Trevor Bayliss, the coach of England cricket team has said that the team needed more centuries to win the games in the ODI series as he said:
“If there is an area we need to improve, it’s one or two guys going on to get a hundred.”
“Automatically that gives us that extra 20 or 30 runs that may well have won us the first two games. The batting has been fantastic. We make our lowest score and we actually win one. To go so close in the first two and bat so well, it’s very pleasing. I’m not necessarily concerned. We’ve seen them bowl very well. Throughout this series, we’ve probably been a bit on the short side.”
England lost the ODI series by a margin of 2-1 despite scoring in excess of 300 runs in all the three games. The England batsmen played really well especially Jason Roy, who scored half-centuries in all the three games but he failed to touch the three-figure mark in all the games, which probably was one of the drawbacks in his batting as if he would have batted for 10 more overs, then the scoreline could have shown a much bigger total.
There’s a big difference between a player scoring a half century and a century and surely this was the biggest loophole in England’s batting order. The opening failure had an impact on the middle order as well as in the last two games, the middle order failed to stretch the total.
England would like to turn the tables in the T20 series so as to salvage some pride on this tour. The T20 series starts from January 26 with the first match to be played at Kanpur.