Darren Gough. (Photograph by Harry Trump/Getty Photos) MANCHESTER: Former seamer Darren Gough has vouched for England opener Dom Sibley‘s capability to play spin, saying if he may dominate India’s R Ashwin on option to a double ton in county cricket, […]
Darren Gough. (Photograph by Harry Trump/Getty Photos)
MANCHESTER: Former seamer Darren Gough has vouched for England opener Dom Sibley‘s capability to play spin, saying if he may dominate India’s R Ashwin on option to a double ton in county cricket, he’s adequate to play any spinner on the planet.
The 24-year-old Sibley, who has scored two fifties and 100 within the ongoing Check sequence in opposition to the West Indies, has confronted criticism from some quarters for his gradual batting.
On Sunday, Sibley had struggled a bit to up the tempo when West Indies launched spinners throughout the third day of the third Check on the Previous Trafford.
“Individuals hold telling me he cannot play in opposition to spin. I obtained informed the opposite day that he obtained a double hundred in opposition to Ashwin,” Gough mentioned on ‘Sky Sports activities’.
“Ashwin is without doubt one of the finest spinners on the planet, if not one of the best, and he obtained a double in opposition to him and smacked him to all components apparently. So, if he can play in opposition to Ashwin and get a double, he is adequate for me!”
Enjoying for Warwickshire, Sibley had scored an unbeaten 215 in opposition to Nottinghamshire final 12 months with premier India off-spinner Ashwin being among the many opposition bowlers.
Gough, who has picked 229 wickets in 58 Assessments for England, believes Sibley’s capability to play lengthy innings makes him much like former batsmen Michael Atherton and Alastair Cook dinner and he could make an influence on the high of the order for England.
“I like him, he hates getting out and that’s what we have been crying out for! We discuss wanting batsmen like Atherton or Cook dinner on the high of the order, nicely we have him,” Gough mentioned.
“Dom Sibley has proven that he can bat time and if he can bat time on the high of the order, we have the gamers down the order to speed up the scoring fee.
“We simply want somebody to get a partnership with the brand new ball, we have two guys there who’re able to doing it in (Rory) Burns and Sibley. Let’s simply persist with them and cease in search of issues,” he added.