England not panicking despite series loss

Krishna Chopra / 22 February 2016
England not panicking despite series loss

The new and rejuvenated limited overs setup of England has been a rage indeed. The new found aggression and the efficient coaching of veteran Trevor Bayliss has simply transformed England into a phenomenal limited overs side. Their tour of South Africa was a major success, until they found their spark missing in the T20I’s. After losing the first game on the very last ball, the second game was just a hammering.

However, England skipper Eoin Morgan admitted that his side won’t be panicking with the T20 World Cup just around the corner. Morgan was confident that England would be back to winning ways. “I don’t think it’s a huge setback,” Morgan said. “I think the mistakes we made today were pretty simple, as towards the end of the one-day series and the first Twenty20 – they all had to do with the basics of the game. “The collapse towards the end of our innings, we had the right plan, but our execution was pretty poor. “The bowling started poorly again, and we couldn’t,” he said.

“Once you allow guys like AB de Villiers to come in and take the game to you. He can really punish you – and he did,” Morgan said. “We’ve been quite lucky with this team. We’ve had very few setbacks, and knew we would have them at some stage. It’s more important that we regroup, and learn from this as much as we can. The first point of reference is our basics, they have let us down.”

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