View Full Version : David Lloyd thinks whitewash is not possible, happy if England forces one win

October 17, 2003, 12:35 AM

Everyone seems to be expecting a 2-0 whitewash for England in Bangladesh, but I believe there are warning signs from the match against the President's XI.


If England get one win they will have done well.

[Edited on 17-10-2003 by Arnab]

October 17, 2003, 12:51 AM
He said that mostly because of rain, not because he thinks BD will overpower England. But its nice to hear anyway :)

October 17, 2003, 12:54 AM
Good old Bumble has a history of being happy with under-performances. In 96-97 when he was England coach, he said 'we killed em' after England and Zimbabwe drew the first Test in Bulawayo.

October 17, 2003, 01:25 AM
Different impression from his quote:

"It reminds me of the Zimbabwe tour in 1996, when I was coach. We lost 165 overs in the two-match series - that's two days of play. We just couldn't force a result. In the Bulawayo Test, which I remember well, we got them nine down and the game ended - we only needed possibly one more delivery but a draw it was."

October 17, 2003, 02:27 AM
thats the game I was talking about!

He got torn apart in the media afterwards for saying 'we killed em.' Everyone was like, what would he say if England actually won a match by an innings inside 3 days? Thats killing an opposition!

October 17, 2003, 02:35 AM
Seems like his mentality is somewhat like Bangladesh's pre-Whatmore era mentaliy

October 17, 2003, 09:34 PM
lolz agree preWhatmore era...but u know English are proud cuz of their history of playing cricket and introducing the game i guess....comparing to our history...but if we try hard we can be Sri lanka oneday and then could beat England!! let's wish all the best for our success

October 18, 2003, 06:00 AM
[Edited on 6-11-2004 by Nascer]