Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

England coach Bayliss hints at some serious changes


LONDON: England coach Trevor Bayliss has told his side’s struggling batsmen they can take nothing for granted following a stunning collapse in the second Test at Lord’s. On a pitch where Australia declared twice, England suffered the latest in a line of toporder collapses that have plagued them since their tour of the West Indies earlier this year. “There are some good players on the outside and we’ve got a selection meeting,” said Bayliss, the first Australian to coach England. “Every innings we’ve been four for 30 or four for 40... I suppose that’s always a concern. AUSTRALIA STILL FACE SELECTION ISSUES Australia still have to make some selection decisions ahead of the third Test in Birmingham. The sight of opener Chris Rogers suffering a dizzy spell early on Sunday morning sparked fears the 37-year-old left-hander was suffering from delayed concussion after being hit on the helmet by James Anderson on Friday. Australia also have a tricky dilemma to solve when it comes to the question of their wicket-keeper. Peter Nevill impressed on debut at Lord’s. But he only got his chance after the experience­d Brad Haddin, his mentor at New South Wales, withdrew because of “family reasons”.

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