Harry Brook, representing England in the ODI World Cup 2023 in India, has openly addressed his series of underwhelming performances. Thus far, Brook has managed scores of 25 and 20 against New Zealand and Bangladesh, respectively. In both instances, his innings didn’t extend beyond 25 balls.
Harry Brook’s opens up on World Cup struggles
As he gears up for the forthcoming game against Afghanistan, Brook doesn’t shy away from expressing his disappointment regarding his contributions to the team’s performance. He calls for patience from fans and cricket enthusiasts, emphasizing that he’s still in the process of adapting to the intricacies of this relatively unfamiliar format.
“Obviously I’ve had a couple of starts. It would have been nice if I’d gone on. I’m very inexperienced in this format. It does make a big difference having not played it, I think. But yeah, hopefully I can pick it up fairly quickly, and if I get another go then try and make a big score,” Brook was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
“I think it’s almost approaching the start of your innings like a Test match, and then obviously the longer you’re in, the easier it gets. You’ve just got to try and construct an innings better than I have done in the seven or eight games I’ve played. So you just keep on trying to learn and figure out the format,” the 24-year-old added.
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Turning to seasoned advice
Recognizing the need for improvement, Brook has sought counsel from the experienced campaigners within the squad.
“Everybody’s just said, you’ve got a lot more time than you think. I’ve played so much Twenty20 cricket over the last couple of years that if I see a ball go above my eyeline my eyes light up and I want to smack it. Just give myself a bit more time,” the Keighley-born cricketer concluded.
Ben Stokes‘ unavailability due to a hip injury shortly after England‘s arrival in India paved the way for Brook’s promotion from being a reserve batter to taking on a significant role in fixtures against New Zealand and Bangladesh. This abrupt elevation presented challenges for the young cricketer, but he is determined to absorb the lessons from each match and gradually elevate his performance on the grand international stage.
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Harry Brook, representing England in the ODI World Cup 2023 in India, has openly addressed his series of underwhelming performances. Thus far, Brook has managed scores of 25 and 20 against New Zealand and Bangladesh, respectively. In both instances, his innings didn’t extend beyond 25 balls. Harry Brook’s opens up on World Cup struggles As…