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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.


"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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