England Coach Makes Bizarre “Unique Side” Remark After Batting Collapse In Dharamsala Test

England were outplayed by India on Day 1 of Dharamsala Test© AFP

England cricket team assistant coach Marcus Trescothick made a bizarre claim that they will not study their opponents much after India dominated proceedings on Day 1 of the fifth Test match in Dharamsala on Thursday. England squandered a solid start as Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin bundled them out for just 218. Later, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma both scored half-centuries as the hosts took control of the match. Trescothick said that England are looking to ‘stay level’ and make a comeback but pointed out that they are a unique side who will not look too much into their opponents.

“We are a very unique side in how we go about things. I don’t think we will study what India do too much.”

“We don’t get too down when we have bad days, we don’t get too high when we have good days.”

“You just have to stay level and recognise what you can do better. Hopefully we come back and improve,” said Trescothick after the match.

Trescothick also found some positives for England on Day 1 of the match as he pointed out how the visitors batted in the first session with special praise for Zak Crawley. However, he was quick to say that England did not get enough partnerships to take them to a big total.

“We had some good things – the way we played up until lunch when the ball swung around more than we expected, Crawley getting that score.”

“We just didn’t get those partnerships going to get a big score and put the total on the board we needed to.”

“It was a challenging day, no doubt about that,” said Trescothick.

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