Indians will find me the hardest to face: TremlettJune 24th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) England fast bowler Chris Tremlett feels that the Indians will find him the hardest to tackle in the cricket Test series starting next month.
The 6-feet 8-inch tall fast bowler, who was the man of the series in the Test series against Sri Lankan, said with his pace and bounce he can put the Indians in a spot of bother in the four Tests. Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has also backed Tremlett to come good against the Indians.
“I played against them four years ago and it was my first taste of Test cricket. I am pretty sure with my bounce and things they found me the hardest bowler to face out of the three. Jimmy Anderson is obviously a great bowler but I offer something different with my bounce, pace, etc,” Tremlett was quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.
“If we get pitches like we did at the Rose Bowl with a bit more bounce I am sure they are going to find it uncomfortable. I am probably the tallest bowler around in the world so I do offer something a bit different. My bounce can be awkward on certain pitches so hopefully I can keep doing what I am doing and causing a threat to batsmen from any team,” he said.
Tremlett said he feels great to be one of the main bowlers in the English attack.
“Just to make it into the squad to Australia was huge for me and to be now one of the main bowlers in the team is superb. Being in the top 10 of the world and stats like that are fantastic and you do have to pinch yourself a little bit. I still want to keep doing that, performing and keeping consistent. My goal was to try and back up what I did in Australia and nail a spot in the team,” he said.
The fast bowler was happy with his performance in the 1-0 Tests series win over Sri Lanka.
“I am very happy with the way that it has gone. I contributed to the win in Cardiff in the second innings and to get five wickets at my home ground - the Rose Bowl - last week was very special. And it was great to get man of the match - the first time I’ve got man of the match for England - and to back it up with man of the series was very special as well,” he said.
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