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“We understand that we’ve not been good enough on this tour”
England off-spinner James Tredwell has admitted that the national team have been completely outplayed throughout their tour of Australia.
Tredwell’s comments come after Australia whitewashed England 5-0 in the recently concluded Ashes series and currently hold on to an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ongoing ODI series.
“We understand that we’ve not been good enough on this tour,” Tredwell said. “Our skills need to be better. We’ve not quite put them into practice over a period of time.
“We’ve spoken a lot about pushing back and giving Australia a bit of their own medicine but that’s not always easy when the skills aren’t up to scratch.
“If we are really honest about it that’s been the issue this winter and we’re trying to be really honest with ourselves.”
Even though Australia have rested captain Michael Clarke, wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and opening batsman David Warner for the fourth ODI in Perth, Tredwell noted that England cannot take the baggy greens lightly.
“We know how many good players there are in Australia,” he said. “The guys that are coming in for the guys that have been rested are no mugs.
“We know it is going to be a tough game. We were close at the Gabba – we got a score on the board – but we just couldn’t get over the line. We need to bring all the skills together for this one.”