Morgan frustrated by England performance

2015 World Cup

England captain Eoin Morgan admits he is frustrated with his team's performance, after going down by 111 runs to Australia in their opening World Cup match at the MCG on Saturday.

Batting first, the co-hosts posted a formidable total of 342 on the board, on the back of a century for opening batsman Aaron Finch and some late order hitting.

England, after losing early wickets, were never really in the chase as they folded meekly to be bowled out for 231 inside 42 overs.

It was a big disappointment for England, as they had been looking really good in preparation for the tournament, competing well in an ODI tri-series involving Australia and India.

Morgan told Sky Sports 2 after the match: "It's very disappointing. Obviously going into today we knew that taking on Australia again could be a challenge, but the guys were really looking forward to it.

"With areas covered in the Tri-Series, with individual performances put in, we felt that this was the start of uniting as a team but it didn't work out that way unfortunately."

Besides the batting and bowling, Morgan eluded to the fact that England's fielding had been poor, but could not put his finger on why that was.

Morgan said of the fielding effort: "I think that's the most frustrating part of the day. It's an area that we pride ourselves on and we've improved a lot over the last month or so that we've been here but today we've let ourselves down in the field, particularly early on.

"Whether we were caught cold at the start I don't know but we made big errors."