Drafted into the staff following a again harm to Joe Denly, Billings smashed an unbeaten 67 to information England to a six-wicket win over Ireland within the opening ODI on Thursday. With India scheduled to host the T20 World Cup in 2021 and the 50-over World Cup in 2023, Billings mentioned his skill to play spin will maintain him in good stead.
“I think that’s definitely something that I can potentially offer compared to other players. My game against spin has benefited from all the different franchises I have experienced, particularly the IPL,” Billings, who has performed for Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals, was quoted as saying by Skysports.
“I have had relative success on turning pitches in Chennai and Delhi. I back my game against spin and I have to continue to work hard. In ODI format or longer format, the subcontinent is somewhere I think I can do well. The longer format is one I want to push my case in if I get the opportunity.”
The 29-year-old, who has performed 16 ODIs and 26 T20Is, by no means acquired a daily taking part in time with England since making his debut in 2015 however he grabbed the chance with each arms when he was included within the taking part in XI in opposition to Ireland.
“In a nutshell, my career hit a heavy speed bump last year (with the injury) so for me it’s about building that momentum back up,” mentioned Billings, who missed out of the 2019 World Cup marketing campaign as a result of a shoulder harm.
“It’s been very up down (with England), I suppose, over the past 5 years. I performed 5 ODIs in opposition to New Zealand straight after the final World Cup in 2015 after which 10 since then and July 2018.
“The alternatives have been sporadic however England’s ODI facet is arguably one of many hardest sports activities groups to get into for the time being so all I can do is take my alternatives once they come up.”
In the primary ODI, Billings got here out to bat at No 5 and shared an unbroken partnership of 96 with captain Eoin Morgan as England achieved the goal of 173 with greater than 22 overs to spare.
“I’ve (accomplished effectively in center order) constantly over the past 5 years … so it is a function I get pleasure from. It’s a really powerful function. You should be very adept. You can are available in three or 4 down very early on and regular the ship or you may are available in for the final 5 overs nd everybody expects you to get 40 off 10 balls,” mentioned Billings.
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