We need one or two guys to score centuries: Trevor Bayliss

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Trevor Bayliss during a training session. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)
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In spite of giving more than just a good account of themselves in the recently-concluded ODI series against the Indians, Trevor Bayliss reckons that there still is indeed a lot of work that needs to be done in the grand scheme of things. In spite of the good cricket, the Brits found themselves edged out by the Indians in the first two matches before getting their noses ahead in the third and final ODI in Kolkata.

When asked about his assessment of his team’s performance, it was clear that the main area Trevor Bayliss felt that his players needed to improve were the fact that they needed more runs on the board. This also meant that there was a requirement for one of those players to get a century as well, meaning that one of them at the very least had to anchor the innings and see it through, something the Brits have been struggling with in recent times.

“If there is an area we need to improve, it’s one or two guys going on to get a hundred,” he told Sky Sports. “Automatically that gives us that extra 20 or 30 runs that may well have won us the first two games.

However, despite all of this, Bayliss went ahead and stated that the batting had indeed been fantastic in the overall context of the series. He also went on to state that he was pleased with the efforts of the players despite the heartaches of losing the matches after coming so close.

“The batting has been fantastic. We make our lowest score and we actually win one. To go so close in the first two and bat so well, it’s very pleasing.”

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