Classy knock by Panchal, says Andy Flower

The England Lions head coach stressed on the importance of converting starts.

Andy Flower: “Our batsmen should learn to convert better. For them to transition to Tests, they have to score big in these games.”   -  RANJITH PERALAM

Following a 1-4 drubbing in the one-day series, the comfortable draw in the first ‘Test’ has impressed England Lions coach Andy Flower, who believes there have been a few positives for his team from the four-day match against India A.

“There have been two good knocks from Sam Hain, who played calmly and was comfortable against the spinners,” Flower said.

“Ollie Pope got runs too; there were some good efforts with the ball as well. Lewis Gregory and Jamie Porter were solid, while Zak Chappell was pretty sharp and has got better and better for the last month we have been in India," he added.

He is impressed by the batting of Priyank Panchal and K.S. Bharat. “Panchal’s was a classy knock, while Bharat’s attacking game was outstanding,” Flower said. “Our batsmen should learn to convert better. For them to transition to Tests, they have to score big in these games.”