Joe Root is assured England can banish the perception they’re prone to spin as soon as and for all in Sri Lanka.
The incidence of seam bowlers in England has continuously left the nationwide facet under-prepared for journeys to the sub-continent, the place stipulations are extra conducive to show, however the Test captain and one-day batsman believes the present era are in a position to modify that.
Only 15 overs had been imaginable sooner than rain washed out the first one-day world however Saturday’s 2d fit in Dambulla will have to supply an extended take a look at Sri Lanka’s spinners Akila Dananjaya and Lakshan Sandakan.
“I think we’ve certainly got it in us. There’s been signs of that and as a team, our record against spin is right up there, if not the best in the world over the last couple of years,” he stated. “This is some other alternative to turn everybody how just right we’re against spin and to accomplish smartly on those surfaces.
“To do that it’s important to understand the rhythm of batting here is very different to back home. The way we structure setting a target or chasing one down might be very different to how we go about it at home.”
Dananjaya bowls a mix’n’match aggregate of off-breaks, leg-breaks and googlies, whilst Sandakan gives rarely-spotted left-arm wrist spin.
Sri Lanka’s captain, Dinesh Chandimal, stated on the eve of the collection that the England pair Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid had been not able to provide such “mystery spin” however Root is now not letting tags cloud his judgment.
“Every bowler you’ve never faced before is mystery, because you don’t know what you’re going to get,” he stated. “You can get your self out through speaking your self out. Most importantly you get ready, watch the pictures, see how they function and cross and play accordingly.
“But I think Rash would be a bit disappointed by saying there’s no mystery about how he bowls. He has a few tricks in his bag and I’m sure you’ll see that on these surfaces.”