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'Need To Look After Our Players': England Coach Silverwood On Selection Criticism For India Series

By IANS News
January 27, 2021 • 11:33 AM View: 1543

Importantly, Jos Buttler, who helped England chase a tricky fourth-innings target in the second Test against Sri Lanka, will return home after the first Test against India.

England head coach Chris Silverwood, however, said that the system in place is okay and they don't intend to change it.


"We've got to look after our people. We're spending a lot of time in hotels and bio-secure bubbles and it is not easy. It is good we're being proactive. I'm perfectly happy with the system at the moment," he told the media on Tuesday.

"We've decided that we need to look after our players and I do believe we've been proactive. I would ask them to understand why we do what we do. It is in the best interest of each player and to get the most out of them, long-term," he said.

England, however, do accept that India would be a very tough challenge, especially when they are playing at their home.

"We are going there with our eyes open. We know it is going to be a very tough challenge. We know India are an excellent team, especially in their home conditions. But we are in good place, we are constantly growing. I think we can win. It is a great challenge," said Silverwood.

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