This is a post-match report by one of the members of the England team. They have lost every match in this One day Series. To me this guy looks like ONE BIG SISSY!! Imagine a Boston Red Sox player cribing about the heat and humidity while playing in Texas after the defeat!! If you are an international cricketer – you BETTER know how to play in all conditions!
We’re playing for England, we’re 4-0 down and want to put that right, but we have to pull our socks up and work even harder as a team now.
The conditions in Cochin were just unbelievable – humidity was at 95% and we lost so much in sweat.
We weighed ourselves about six times through the day – when we arrived at the ground, after batting, bowling and after lunch – so we could monitor how much fluid we’d lost.
Colombo in Sri Lanka came close in terms of the hardest conditions I’ve played in, but you won’t get much hotter anywhere in the world.
It’s just one of those things you’ve got to put up with as a touring side, although it can get a bit ridiculous at times.
Myself and Kevin Pietersen were trying to conserve as much energy as possible when we were batting together.
If it was going straight to a fielder, we would just walk through for ones, just to keep the energy levels high, but you could still feel it draining out of you.
We were surprised by Rahul Dravid tactics of waiting for KP and Freddie to get tired and then using the powerplays – but it certainly worked.
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