England one-day coach Ashley Giles satisfied with first series

Last Updated: 29/01/13 7:54am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

Ashley Giles has declared himself satisfied with his first series as England's one-day coach despite a 3-2 series defeat in India.

Giles took over the reins from Andy Flower ahead of the series and saw his team win the first and last matches of the campaign without the likes of Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Jonathan Trott in the squad.

"I guess you couldn't have got a much tougher start here, but I've enjoyed it," said Giles, who has joined nine players in jetting straight to New Zealand for three T20s and three ODIs.

"When I first came in I was a little nervous, almost not myself. I feel more relaxed now and going to New Zealand I feel I can be more myself.

"When I first came in I was a little nervous, almost not myself. I feel more relaxed now and going to New Zealand I feel I can be more myself."
Ashley Giles

"On reflection if I'd been offered 3-2 maybe I would have taken it.

"As a coach you look at those windows when maybe you could have won the series but it's important that going forward we keep building on the good things and work on the things we missed out on.

"We've seen a lot of different guys here and learnt a lot of different things, even in games we've lost.

"If we weren't learning I'd be worried. This side has got a long way to go.

"This team has worked very hard, with some young players getting experience so we're pretty happy."

  • Share:


India v England ODI series

Ian Bell: Hit an unbeaten century as England ended series with a win

Bell: Bowlers set up victory

Ian Bell refused to take the credit after his unbeaten 113 sealed England's seven-wicket win over India in the last ODI.

Alastair Cook: Positive finish for England captain in India

Positive finish pleases Cook

England captain Alastair Cook was pleased to end the tour of India on a high with a seven-wicket win in Dharamsala.

Ian Bell: Finished on 113 not out as England ended their tour of India on a high

Bell stars in England victory

Ian Bell scored a superb unbeaten century to guide England to a seven-wicket victory over India in the final one-dayer.

Most Popular


Sky Cricket Podcast

Sky Cricket Podcast

Jacques Kallis and VVS Laxman join us to look ahead to the IPL and reflect on their stellar careers.

The all-new World Cup

The all-new World Cup

Fifty-over cricket was reborn in 2015 as records tumbled. Benedict Bermange charts the evolution...

Tim's World Cup A-Z

Tim's World Cup A-Z

Sky Sports News HQ reporter Tim Abraham has spent the last seven weeks in Australia. Here's his A-Z...