For plenty of West Indies batsmen, playing in England would be a challenge and Shane Dowrich’s case is no different as he looks forward to the upcoming Test series. One day after Roston Chase targetted leaving from England with at least one century, keeper-batsman Shane Dowrich is aiming the same as well. The Caribbeans landed in the United Kingdom two weeks ago for the three-Test series.
The world would get the first taste of international cricket when England and West Indies lock horns for the Wisden Trophy. The tourists, who are its current holders, agreed to play a high-profile series even as the risk of COVID-19 pathogen hovers in the nation. The first of the three Tests begins in Southampton from the 8th of July while the second and third Test will take place in Manchester.
Shane Dowrich acknowledged that the previous series in England turned his career around. He admits that as a young and inexperienced player in unfamiliar conditions, he couldn’t cope up with it. However, the 28-year old is thoroughly looking forward to the upcoming rubber. In the 2017 series, Dowrich managed only 24 runs in three Test at 4.80.
“I consider myself a different player to what I was three years ago. The last time I was here, it was very tough for me – it was a series that really changed around my career.
I was young, I was in unfamiliar territory – to be honest, I really didn’t cope well with it. Since then, I’ve been able to go away and I’ve learned a lot from my experience over here last time. Playing in England will always be a challenge, but I think I’m ready for it.” Dowrich claimed as quoted by Hindustan Times.
I would love to score a Test hundred in England: Shane Dowrich
The Barbados-born batsman went on to say that he wants to average at least 40 in England this time. The 28-year old believes that to be one of the best Test batsmen; one has to score runs in England and is also aiming for at least a ton in their backyard. The absence of Shimron Hetymer and Darren Bravo gives Shane Dowrich a chance to showcase his abilities.
“I’d like to leave England with a Test hundred, and I’m looking to average around 40 in this series. I would love to score a Test hundred in England: scoring runs is always a challenge, but I think if you’re going to rate yourself as a player, you have to be able to do it. I think I’ve put in enough work to come away with something in the series.” he added.