Australia press revel in England World Cup exit

Bangers and mashed. Credit: PA

If England's early World Cup exit was not hard enough to stomach then look away now because the Australian media has found rich entertainment in poking fun at Eoin Morgan's beleaguered men.

The 15-run defeat to Bangladesh that sealed England's fate in Adelaide was their fourth defeat in five games at a forgettable World Cup and means they will fly home after their now meaningless final group game against Afghanistan on Friday.

'Cheerio chaps: Poms are bangers and mashed' was the back-page headline that greeted the England squad when they landed in Sydney on Tuesday.

If coach Peter Moores and his team dared pick up a copy of the Daily Telegraph they were certainly reminded, in no uncertain terms, how well an English failure is regarded in the Antipodes.

"England have been utterly embarrassing," the story opined before throwing thoughts ahead to this summer's Ashes, adding: "Australian fans now can't wait to face cricket's minnows - that's England - in the Ashes."

Bangladesh revel in their famous win. Credit: PA

England's poor record at World Cups was also underlined in the brevity of one statistic which read: "While the British Empire has faded so has its cricket machine, winning just five matches against top-eight ranked rivals in World Cups since 1996."

Moores' own apparent liking for statistics was not missed, and his post-match claim that he would need to "look at the data" raised a Aussie smirk or two with one internet headline reading: "Analyse this data; One win, four losses" before offering a link to "England's worst cricket disasters".