A number of performances were described as “sub-optimal”.
England face an extreme fixture pile up over the next two winters as they look to fulfil all commitments affected by Covid-19, such as the postponed ODI series in South Africa last November. England’s men are yet to see any cricket cancelled outright by the pandemic, leading to a backlog of fixtures over the next couple of years. The only current outstanding bilateral series is three ODIs against South Africa, and they appear likely to be pushed back to September 2022, close to two years after they were originally scheduled.
Jones presided over a fifth-place finish for the second time in his five-and-a-half-year Twickenham reign.