Home > News >

Graham Thorpe calls players to pull up their performance ahead of ICC World T20

Graham Thorpe © Getty Images
Graham Thorpe was himself a good player of spin bowling and is expected to assist England in dealing with spin © Getty Images

Mar 11, 2014

England’s limited over batting coach Graham Thorpe has called for the rest of the players in the side to pull up their performance after the side is dealing with a few injury issues. While Joe Root has been ruled out of the ICC World T20 as well, Stuart Broad and Eoin Morgan are dealing with knee injuries as well. Thorpe hoped that the batsmen will face the spinners well in the ICC World T20.

“We obviously need to improve, at the top in the first six overs, with the bat. We’ve got four games left [before the start of the World Twenty20], and I don’t think we’re 100% sure on the line-up. So we’re looking for performances from the guys, to put their hand up and say ‘Look, it’s going to be me’,” Thorpe was quoted as saying by The Independent.

“Playing spin for English players is not straightforward. We don’t play heaps of spin consistently throughout the year. We mustn’t fret about it. We must just improve. We have to identify those players who are capable of going to Bangladesh and actually having a gameplan, and the skill to be able to perform — know where they can score their boundaries and put competitive scores on the board in Bangladesh,” he added.

Spinners are expected to dominate in the ICC World T20. In the Asia Cup 2014 gone by, spinners from all the five teams played a crucial role. Emphasising the need to score against the spinners, Thorpe said, “To do that, we have to be bold; we have to hit boundaries, and be able to manoeuvre the ball around against quality spinners — maybe bowlers we don’t read as well. We’re certainly not going to panic, but we’re not going to stand here and say we played spin well on Sunday — we didn’t.”

England have two more T20s left against West Indies. They are placed in Group 1 of the World T20.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Viv Richards’ 6/41 bowls West Indies to a thrilling victory over India

Asad Shafiq emerges as dependable No 6 for Pakistan

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Virat Kohli spot-kicks raise money for charity in Indian Super League

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Naman Ojha smashes double ton as Central Zone pile huge score against North Zone

David Warner half-century guides Australia to 113/0 against Pakistan on Day 2 of 1st Test

Sachin Tendulkar wishes fans on Diwali

New Zealand vs South Africa, 2nd ODI at Mt Maunganui Preview: Hosts look to draw level to stay alive

Viv Richards’ 6/41 bowls West Indies to a thrilling victory over India

Asad Shafiq emerges as dependable No 6 for Pakistan

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here