Flower warns England players against ‘complacency’ ahead of Kolkata Test
London: England coach Andy Flower has warned his players against any kind of complacency heading into the Kolkata Test against India, reminding them that winning a solitary Test match in Mumbai doesn’t mean their goals have been achieved.
Flower is concerned the scale of the second Test victory could cause his side to take their eye off the ball and re-ignite old failings.
Nothing would hurt more than to see the success his batsmen had against spin, be a one-off and he has demanded that his side build on what should be a starting point.
“It was wonderful to see the skill the batsmen showed and the type of game that they played,” the Daily Mirror quoted Flower, as saying.
“But just because we’ve won one Test match in India, it doesn’t mean that everyone has conquered their challenges,” he added.
“There will be some fascinating cricket in the next two Tests and we don’t know how they will end up so let’s judge the team at the end of them and not before,” he said.
Flower added: “That was the case when we had lost a game, and that is very much the case now we have won one. The job is not done yet, far from it. But it was nice to see some results from the work that they have put in.”