England expected Motera wicket to hold up little longer than it did: Chris Silverwood

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England head coach Chris Silverwood on Friday rejected talks of lodging any formal grievance to the ICC relating to the Motera pitch however stated he had expected the floor to hold up a little longer after his group misplaced the third Test in opposition to India inside two days.

The Motera pitch got here in for sharp criticism from some former gamers after England had been bowled out for 112 and 81 within the two innings as India crushed them by 10 wickets to seize a 2-1 lead within the four-match Test sequence. The likes of Sunil Gavaskar, nonetheless, credited the spinners reasonably than blaming the pitch.

“First and foremost, just to follow up from what Joe (Root) said yesterday, he got five for 8, but at the same time whatever the pitch did or didn’t do, India ultimately played better than us on that surface, probably pushed us to the extremes of which our players haven’t experienced before,” he stated throughout a digital press convention.

“We did expect the wicket to hold up a little longer than it did,” he added.

Asked if England will lodge a proper grievance to the ICC, Silverwood stated: “Listen, we will likely be speaking about some issues behind the scene clearly, however on the identical time, we had been actually dissatisfied that we misplaced with three days left… But sadly, the sport did end, we’re the place we’re.

“So, from my point of view now it is heading to the next game and how do we make amends and make sure we come up fighting and draw the series.”

The last Test begins right here on March 4.

Asked to elaborate what he meant by behind the scene discussions, the coach stated: “We have spoken to Javagal (Srinath, match referee) however not concerning the pitch. I believe Joe and I gonna sit down for a dialog about it actually and see the place it goes.

“We have to accept that we have to get better on this pitches, there are places where we could improve. You look at the first innings we had opportunity to score more runs and make the best use of the pitch.”

Probed additional if there will likely be any formal grievance, Silverwood stated: “I am not going into that conversation, it is something me and Joe have to talk about.”

While India went with three spinners, England opted for only one in Jack Leach for the day-night pink ball Test.
“Joe got 5 for 8 so the second spinner did fine for us,” Silverwood stated.

“Looking back in history in pink-ball Tests, the ball swung for us, Jimmy and all got movement during practice. With experience we had and having two of our bowlers in the top 10 in the ranking, we fet with this pink ball, it would have been an opportunity for seamers to make an impact for us.”

Talking about attainable sort of pitch for the fourth and last Test, Silverwood stated: “I would like the pitch in the fourth Test to be a bit flatter, it would suit our game plan. But we will see what the wicket looks like in the coming days and we will take it from there really.”

Silverwood additionally gave credit score to Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel and stated the expertise of taking part in on such tough circumstances will assist England in future.

“Gotta give their spinners some credit, obviously Ashwin is a world class spinner, second fastest to 400 wickets which is fantastic, we are up against a class act, and secondly Patel, he was very accurate, I mean, to hit the middle stumps in first ball to me shows how accurate he is,” he stated.

“So when some balls turn and some don’t, it is difficult. But we have to find a way, but I think the experience will hold us in good stead. It is not just our batsmen who struggled, if you look at the number of LBWs that India got out.”

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