London: England limited overs coach Ashley Giles has claimed his young team is still work under progress, and added that they would be doing their jobs properly if inexperienced players get to learn from their upcoming series against India even if they lose it.
Giles confirmed that he will be in regular contact with Flower throughout this five-match series and then when the team move on for another three one-day internationals in New Zealand next month, as the pair plot the best use of England``s resources in a hectic year which includes the chance to win the last ICC Champions Trophy on home soil before consecutive Ashes series, the Guardian reports.
Giles has started his coaching work with an inexperienced group of bowlers, as leaving Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad and James Anderson at home has left Steve Finn and Tim Bresnan to lead the attack, despite the doubts over their fitness and form respectively. This is one reason why Giles seemed apprehensive to play down expectations at his first press conference as England`s one-day coach.
Giles said England side is India to develop and find out more about the younger guys, and added that if at the end of it they lose the series and each player has moved on five percent through the experience then they are doing their jobs. Giles said his younger players are looking forward to the tough challenged posed by a strong Indian team at their home turf.
First Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 13:41