first_imgBut Bayliss, who took over after their ignominious ODI But Bayliss, who took over after their ignominious ODI World Cup exit last year, said they are going in the right direction. “The upside of this team is they can go a long way. If we look at the number of matches England team has played compared to some other teams who missed out in the semis, add up the number of white ball games these players have played internationally, we are a long way behind. Given that kind of experience, there is a lot of upside for this team. We have to keep playing good cricket. We won a lot of games so its good from that point of view. “Cricket is back on the front page almost. Its back on peoples mind. Probably it has not been in the last one or two years. Definitely the support will come through. There have been so many text messages, e-mails already. Im sure that support will carry on to their players, they will feel that. Were looking forward to the summer at home with the support.” Despite being praised for his captaincy, Eoin Morgan had a woeful run with the bat averaging 13.20 from six innings in the World T20 but Bayliss said his poor form is just temporary and added hes the right man to lead England to ODI World Cup at home in 2019. “Not worried about it. We surely feel disappointed on anyone when they are not scoring runs as they would like. But the good thing about this team is that we have someone else to get the slack right throughout the tournament. We dont think theres ever 100 per cent of batters in the team which score loads of runs. Its always one or two guys missing out, the good teams are the ones who make up for those guys who may be a little bit out of runs. “Theres no reason why he cant. Obviously like anyone els,e form will come back over a period of time but for what hes done as the captain of the team, he deserves to stay in that position.” PTI TAP BS BSadvertisementlast_img

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