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England Spinner Dom Bess Spoke To Joe Root About His Treatment In India

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By AFP News
April 12, 2021 • 17:58 PM View: 1061

Bess has taken 36 wickets at an average of 33.97 in his 14-Test career but has fallen behind former Somerset team-mate Jack Leach as first-choice spinner.

Bess is now Root's county team-mate at Yorkshire and says far from being deflated over the fourth Test display he treats it as part of his learning process at the top level.

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"I look back at that fourth Test as a great experience -- a really tough learning curve," said Bess who took 0-106 in Yorkshire's opening county championship game against Glamorgan.

"I can only see massive positives from the winter. I perhaps didn't impact games the way I would want to at times, but I did impact upon games for England."

Bess says having spoken with Root and Silverwood he feels he has the support he needs to move on.

"I've spoken to Joe and I understand where I stand with it all," he said.

"I certainly feel backed from these guys, who gave me good feedback in terms of what I need to do," said Bess. "I know Rooty, Spoons, and the whole team back me in terms of the longer process. I have to buy into that."

Bess's target will be to battle back for the seven home Tests this summer. England begin with June's two-Test series against New Zealand before a five-match series with India. They then bid to regain the Ashes in Australia beginning in December.
 



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