ICL: Indian Cricket League

Gilchrist positive despite defeat


Australia’s stand-in skipper Adam Gilchrist remained upbeat about his side’s form despite the 92-run defeat to England here on Friday.

Gilchrist was dismissed for a golden duck as Australia were bowled out for 200, chasing England’s 292-7.

He said: “We were pretty average, but I don’t think there’s reason for concern. But we set pretty high standards, and when we don’t meet those standards, people will always be a bit critical, and we’ll be critical on ourselves.”

Gilchrist said: “We won’t get too down and out about this, but certainly we want to work on the areas we think we can improve on from this game”.

“Batting-wise I got us off to a bad start and that set the tone for the innings - so it was a bad day for us. We didn’t bowl particularly well either - we didn’t hold it together in the middle and late stages,” he explained.

“We’ve been challenged by them (England) a bit more. It’s hard to know whether we’re allowing them in or if they’re pushing us a bit harder,” he expressed.

Gilchrist said there was no further news on Andrew Symonds, who retired hurt on 39 after hurting his bicep.

“It’s a simple case that we’ll know more on Saturday (today) when he has a scan. I’m sure over the next few days there’ll be more light shed on this,” he said.
Source:The News

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