MANCHESTER-England opener Dom Sibley is simply 10 Take a look at matches outdated however he feels that he ought to have managed to attain 4 or 5 extra centuries for the Three Lions. The 24-year-old has reckoned that he has missed out on few alternatives to attain massive.
Dom Sibley, who has 2 Take a look at tons of to his title until date, stated that having a Take a look at common of 40 (39.50) from 10 matches was good but it surely might have been loads higher. “If you said after 10 Test matches, you’d be averaging 40 and two Test hundreds, I’d be pleased. But at the same time, I do feel that I’ve got a lot more to give. I’ve only shown myself to a certain level. I’ve let opportunities slip to score four or five hundreds. That might sound unrealistic, but that’s the way I think,” Dom Sibley stated in a digital media convention, organised by the ECB.
Sibley lately made headlines after finishing his hundred of 312 balls in opposition to West Indies within the second Take a look at of the recently-concluded 3-match collection. Sibley’s hundred was slowest in Take a look at cricket since November 2014 and it helped the hosts make a comeback in opposition to the guests, who have been main the collection after a complete win within the first Take a look at. The 24-year-old went on to slam a fifty within the decisive Take a look at match of the collection as properly.
The Surrey batsman added that he was feeling ‘more comfortable’ within the center after each passing day and wish to again himself in opposition to ‘some amazing’ bowlers he has confronted in brief profession. Dom Sibley stated his opening companion Rory Burns was additionally ‘greedy’ to attain and a contest of scoring extra tons of between them will finally assist the England group. “I’m starting to feel more comfortable every time I go out to bat. There are some amazing bowlers out there, but I’ll always back myself.”
“Burns would say the same as me. Knowing his character is similar to me, he’d be greedy and say he’d like a few more hundreds. “That’s something that’s good for us and can drive us forward, having that competition of who scores more hundreds. “I’m good friends with him and played with him a lot, and hopefully we can play a lot more games together for England,” Sibley asserted.
With Pakistan’s line-up once more set to function left-arm fast Shaheen Afridi and teenage quick bowler Naseem Shah, Sibley expects to have his work reduce out once more within the second Take a look at. “They are a very good attack – they have got a bit of everything. “Abbas is very accurate, they have left-arm angle (Afridi) and the youngster (Naseem) who has some pace and bowled really well last week and a world-class spinner (Yasir). It is a very good attack but we have had a look and now we need to adapt and prepare for Thursday.”
The opening batsman stated that all-rounder Ben Stokes could be missed within the remaining two Take a look at matches in opposition to Pakistan and gamers should step up within the absence of the 29-year-old so as to add steadiness to the group. “Stokes is an enormous a part of our group and top-of-the-line gamers on the earth however household comes first and we’re supporting him with every little thing that is occurring. We’ll should make do in his absence and folks must step up.
“Winning the last game was brilliant and the balance of that side was the way we had it for the West Indies series. I’m not sure (who will come in for Stokes), I just train hard and do my thing to score as many runs as possible,” he added.