England can't let their heads drop, says Tredwell

Jan 23, 2013, 00:47 IST | IANS

England off-spinner James Tredwell yesterday said it is important for the visitors to put runs on the board to carry out their plans with the ball in the fourth one-day International against India at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here.

“We have bowled quite nicely over the last few games. We know how dangerous the Indian batting line-up can be and I think we have actually shaped up quite nicely with the ball. Obviously, a few more runs on the board would have been nice. Hopefully, we can go out and get runs on the board and then carry out our plans with the ball,” said Tredwell, who was Man of the Match in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Rajkot.

James Tredwell
James Tredwell

With the visitors trailing 1-2, this is a must-win match for them to keep the five-match series alive. “We go in to every game trying to win it, regardless of how the series is standing. And certainly it is at the back of your mind, but you have to focus on the next ball and then hopefully things take care of themselves, in terms of results,” Tredwell told mediapersons here.

“It can’t be quite easy in this part of the world if you get on a bad trot; you can let your heads drop and we can’t allow that feeling to creep in. We played well in the first game and we will try to draw on that performance and try and reach those heights as opposed to dwelling on the poor performances of the last two games,” added the off-spinner, who has picked up seven wickets in the three games so far.

Tredwell, who has played 12 ODIs so far in his career, also commented on his own performance saying: “Thankfully, it has gone okay so far, but if you rest on that, then you are not looking forward to better things ahead,” Tredwell concluded.

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