Bresnan feels that England have no major faults in the way they approach spin bowling
England all-rounder Tim Bresnan believes that the speculation about the national team’s problems against spin bowling are “massively exaggerated”.
Bresnan noted that good spin bowlers are expected to pick up wickets if the conditions are in their favour as well.
With England’s Test series against India set to begin on November 15 in Ahmedabad, Bresnan will be looking to cement his place at the eighth spot on the Test roster.
The Daily Mail quoted Bresnan as saying: “I think our struggles against spin have been massively exaggerated. I don’t think there’s anything too wrong about the way we play when it comes to spinners, it’s one of those things that you know can become an issue if you get out to them. But we have to accept that spinners sometimes get wickets on spinning tracks, and not let that put us off our gameplan.”
The criticisms about England’s spin playing abilities first arose in January after Pakistan’s spin duo of Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman tore through the lineup with ease, leaving England to helplessly look on as Pakistan whitewashed them 3-0.
Things only got worse from there for England, as they lost their first Test against Sri Lanka in March, where spinner Rangana Herath took 12 wickets in the match before Kevin Pietersen’s brilliant knock of 151 in the second Test helped England end the series as a draw.
England were also humiliated by the Indian spinners during their clash in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20, when Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla combined to take 6-25.