BAYLISS BAFFLED BY BATTING
Dgdgdgdddddgdfdd dgdgdgddddgdgdg dgdgddgdddgdg dgdddgddgdg TREVOR BAYLISS accused England’s batsmen of “taking it too easy” as they stumbled towards their World Cup clash with Australia.
Coach Bayliss was unimpressed with the wastefulness of Friday’s 20-run defeat by unfancied Sri Lanka, which left England sweating on reaching the semi-finals, with a hard run-in still to come. Australia, who have won four of the last five World Cup tournaments, head to Lord’s looking to pile more pressure on the hosts.
England’s batting wilted under pressure at Headingley and baffled Bayliss admitted: “I honestly don’t know if it was a question of nerves.
“There’s always a lot of noise around the England team playing well for a while, but I think we just took it a bit too easy with the bat.
“We forgot about the process we go through to put partnerships together, and that put us under pressure at the back end of our innings. As usual we’ll learn from it and come back ready for the next game.
“We know what to expect from our next three games. We’re playing good teams so our minds will be on the job.”
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