By CricketCountry Staff
London: Jul 30, 2012
England national selector Geoff Miller on Sunday admitted that the Andrew Strauss-led team was outplayed by South Africa in the first Test at The Oval, and backed the team to make a strong comeback in the second Test at Headingley.
“We were outplayed during the first Test last week but it is important that this squad regroups and focuses on preparing for the second Test,” said Miller.
England lost the opening Test by a huge margin of an innings and 12 runs.
“This is a talented squad with plenty of international experience and they will be determined to improve on the performance during the first Test,” said the national selector.
"We have played a lot of good cricket over the last few years and it's important we remember that, learn from the mistakes that we made and retain the belief that we can level this series at Headingley," Miller was quoted saying by bettor.com.
The second Test gets underway at Leeds, Headingley, on Thursday, August 2, while the third and final Test will be played at historic Lord’s ground, between August 16 and 20.