CHITTAGONG: England cricket coach Trevor Bayliss said Monday he hoped captain Jos Buttler would stay out of trouble after he was given an official warning for his on-field behaviour during Sunday’s 34-run loss to Bangladesh.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) cautioned Buttler over his reaction to Mashrafe Mortaza and Sabbir Rahman’s celebrations following his dismissal after a TV review which proved to be decisive.
After England made a poor start in their reply to Bangladesh’s total of 238-8, Buttler was threatening to turn the match on its head with a run-a-ball innings of 57 which was ended in controversial fashion.
The on-field umpire had initially turned down Taskin Ahmed’s lbw appeal against Buttler, but Bangladesh sought a television review which confirmed the ball hit him plumb in his back foot and left England 123-7.
The verdict triggered lively celebrations in the Bangladesh camp, with several players exchanging words with the batsman as he made his way back to the pavilion, forcing the umpires to immediately intervene.
“It is not the first time we have seen it in international cricket and probably won’t be the last,” Bayliss told reporters in Chittagong.
“He (Buttler) got a slap on the wrist and I am sure he will be doing his best to stay out of trouble in the future.”
The 53-year-old said the electric atmosphere in the sub-continent often brings out extra passion in a tense game.
“I think when playing in the sub-continent with the crowds and the heat and that type of thing some of these things can get out of proportion a little bit.
“We have got to be on the look out to make sure it does not distract us from the way we want to play the game and concentrating on what we do.”
Bayliss added that he had nothing against standing up for oneself and the team in the right way.
“I don’t encourage it but that is human nature. The way in which we react and what we might say in those heated situations is what the ICC are trying to crack down on and rightly so.
“It is in front of a worldwide audience and we are all there as role models for the young kids coming through,” he said.
“I have nothing against questioning or standing up for yourself but just the way we do approach it and what we do say.”
The ongoing three-match ODI series is currently locked at 1-1 after England won the first match by 21 runs and Bangladesh levelled with a 34-run win in the second match.
The two teams on Monday reached the southeastern port city of Chittagong, where the third and final match of the series will be held on Wednesday.
Bayliss hoped that the crucial last match will not be affected by the incident.
“It is a deciding game. I don’t think that incident in the last game will have too much effect.
“They are professional players. They have all been through it before.
“I think if anyone gets caught up in that type of thing I think it will be an advantage to the other team.”