London, July 15 (IANS) England spinner Dom Bess has said that he feels he has now reached a place where he has “dangerous” consistency and accuracy.
Bess has taken 13 wickets in the five Tests he has played so far, including two in the first Test against the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl.
“I feel like I am attacking both edges of the bat. My consistency and accuracy within where I am landing is dangerous,” he said via video conference on Tuesday.
“That comes through training, getting that feel, that rhythm… I guess and that’s certainly what I think I have got at the moment,” he said.
Bess was unlucky to go wicketless on the final day of the first Test against the West Indies with stand-in captain Ben Stokes dropping Jermain Blackwood off him and an LBW decision against Roston Chase going the batsmen’s favour despite replays showing that the ball would have hit the top of off stump.
“I know I went wicketless but it could have turned. The thing that I’m focusing on is how well it’s coming out at the moment. I do feel really dangerous and that’s a great place to be,” Bess said.
“As a spinner, some will go your way some days and some won’t, that is cricket. I don’t look too much into that. I want to contribute with bat, ball and in the field. When my opportunities come I want to make sure I take them,” he added.
Bess is unfazed by all the talk of pressure and said that he is just waiting for his ‘time to shine’.