England Still in Search for Their Best Batting Order; Trevor Bayliss Aims for Plenty
England Head Coach, Trevor Bayliss has confessed that he still doesn’t know the Three Lions’ best batting order in spite of a series win against world’s No.1 Test team India and is a search for the same.
However, the England team had made some changes in their batting line up. Young Ollie Pope, who played the second and third match has been dropped out.
Moreover, Moeen Ali has been promoted to the third place during the second innings of the Southampton Test. Well, it could simultaneously help hosts skipper Joe Root as he is comfortable in batting at number four.
Furthermore, Bayliss stated that batters would always like to have their fixed position. However, there should be one or two players who will be flexible in any position.
“Batters would like to have a settled position in the order. But you’ll always find in any era or any team, that for any combination you play. There’s always one or two that have to be a little bit flexible,” Trevor Bayliss said.
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Bayliss also added he is that kind of a guy for the last few years where he has made some changes if required. However, when Root told him that is he flexible in doing that, Bayliss grabbed the opportunity.
“Mo has obviously been that guy for us for the last few years. And when Rooty asked him whether he’d want to do, he jumped at it.” he added.
Moreover, Root stated he is always comfortable at No.4 in the batting line up. He also said that it would be easier for the team if they had an additional batsman at number Three who is averaging 50.
“Joe’s always said he wanted to bat at four. But he understood where I was coming from in that it would be easier if we had another number three who was averaging 50, that would be handy,” he added.
England, all-rounder Ali was a successful recall as he scored 49 runs in the last match. He also bagged nine wickets to his name.
Also, Trevor Bayliss can make some new changes in the team. England will play the fifth and final Test of five-match series which will commence from September 7, 2018, against India at the Oval in London.