England v India: Peter Moores eyes series victory
England v India: Peter Moores is adamant hosts won't get carried away after emphatic Old Trafford win
Peter Moores is certain his England side won’t get carried away after their emphatic victory over India at Old Trafford.
Moores watched on as his side triumphed by an innings and 54 runs in Manchester to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
We certainly won’t get carried away. We’ve got a huge game at The Oval to try and win a series
Despite heading down to the Kia Oval needing only a draw, Moores insists his side are concentrating continuing their improvement and winning the series.
“We showed glimpses of playing well throughout the summer, we’ve had people performing really well which has gone a bit under the radar,” said Moores.
“We certainly won’t get carried away. We’ve got a huge game at The Oval to try and win a series.
“We will build on that win and hopefully finish the series strongly.”
While it has been the senior players that have stepped up and helped the momentum shift in England’s favour, Moores has been impressed by the attitude of the younger players in the side that have looked comfortable at Test level.
“Some of the young players coming in, Gary Ballance has done very well and Joe Root, who has been around for a while, is really starting to grow as a player, but we weren’t maintaining pressure for long enough to win a Test match and that was hurting us badly,” added Moores.
“Over the last two Tests those young players have kept performing, we’ve got to know each other a bit better and the senior players have started to play well.
“As a unit, we have maintained pressure for long periods and that has made it harder for India to try and get a foothold in the game, it’s nice to see some of those positions within a team start to take shape.”
The fifth and final Test match starts at the Kia Oval on Friday.