Adrian Barath is looking to revive his Test career through the England series
West Indies opener, Adrian Barath has admitted that he still has no answer for the conditions in England, and stated that he needed to learn fast in order to be a useful asset to his team.
Barath, was one of the two wickets that fell within the 18 overs bowled in the rain-effected match against English county Sussex.
“I was a bit unlucky, but the time I was out there I felt really good. I’m working on playing the ball a bit later (in English conditions), leaving a lot more balls. It’s about learning fast, and I have a lot of responsibility,” he said.
However, Barath knows he still has a lot of work to do if he is to stand a chance against the England pace bowling attack in the upcoming first Test on May 17.
The 22-year-old made a brilliant debut in his Test career, scoring a century against Australia at Brisbane.
But, after failing to achieve much in his previous 12 Test matches, Barath knows it is time to deliver a big score and get his Test career back on the right track.
“Over the past year or so, I haven’t really had the sort of performances I’d like, but I’m going to have to put that behind me,” he said.
Barath, also noted that he is learning how to deal with the conditions from teammate and current world number one Test batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
“It’s all about learning from my mistakes in the past, and building from it, and learning from team-mates like Shivnarine Chanderpaul about these conditions, he’s played a lot of cricket here, scored a lot of runs and has a lot to offer,” Barath added.