Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Sep 28 2022, 7:00 PM | 2 Min Read

Zak Crawley reflects on his struggles in the home summer

image-l8lj8af4Crawley struggled to score runs in the home summer [PC: Twitter]

England opener Zak Crawley opened up on his struggles with the bat in the home summer and admitted that it's the worst he ever had in his professional career.

Crawley has had a curious start to life as an international cricketer, scoring an imperious 267 against Pakistan two years ago, while he displayed further evidence of his undoubted talent in his final Test innings of 2020 and then averaging a meagre 10.81 in 2021. 

England kept backing Crawley even after a horror run with the bat in 2021. This year has been no different, Crawley has been averaging just 27.68 with the bat.

Crawley opens up on his poor run of for

"It's been a tough year - probably my worst summer I've ever had. I'm pleased with myself that I could bounce back. I always thought I would, so it's fine - it just took longer than I thought. It's nice to find some rhythm and take a bit of confidence into the winter. Hopefully, all being well, I get picked in those squads," said Zak Crawley.

"I've learned an awful lot - mainly what not to do. When I was out of nick, I was putting restrictions on where I could score. I was getting more and more negative, in my shell. It might not have come across like that in some of the shots I was playing. But I find when I'm negative, I don't move my feet very well, I'm not moving my body, so it comes across as loose shots."

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