The 28-year-old, who has scored 1,695 runs together with 5 a whole bunch in 32 Tests, stated he desires to be rated greater as a batsmen and was wanting ahead to pile up some runs in England.
“I’ve always wanted to score a century in England. I scored a century against England in the Caribbean, but I would love to get one in England,” he informed the media through video convention.
“As I said, when you score hundreds in England, I think, as a batsman, people take you more seriously and rate you a bit higher. I’m looking to have a good series with the bat, score as many runs as possible. I will not be happy if I don’t get at least one century.”
While opening duo of Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope will look to supply begins, Chase should share extra accountability within the center order within the absence of Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer, who had refused to tour England amid the COVID-19 pandemic attributable to household issues.
“It’s fair to say that we haven’t had the best time as a top order. But I think some of the guys have played 30 or more Test matches, so the guys are experienced and know how to get runs at that level – so we are ever improving,” stated Chase, who averages 24.75 in away Tests.
“It’s just for us to get that confidence and belief back in our batting in the top order and I think that will be fine because the guys know they have the ability.”
The West Indies group may even face the problem of taking over fellow Barbadian, Jofra Archer, who is among the very important cogs in England’s bowling assault. Chase, who had confronted a 20-year-old Archer in a membership sport in Sussex Premier League in 2015, is hoping to get success in opposition to him.
“I do remember the game we played against Jofra,” Chase stated.
“This was earlier than he even performed for Sussex or something like that. He truly received 5 wickets, he received me out as properly. He pulled up after he received the 5 wickets and batting grew to become loads simpler for us.
“He was at all times a great expertise however he wasn’t as speedy as he’s now.”
The off-spinner additionally identified that the stint in Sussex Premier League made him mentally stronger. “The pitches had been a bit up and down so I did not get many runs. But it actually helped my cricket as a batsman and my all-round sport. Not solely skill-wise, it actually helped me mentally,” Chase stated.
“I used to be alone on the market. I solely had the blokes that performed within the aspect with me and outdoors of the cricket, the blokes had been busy. It was simply me alone, making an attempt to do my greatest. That actually toughened me up as a cricketer and mentally.”
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