Trevor Bayliss, has brought an aggressive mentality with himself
The coach of the England Cricket team, Trevor Bayliss, has brought an aggressive mentality with himself.
Addressing his very first press conference as the Three Lions boss, the Aussie made clear he wanted some ‘fire’ off the England players.
That showed in England’s performance in Cardiff. Everyone was up and ready for the task. There were counter attacks with both bat and ball.
Even Alastair Cook, who is known to be slightly cautious in his game, was ready to take on the opposition.
Cook going down the track and going for the lofted shot against a spinner is a rare sight in test match Cricket.
But, he was regularly trying to do so in the first test match.
He couldn’t succeed though, but, the intent was there.
However, earlier today while talking to the reporters, Bayliss said it’s not necessary for somebody like Cook to tinker with his natural game just for the sake of being aggressive.
According to Bayliss, the England skipper has spent whole his career being solid and he should continue that way as that would give the rest of the guys the freedom to play around him.
Bayliss was quoted as saying, “As far as Alastair is concerned, he has a number of centuries under his belt in test match Cricket and he has got all of them playing his natural game. And, I don’t think he should play any differently from here on in. He is an absolutely fantastic player and he can provide that stability for the rest of the guys to express themselves.”
Cook has scored the most number of runs for England in 5-day Cricket to date.
In fact, he is the only England batsman to be able to have crossed the tally of 9000 runs and he is only 30 which is a remarkable thing.