We played some very good cricket to reach the final. I think we need to regroup and instill confidence in the players.
You know, sometimes a little kick in the butt is not the worst thing before a big tournament, Silverwood said during the post-match media interaction.
While praising India, Silverwood admitted that there will be an evaluation of the game. It was a great bowling performance by India. We didn’t help ourselves either and were disappointed with the way we finished the match. We have a big World Cup tournament ahead of us and we have to ask some questions in the dressing room and move on, he said.
We are facing teams like India, Pakistan and Australia (in the World Cup) and we have to be at our best.
So we need to find consistency in the game. We play all the numbers up to No. 7 and we have experience. So it’s a bit of a concern (lack of consistency) and we will talk about it.about it, he added.
ОHowever, Silverwood still found positives in this bleak state of affairs and praised young players including Matheesha Pathirana and all-rounder Dunith Wellalage.
Pathirana and Wellalage have performed very well on the international stage, while (Kusal) Mendis has returned to form.
There are some good individual and team performances but the important thing is consistency and then we can think about beating teams like India, he said.
(With PTI footage)