Eng spin struggle, massively exaggerated: Bresnan

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Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012, 9:41 [IST]
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'Spin struggle, massively exaggerated'

London, Oct 27: England all-rounder Tim Bresnan feels critics have massively exaggerated England's struggle against spin, as the team has been playing quite well against spinners.

England having toured the sub-continent thrice in the calendar year, have struggled to play against spin, while Tim Bresnan who is looking forward for the four-match Test series against India, says he can play spin well.

"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," Bresnan was quoted as saying by Daily Mail.

A look at England's performance in the sub-continent gives another dimension, as the series against Pakistan was quite evident which exposed England's struggle against spin as Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman humiliated England in the month of January early this year as they lost 3-0 in UAE.

Later it was Sri Lanka's chance to humiliate the English batsmen, as Rangana Herath claimed 12 wickets in the first match at Galle in March. Though England managed to win the next one, the series was squared as Kevin Pietersen scored a magnificent 151 to save the match for England.

If that wasn't enough, their World T20 campaign was yet another disaster, as the match against India exposed their weakness against spin.

Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla claimed 6 wickets in total as England were bundled out for 80.

Though Bresnan admitted that the team faced a few difficulties, he further added that they knew how to tackle 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 game plan," he added.

England touring India this time for a four-match Test series, would make sure that they play spinners well else it would lead to another debate on their struggle against spin.


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