The 22-year-old took two wickets within the first innings of the opening Test towards the West Indies at Southampton however went wicketless on the ultimate day as guests chased down a 200-run goal to say a four-wicket win.
“I feel like I am attacking both edges of the bat. My consistency and accuracy within where I am landing it is dangerous,” he stated through video convention on Tuesday.
“That comes through training, getting that feel, that rhythm … I guess and that’s certainly what I think I have got at the moment.”
Bess might have taken a wicket on the ultimate day if stand-in skipper Ben Stokes would have been capable of maintain on to Jermaine Blackwood’s catch at slip early in his innings. He had additionally trapped Roston Chase in entrance however the evaluate did not go his manner regardless of Hawk-Eye suggesting that the ball would have hit the highest of center stump.
“I know I went wicketless but it could have turned. The thing that I’m focusing on is how well it’s coming out at the moment. I do feel really dangerous and that’s a great place to be,” Bess stated.
“As a spinner, some will go your way some days and some won’t, that is cricket. I don’t look too much into that. I want to contribute with bat, ball and in the field. When my opportunities come I want to make sure I take them.”
Bess is unfazed by all of the speak of stress and stated he’s simply ready for his “time to shine”. “I’m used to bowling on spinning wickets, I’m not worried. People talk about this pressure of it being on me on the last. I actually flip it round, it’s a great opportunity,” he stated.
Aware that he has to discover a solution to keep forward of fellow spinners Mooen Ali and Jack Leach to maintain his place within the workforce, Bess stated he has been following a number of the greatest off-spinners within the recreation to sharpen his craft. “I grew up watching (Graeme) Swanny as an Englishman. Jeetan Patel has been dominating the county system. I look at Simon Harmer, he is a quality off-spinner. I’ve worked a little with (Rangana) Herath,” he stated.
“These guys have a lot of similarities and that’s why they are the best in the world. A big one is consistency, where they are landing the ball, how many revs they can get on it… For me, it is best to make sure I keep my head grounded, keep working, keep having this no-ego approach.”
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