It was one of those bad days at the office for English team on the other day when they locked horns with Sri Lanka in the 5th ODI of the series. They were outsmarted in every section of the game by Islanders, which didn’t impress the head coach Trevor Bayliss whatsoever.
The head coach demands England team to show the attitude of the top-ranked team in the ICC ODI Chart. He also wants the fielders to give their all while taking the field for their country.
You need to perform for a place in world cup squad – Trevor Bayliss
Despite 5th ODI in the series is a dead rubber with series already being bagged by England, Trevor Bayliss alerted the players by calling it as the platform to make it into the ICC World Cup 2019 squad. He wants players to make a count of every opportunity on their way.
He was also quite vocal on being knocked out of the world cup squad if failed to perform in the coming few matches ahead of ICC World Cup 2019. However, he is happy that England bagged the ODI series.
“Our performance in the field, our attitude in the field, was nowhere near up-to-scratch for a number one team. We’ve got some hard work to do going forward. Fielding is an attitude – you want the ball to come to you, do the simple things right, anticipating and not waiting for it to go past an inner-ring fielder. Fielding can give you confidence for the rest of your game – it’s the one thing that we all do together,” Bayliss added.
“It’s one thing giving guys an opportunity, but those guys have to take hold of that opportunity. Those opportunities could determine who makes a World Cup squad and who doesn’t. That’s the way it is. It’s a tough school, international cricket,” he inferred.
However, it seems like Trevor Bayliss isn’t impressed a bit with the performance in the final ODI of the series against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, the team will prepare for the one-off T20I followed by the 3-match Test series against the very same opposition.