Contrary to common belief that English cricket turfs all there for all pace and swing, there is also thinking that wickets have slowed a bit over the years and now offering help for genuine spinners.
The thinking is based on the recent stats in which all the top spinners have excelled in English conditions. As the ICC World Cup-2019 is nearing all the teams are trying their best perfect themselves in all departments.
Joining the fray are Australia’s batsman who set are expected to undergo some intensive training against wrist-spin bowling during their pre-World Cup camp that started on Thursday in Brisbane and includes three unofficial ODIs against New Zealand.
To help hone Australia’s skills against leg-spin ahead of their World Cup opener against Afghanistan – an outfit featuring the world’s top-ranked ODI leggie, Rashid – at Bristol on June 1, combatting the spin threat will be a focus of the current Cup-holders’ forthcoming net sessions.
A number of the nation’s foremost leg-spinners – Brisbane-based Mitchell Swepson, South Australia’s prodigy Lloyd Pope and fellow teen Tom O’Connell of Victoria – have been summoned to the Bupa National Cricket Centre to be part of the camp, Cricketcom.au reported.
“I think spin will play a huge part in this World Cup,” Finch told Melbourne radio station SEN this week, before flying to Brisbane to join his World Cup squad mates.
“The English wickets are a bit drier than people think, and the white ball doesn’t swing a huge amount.