West Indies vs England: 'We wish to get to the basis of why we haven't performed as nicely' says Trevor Bayliss as guests maintain disaster assembly

Bengaluru: England have held a disaster assembly after a second humiliation by the West Indies in as many Tests...

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West Indies vs England: 'We want to get to the root of why we haven't played as well' says Trevor Bayliss as visitors hold crisis meeting
Bengaluru: England have held a disaster assembly after a second humiliation by the West Indies in as many Tests left the workforce anxious by their poor kind in a 12 months they host the World Cup and the Ashes collection towards Australia, coach Trevor Bayliss stated.

Following a 381-run defeat by the hosts within the first Test in Barbados final month, England suffered a 10-wicket thrashing in Antigua on Saturday to lose the three-match collection 2-Zero after solely seven days of cricket.

File picture of Trevor Bayliss and Joe Root, England coach and Test captain respectively. Reuters

“We want to get to the root of why we haven’t played as well as we’d like. We posed some questions to them last night in the changing room and gave them 24 hours to think about it,” Bayliss instructed reporters.

“Any defeat is not good. It’s how you come back. Obviously we didn’t come back too well in this game. It’s a big year ahead… I’d have to say it’s a concern.”

Skipper Joe Root stated after their newest loss that England’s batting was guilty after managing 187 and 132 in two innings.

“We haven’t seemed to have the will to fight. There have been some loose shots and other guys have been tentative,” Bayliss added.

“We have a lot of guys averaging in the low thirties. In years gone by, that wouldn’t have been good enough to stay in the team.”

England host the 50-overs World Cup beginning in May earlier than welcoming arch-rivals Australia in August and September.

Bayliss stated some batsmen within the workforce have been extra assured within the one-day sport than the longest format, suggesting that they wanted to strike a stability.

“Some are more suited to the one-day style and still trying to come to terms with what is the best rhythm of playing their Test cricket,” he added.

“We’ve got to find a way to score. If that means batting time, or picking guys (who play) more in that vein, then so be it. Sometimes I feel the message between one-day cricket and Test cricket gets muddled.”


Published Date: February 04, 2019

| Updated Date: February 04, 2019


Updated Date: Feb 04, 2019 11:42:08 IST


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