England one-day coach Ashley Giles satisfied with first series

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

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."