• Sat 10 Dec, 2016
  • 05:19 GMT
  • 01:19 ET (GMT-4)
  • 07:19 CET (GMT+2)

Bresnan Fancies Flintoff Role

CRICKET : Tim Bresnan cuts an increasingly confident figure in England’s one-day international team – but he hopes to prove plenty more about his ability to himself and others.

Tim Bresnan cuts an increasingly confident figure in England’s one-day international team – but he hopes to prove plenty more about his ability to himself and others.
Batting at number eight in a deep line-up and bowling seam at either first change, or with the new ball if required, the Yorkshireman is filling an Andrew Flintoff brief on the England sheet. Flintoff’s is a name Bresnan wisely declines to repeat when questioned on similarities or expectations of filling the injured Lancastrian’s boots.
But playing the Flintoff role on a permanent basis is a topic he has had to discuss, and he said: “I’d like a crack at it. I’m looking forward to getting that chance – and when I do I hope I don’t let myself down, and I show what I can do.”
But Bresnan will not be making the schoolboy mistake of putting unnecessary pressure on himself.
“I’m happy where I am at the moment – bowling like I am and batting at eight,” said the 24-year-old.
“If they want to shove me higher up in the order, I wouldn’t disagree with that.
“I’d love to get a few more overs with the bat in my hand.”
Bresnan is grateful for the assistance available to him and others from several quarters in and around the England squad – and names his pace partner James Anderson, bowling coach Ottis Gibson and head coach Andy Flower as especially valuable advisers.
“Jimmy’s good – obviously the senior bowler and very experienced,” he confirmed.
“The communication between all us bowlers is very, very good. ‘It’s swinging; it’s not swinging. He’s hanging back; he’s coming at you’. Little things like that can give you something extra.”

Subscribe & Share

Get stories like this delivered to you:

  • Facebook
  • Linked In
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Stumbleupon
  • Email
  • Bookmark
  • Print

Related Posts

  • No Related Posts

Betting Highlights Today

Live TV Coverage


Sat: 19:45

Sampdoria v Lazio: Serie A


Sat: 19:45

Real Madrid v Deportivo: La Liga

Rugby Uni

Sat: 19:45

Zebre v Toulouse: Champions Cup


Sat: 17:45



Sat: 17:30

Leicester v Man City: Prem Lge


Sat: 17:30

Preston v Blackburn: Championship

Rugby Uni

Sat: 15:15

Munster v Leicester: Champions Cup


Sat: 13:50

Cheltenham & Doncaster


Sat: 12:30

Watford v Everton: Prem Lge


Sat: 12:05



Sat: 11:50

Doncaster, Newcastle, Lingfield


Sat: 08:50

Western Sydney v Melbourne City: A Lge


Sat: 04:00

India v England: Fourth Test Day 3

Horse Racing On TV | Sport On TV | Odds

Newsletter Subscription

Never Miss Another Great Offer

Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest free bets, tips and sign up promotions and more sent to your inbox every week.


About Betrescue

Betrescue.com is one of the world’s leading gambling portals, offering free bets, odds comparison, live scores and results, betting tips, bookmaker and sports betting news, betting exchange, spread betting, mobile betting apps, casino and poker guides.

At Betrescue.com we keep you up-to-date with all the breaking betting news stories from the sporting world, tell you where to find the best betting odds and help you to get the best value for money.

©2016 Betrescue Ltd. All rights reserved.

Betrescue supports responsible gambling. For more information visit GamCare and Gamble Aware.