India A coach Rahul Dravid said that the one day series against England Lions was a lot closer than the scoreline of 4-1 suggests. He felt that India A showed good fighting spirit to win the series. “Contrary to the scoreline, there were situations were we were pushed to the wall and challenged but we never gave up and showed some good fighting spirit. We played really well to win. From our perspective the positives were that we were able to experiment with a lot of young players and bring them into our India A set up. We experimented with at least 20 players in the series to see how good they are,’’ he said.
The former India captain said he wasn’t concerned with the lack of runs from K.L. Rahul.
“I have no doubt he has quality and ability. He is one player who has got hundreds in T20, 50 overs and Test match cricket. Not many people have it. He has proven himself. I am not too worried about his form,” he said.
Dravid’s counterpart Andy Flower was happy that his team could pull off a win in the last match. He felt India played the key moments better than his side.
“I felt we got into winning positions in almost all matches. But India played the key moments better. India had a lot more experienced internationals than us and they batted deep also,” he said.
Flower said the wickets on this tour were challenging for batters and it was a good learning curve for his batsmen, specially Sam Billings who also captained the side.