Dave Tickner is a sub-editor, cricket writer, and tipster for Sporting Life. He has also written on English cricket and football for Sky Sports, Sky Bet, Football365, Cricket365 and TEAMtalk. He has covered every Ashes Test since 2006, as well as the last three World Cups.