India vs England: R Ashwin, Axar Patel getting 59 wickets will ‘damage for some time’, says guests coach Chris Silverwood
Ahmedabad: England coach Chris Silverwood admitted that Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel with a mixed 59 wickets made the lives of England batsmen depressing as this 1-3 defeat will definitely “damage” them for a while to come back.
Having began off with an enormous win on a flat deck in Chennai, the guests discovered the turners as Ashwin (32 wickets) and Axar (27 wickets) clinically decimated the English batsmen who had been extra troubled by the straighter deliveries.
“It is (59 wickets from 4 matches) in all probability a real reflection as effectively. It was troublesome. They made life very laborious for us, laborious to get first innings runs which is one thing that we clearly attempt to delight ourselves on and one thing we’re working laborious in the direction of that. However they made life very powerful,” Silverwood advised the British media throughout a digital press meet.
Not like lots of former cricketers turned English pundits, who’ve panned the tracks, Silverwood stated that it is solely honest to just accept that they had been utterly outplayed within the final three Check matches.
“They outplayed us of their situations. I will give lots of credit score to the Indians. They got here again laborious after that first check. We anticipated them to however they got here again very laborious.”
This defeat will make the staff stronger as they pause and mirror on their efficiency throughout the previous one month.
“It should damage for some time. And clearly, in all probability reflecting some speaking happening between the gamers and the assorted coaches, however hopefully, we’ll pull the positives out of it and be taught from it and that may make them stronger transferring ahead,” Silverwood stated.
Looking forward to the coveted Ashes in Australia later this yr, Silverwood stated the expertise they’d be taught would assist in the long term.
“If you begin heading someplace, there’s all the time gonna be just a few bumps within the street. The expertise they’ll achieve from this will likely be actually beneficial down the road,” he stated.
Requested how a lot damaging wouldn’t it be realistically forward of the Ashes, he stated: “It is going to alter our outlook and what we’re attempting to realize now. It will simply go down as an expertise and assist galvanise the aspect actually. We have some very wonderful younger gamers in that aspect.
“None of us likes shedding a sequence like that, however I feel we’ll reap rewards down the road of the expertise. It is a very troublesome place to come back and win. As we have seen time and time once more historical past tells us up, not only for England however for different international locations as effectively.”
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