Disharmony in England dressing room responsible for Monty’s loss of form

April 10th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr.10 (ANI): Disharmony in the England dressing room is being touted as a factor for the loss in form of the team’s Sikh left arm spinner Monty Panesar.

Northampton County coach and former England fast bowler David Capel has come up with this damning statement.The former all-rounder, 46, believes Panesar has struggled with the upheaval surround the change of captaincy, as well as the uncertainty surrounding the next England coach.

“There has been a very disruptive period of time in the England dressing room. Some people handle things in different ways. I wonder at times whether that has been a contributory factor. When it wasn’t so disruptive, Monty was doing well,” The Sun quoted Capel, as saying.”I’m not going to say what I think Monty needs as an individual. But I’m aware how he ticks and what gets the best out of him. For any cricketer, it is an advantage to have a stable existence within the dressing room - anyone would thrive on that,” he added.

Panesar who made his debut against India in March 2006, has played 33 Tests so far and claimed 114 wickets at an average of 31.95. He has also played 26 one-day internationals and claimed 24 wickets. (ANI)

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