The Guardian – Trevor Bayliss has expressed concerns over “struggling” Keaton Jennings and described England’s batting meltdown in Bridgetown as lacking in mental fortitude.

Summary

  • Trevor Bayliss has expressed concerns over “struggling” Keaton Jennings and described England’s batting meltdown in Bridgetown as lacking in mental fortitude.
  • Bayliss will sit down with the selector, Ed Smith, and the captain, Joe Root, after the team land in Antigua on Monday to discuss options for Thursday’s second Test.
  • On Burns, who top-scored for England in the match with a second innings 84, Bayliss added: “Burns has shown enough.
  • On the two-spinner, three-seamer attack deployed in Bridgetown, which saw Jimmy Anderson and Ben Stokes bowled into the ground as Sam Curran, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid struggled, Bayliss was unrepentant.
  • Like Root, Bayliss hopes England follow a “rollercoaster” recent trend that has seen harrowing Test defeats followed up with victory.


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