Chris Silverwood
Chris Silverwood

Chris Silverwood believes this T20 series will help in T20 World Cup preparation

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England have suffered series defeats across all formats against India but head coach Chris Silverwood feels it will be helpful.

The coach said that his team has learnt important lessons from the tour of India and it will work when they will return again in the T20 World Cup later this year as well.

Chris Silverwood, in an interaction with the British media on Monday said: “It was a good, competitive game and a good, competitive series throughout. I’m very proud of them, I’m proud of each and every player who has been out here,” Silverwood said in the series-ending presser.”

“I’m proud of the effort and the attitude that’s been shown towards the game. I think we’ve learned a lot and from that point of view I couldn’t ask any more of them,” he added. “We’ve got valuable experience for the T20 World Cup coming up, and if we look back at the Test series…the lessons they’ve learned, when they come back again they’ll know what to do and have a better game plan.”

“These experiences will stand them in good stead moving forward” – Chris Silverwood on England team


Meanwhile, India are scheduled to travel to England for a five-match Test series in August and September and Chris Silverwood shared that the players will be hoping to win at that time.

“These experiences will stand them in good stead moving forward. When they play against India in England, that will give them a bit of spice to fight back with. I think they will. There’s a little time between now and then, but we’re looking forward immensely to the Test series in England. We always know it’s very competitive, with two very good teams going at each other,” he added.

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“It’s a very difficult place to come and win, we know that. India are very strong in their conditions, but there’s been lots of encouragement. From a T20 point of view it’s been really interesting how India operate in their conditions, what types of balls they bowled. Equally, our batsmen have had a look at those conditions,” he pointed out.

“So there’s a lot of encouraging signs out here and a lot to take away. We’ll be working on various things between now and the World Cup,” Chris Silverwood concluded.

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