'Disaster' of 2017 England tour changed Dowrich for the better

By June 21, 2020

With a disastrous run of scores - 4, 5, 0, 0, 1 and 14 - during the West Indies’ tour of England in 2017, Shane Dowrich would have returned to the Caribbean a broken man, low on confidence.

However, instead, the experience changed him for the better.

“The last time I was here was very tough for me, but it was a series that really changed around my career. I was young, in unfamiliar territory and I really didn’t cope very well with it, to be honest,” he said.

“But since then, I’ve been able to go away and learned a lot from my experience of here last time. I consider myself a different player to what I was three years ago. In England, batting will always be a challenge, but I think I’m ready and up for that.”

He has set himself targets that he believes has prepared to achieve on the tour in which the first Test bowls off at the Aeges Stadium in Southampton on July 8.

“I would love to score a Test hundred in England, it’s always a challenge but I think if you’re going to rate yourself as a player you have to be able to do it and I think, I’ve been putting in enough work to actually come up with something in this series,” he said.

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