We would be doing ourselves a disservice by blaming the pitch: Jonathan Trott


The Motera observe was a “tricky one” however England’s batting coach Jonathan Trott feels that it would be a “disservice” to solely blame the 22-yard strip as an alternative of focussing on the chinks of their armoury.

The pitch of the Pink-ball Test right here obtained a lot of flak from some quarters after England had been bundled out for 112 and 81 in the two innings throughout their 10-wicket loss on Thursday.

“I thought it was tricky at times for everybody to play on, obviously pretty dry and that’s what we have seen here in India. We had first use for it, so we would have like to score more runs and put India under bit of pressure,” he stated in a digital press convention.

“We saw when we bowled well, we could restrict them to.”

Trott didn’t wish to get into the blame sport and stated issues may have been totally different if England would have batted nicely in the first innings.

“I at all times prefer to see what we may have accomplished higher as an alternative of blame issues.

“If we may have gotten 200 or 250 in the first innings, it would have been totally different sport. The mentality (psychological strategy) of batting in the second innings would have been very totally different.

“So looking and blaming the pitch, I think, would be doing ourselves a disservice. Yes, the ball did spin and there were balls which skid on but it was same for both sides.”

Asked does it do Test cricket disservice to see a Test match finish inside two days, Trott stated: “Whether it finishes in two days or no matter, you at all times wish to see good cricket and good battle between bat and ball and clearly bowlers had the higher hand on this Test sequence so let’s see what occurs in final Test.

“I wouldn’t say it does disservice I would say different conditions, different countries all around the world, that’s make Test cricket so unique and that’s the way the game is played.”

Asked about the temper in the camp, he stated: “It is disappointing with how the two Tests have gone for us. But you don’t become a bad side after just two Test matches, yes it hurts and we want to pull up our socks and do well for England. It makes you doubly determined to do well.”

At instances desperation proves to be counter-productive, Trott stated.

“It is necessary that one doesn’t turn out to be too determined. You really feel for the lads, no one sees them work more durable than the coaches do. They are hurting in the dressing room.

“…We are disappointed with the way we played, but its done and the focus on the next match. I don’t think anyone is feeling sorry for themselves. Lot of guys want to do well, relishing the challenges of next week.”

Trott stated England need to get used to the Pink ball as Day-Night cricket is right here to remain.

“Pink ball swings lot extra, it doesn’t change its color, it does really feel totally different. But Pink ball cricket is right here to remain so it is necessary that guys get used to it.

“Some very good matches have been played around the world. It will be in the Ashes, I presume so, so guys have to be comfortable with it.”

Trott stated his group has to match India in the ability set in the subsequent match.

“After losing the first one, we thought we need to pull up our socks and unfortunately this one didn’t go our way as well. We have won 6 out of 8 Tests in sub-continent, so I don’t think it is time to get too down on ourselves,” he stated.

“I think India played well, they bowled well with their two spinners. It is time for us to match them skill wise in whatever the surface is come next week.”

Trott stated it was difficult for a top-order batsman to face spin first-up.

“I think starting against spin as a top order batsman can be tricky. Certainly in England, you play a lot of seam, so getting used to it, getting your head around that is key, India opened with spinners in the last Test and the previous one as well,” he stated.

“So starting against spin is tricky, certainly with the new ball that is skidding and odd one turning. Getting used to the rhythm is key, the more you face, you get used to the pace of the pitch. You can adjust when it (ball) gets old.”


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